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World Cup Penultimate Observations

Subtitle: How Germany Wrecked Soccer Forever.

The Germans are taking their best shot at wrecking soccer forever. They beat Brasil 7-1 both scoring and allowing goals at a rate of one goal every 11 minutes. This unprecedented display of soccer excitement prompted my friend [rugby guy] to email me here in Spain asking if FIFA had finally done away with the offside rule for the last stages of the World Cup – something he has been lobbying for as long as I’ve known him. When rugby guys are finding soccer interesting there is clearly something wrong.

The Dutch and the Argentines quickly snapped us back to reality one night later buy scoring ZERO goals in 120 minutes – or a rate of zero goals every infinity.

I’m grateful to both these teams for helping me fall asleep during a FIFA semifinal. Try watching that rugby guy.

So I am consoling myself with the most expensive beer that money can buy in Spain – Alhambra Reserva 1925 at under 1 Euro per bottle. Spain is wrecking the way I look at beer too.


One and only post

This will be my one and only post on the drink known as Jägermeister – the German 70-proof digestif made with 56 herbs and spices.  Those of you that have used Buckley’s cough syrup already know what it tastes like. In truth, Jägermeister was originally made to be a cough syrup. Now it is the friend of college kids everywhere who want to drink 70-proof digestifs.

As you can tell, I’m not a big fan.  Alarmingly my wife is.

However – it caught my attention this week in a Sports Illustrated article.  It appears that Croatian soccer coaches have the same discerning taste as a college student at the liquor store on a Thursday night.


If I ever steal a credit card from a professional soccer player and find myself in a wine store I don’t think I’m buying $680 of Jägermeister. Just sayin’.