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WC 2006 Match Chat: Group A finale 7 am, PT
2006-06-20 04:00
by Bob Timmermann

Germany vs. Ecuador in Berlin

or, for our compulsive gamblers Costa Rica vs. Poland in Hanover

The winner of the match in Munich wins Group A. The winner of the match in Hanover gets the number of rocks thrown at the team plane cut by 50%!

Little known historical fact: Ecuador declared war on Germany on February 2, 1945. It was the thought that counted.

2006-06-20 07:14:24
1.   Bob Timmermann
Is it my imagination or are there a disproportionate number of very early goals in this World Cup?
2006-06-20 07:16:55
2.   Voxter
I was just thonking the same thing.
2006-06-20 07:17:39
3.   Voxter
Thonk. Hee hee.
2006-06-20 07:21:28
4.   Bob Timmermann
I thonking about Travis Hafner recently.

Ecuador is starting a guy named "Guagua", which among Spanish speakers in the Caribbean means "bus."

2006-06-20 07:25:21
5.   Bob Timmermann
And for the GA crowd, Costa Rica takes a 1-0 lead over Poland.
2006-06-20 07:35:19
6.   Bob Timmermann
And the Poles tie thanks to a bad non-call.
2006-06-20 08:15:07
7.   yankee23
I'm thinking Poland should just let Costa Rica win. Polish fans probably don't expect much out of a trip to Germany (these trips have never gone well) and everyone knows how rabid South (or Central, I guess) American fans can be.
2006-06-20 08:19:15
8.   Bob Timmermann
Ecuador's heretofore well-organized defense is not today.
2006-06-20 08:22:10
9.   Ken Arneson
I know Drew Carey has some World Cup soccer show, but how the heck did Ryan Stiles manage to get the job as the ref for the Germany-Ecuador match?
2006-06-20 08:25:06
10.   Bob Timmermann
Five goals for Poles today.

Three of them are by guys on the German team.

2006-06-20 08:29:54
11.   yankee23
10 So if Podolski would've scored instead of Neuville against Poland, which team would've won?
2006-06-20 08:36:36
12.   Bob Timmermann
So the Germans do go with the long "oooooooooo"
for players with that sound in their name!


2006-06-20 08:38:24
13.   yankee23
Yeah, the "u" sound in german is a very low sound, just like the "oo" in a word like tooth.
2006-06-20 08:46:32
14.   yankee23
It's killing me to hear the announcers calling him Oliver 'New'ville every time. The German "eu" isn't at all difficult to pronounce.
2006-06-20 08:48:02
15.   Bob Timmermann
But it seems that John Harkes likes to show off the fact that he knows some German.
2006-06-20 08:52:40
16.   Bob Timmermann
Costa Rica will be dueling with Serbia et. al for last place.

The Ticos finish 0-3 and -5 in goals.

The Serbs are 0-2 and -7 now.

2006-06-20 08:58:37
17.   Bob Timmermann
Whoops, -6 for the Ticos.

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