Monday, October 24, 2011
Wednesday, October 5, 2011
Wow, even scarier now, isn't it? Well, since I have taken my leave of absence, I've done some thinking. I am planning to make a separate blog, for soccer, to be named later, and keep this blog for my life and stuff. I'll elaborate on this later. Also, too bad about Steve Jobs. Such a great guy. I did a book report on a biography of his in 6th grade. Well, I'll get back with more anwsers.
Friday, July 29, 2011
Just a thought prior to my essay on the boatload of news concerning football. Why are there practically no jerseys that are green? Even n the national pool, there are only a few teams that can be green or part green, namely Bangladesh, Benin, Bolivia, BVI, Cameroon, Comoros, Cook Islands, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Libya, Macau, Madagascar, Mali, Mexico, Monserrat, Morocco, Nigeria, Northern Ireland, Pakistan, Portugal, Ireland, Sao Tome, Sierra Leone, Slovenia, Turkmenistan, Vanuatu, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. Yes, it seems big, but compare it to the teams wearing red (84 vs 28). Clubs in green are even rarer, with only Werder, Wolfsburg, Rapid, Celtic, and Ferencvarosi coming to my mind. If you know any green teams, put something in the comments.
Hey, didn't expect that, huh? Well, I'm at the beach with my dad, his gf and her son and their dog, so I've been in the water a lot, as one cold likely guess. Sorry I couldn't be bothered to post in China, but I'll fill you in now. We arrived in Shanghai through Atlanta and we stayed at the Pudong Shangri-La. It was an incredibly swanky hotel, with a breakfast buffet for a king. We went for a little walk around the city, and we went to an Apple store, which was crazy. There was a huge horde of Asians there just to get there overpriced iDoodads. We also went into an Asian Adidas store, where I jot a Chelsea graphic tee that said on the tag, "Built for the fit and comfort of the Asian body". Yeah. Anyways, we went to a Hilton hotel and went up to the 73rd floor and had a drink, which was pretty cool. Once we had to leave Shanghai, we took a plane to Wuhan, for some reason, as the Yangtze ends in Shanghai, but whatever. Then, we went upriver, seeing some amazing sites, rada rada rada, and then we arrived in Chongquing, where we saw PANDAS!!!!!!!!!!!!! Yeah, it was flipping awesome. We took a plane to Xian, where we saw the terra-cotta army. Another plane took us to Beijing. I walked the Great Wall there, and we went to Tiananmen Square and he Forbidden City, or, really, the Restricted City To Those Who Don't Have A Tour Group. In all, it was a really cool trip, and I'll fill you in with futbol news later.
Sunday, July 10, 2011
Half of the quarterfinals have been completed today. England matched off against the favorited France, but England managed to strike first shortly after the half. France got a last-gasp equalizer near the 88th minute, and the penalty shootout that followed was, surprise, disappointing for the English. France won 4-3, even though their first pen was saved by the English keeper. Germany v Japan was similarly boring, and a shocker Japan goal in the second half of extra time knocked out the #2 team in the world and the favorites to win. France will face off against the winner of USA v Brazil, and Japan take on the victor of Sweden v Australia. Oh, yeah, Sweden beat the USA 2-1, so the US has to beat Brazil to succeed. In the last WWC, Brazil knocked out the USA in the 2007 semi by 4-0, so the US should be scared, even they lead the series, like, 22-0-2 or something crazy I saw on ESPN. 'Night.