Monday, July 10, 2006

Italia wins the world cup!

For all the haters talking about diving, let give some credit to the outstanding defense. Italy allowed only 2 goals against them the entire tournament. One, they scored against themselves and the other was off a penalty kick.

For the love of god, can someone please tell ABC/ESPN to get rid of O'Brien and Balboa for 2010? They are calling soccer matches like baseball games. Their stupid commentary sucks.

Sad that the cup is over.

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

I watched the game this afternoon and I thought of you. Was a bit nerve wracking, but truly a great game................sad that it's over too!!

corinna

Tina said...

And not even that. And not really even that. No opponent scored a live action goal against them.

Tina said...

by the way I'll marry Fabio Cannavaro as soon as he asks me!

nyc/caribbean ragazza said...

yes Tina you are correct. I don't understand why everyone underestimated this team. They have won 4 world cups for a reason.

re: fabio, have you seen the Dolce & Gabbana ads? oh mio dio!!

Anonymous said...

Hey I have been reading your blog from Tracie's blog and enjoy your writing. She posted pictures today of the celebration! This is the first time I have written and will continue reading. Thanks

Anonymous said...

Hey I have been reading your blog from Tracie's blog and enjoy your writing. She posted pictures today of the celebration! This is the first time I have written and will continue reading. Thanks

nyc/caribbean ragazza said...

thanks anon. I checked out Tracie B's photos.

Janet said...

Hi! Found a link to your blog on another I read, and I just came by this morning to have a look. Very enjoyable! And it's really nice to read the blog of an American woman with a very different physical location and career than my own!

I especially enjoyed reading that you are a fan of what people here call "football"! Good for you! I worked for a French oil company in Houston before moving over here, so needless to say it was very convenient to watch a lot of soccer...especially during big events like Champions League, World Cup, etc.

Also, it's interesting to read your comments about the US commentators. I would have loved to have the comparison. Of course, here the BBC and ITV commentators were terrific -- although perhaps a little hard on the US players (even though they deserved some degree of negativity, of course...).

Anyway, HELLO from Oxfordshire! Just wanted you know that I enjoy your blog!

Janet

(lordcelery.blogspot.com)

nyc/caribbeanragazza said...

Thanks janet for checking my little blog. Yes people here are still talking about the terrible commentators. I pray O'Brien is not back in 2010. Not sure if it's still up but the NY Times had a great world cup soccer blog.

Tracie B. said...

my ears are still ringing from the street bombs...