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Member since: May 23, 2002
Last visit: June 09, 2006

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or, rather why are comments labeled PST, threads in the locker room labeled MST and threads in sportsfilter labeled CST?

posted by vacapinta at 03:20 PM on June 27, 2002

wow, iconomy posted in my future. How'd you do that?

posted by vacapinta at 03:15 PM on June 27, 2002

Germany vs. Korea Republic.

heh, heh. Its between me and kafkaesque.

posted by vacapinta at 02:57 PM on June 25, 2002

Germany v Korea is semifinal 1.

1. Brazil 2. Germany 3. Turkey 4. Korea Korea has gone too far. I think their luck has run out. Turkey could take this and is a better team than Germany but they are on the wrong side and will get knocked out by Brazil.

posted by vacapinta at 02:16 PM on June 24, 2002

Which Footballer Are You?

Hmmm. I also got Freddie Ljungberg. About right.

posted by vacapinta at 03:00 AM on June 20, 2002

Japan v Turkey

Japan 2-1; Korea 2-1 (OT) Woo hoo! I called it. stupid japan.

posted by vacapinta at 04:04 PM on June 18, 2002

Japan v Turkey

wc2k2: If you see another guy walking around with a fork - that's me. k: dont underestimate the senegalese (or the brazilians for that matter) Japan 2-1; Korea 2-1 (OT) I wouldnt lay any money down on these games, though.

posted by vacapinta at 12:34 AM on June 18, 2002

US v Mexico

The mexicans, I am afraid to say, are seeming to lack coordination in this game. Well-deserved goals for the U.S.

posted by vacapinta at 02:56 AM on June 17, 2002

How are you following the World Cup?

Same as worldcup2002 - I'm in the same time zone (san francisco). I've been watching all the games on Univision. I do speak Spanish. I've always found the Spanish announcers to be more genuinely enthusiastic about the game. They have actually toned it down since the days of Andres when the narration was often overly dramatic. I remember exclamations like "Ay! Donde esta SIL-VA!" for a mere midfield pass. Basically, less analysis, more emotional outbursts - perhaps its just a Latin thing. I've watched most of the 11:30 games but 4:30 am is just too much, except for the, um, semifinals and finals for which I will have to drink much, much coffee.

posted by vacapinta at 12:42 PM on June 16, 2002


I just love watchin the senegalese do their co-ordinated dance/victory celebration. I left a hapennin party here in SF to watch the match. Glad i did. So many close calls on either side but Senegal played the better game and deserved their win. They are stylish players and seeing them play against Brazil (I hope) should make for a beautiful game.

posted by vacapinta at 03:59 AM on June 16, 2002

Five of the top six World Cup teams are out or in danger of being knocked out.

Mexico AND Italy, two of my favorite teams will advance! I am celebrating today.

posted by vacapinta at 01:24 PM on June 13, 2002

Five of the top six World Cup teams are out or in danger of being knocked out.

grum I had done the same calculations. It should be interesting. Note that for Mexico to advance first all they have to do is tie. Also, Ecuador has a chance of advancing only if Mexico beats Italy. i.e. Ecuador is the only team that does not have its fate entirely in its hands, as they say. Anyways, yes, it should be interesting.

posted by vacapinta at 05:37 PM on June 12, 2002

"Apart from the tango and football, there are few things in Argentina at the moment to pin our hopes on. ... Poverty is good for nothing, except for playing football."

There is some indication that the Argentinians love "futbol" the sport as much as or more than its nationalistic incarnation.

posted by vacapinta at 10:27 PM on June 11, 2002

World Cup math: Ireland must win by two goals against Saudi Arabia.

The math is just as tricky for most of the other groups. In Group G, for example, Ecuador could still emerge from the round (Mex beats Italy, Ec beats Croatia with a good goal differential in both games) And, after the Korea-U.S. tie, Group A is a free-for-all.

posted by vacapinta at 02:40 PM on June 10, 2002

Does anyone see anything odd about this quote?

Sorry. I apologize for being snarky.

posted by vacapinta at 02:32 PM on June 10, 2002