The CUP BECKONS !!! …

IT’S THAT TIME … AGAIN!

RUSSIA is a MISERABLE PLACE with a MISERABLE HISTORY

AND HE WAS NOT EVEN “RUSSIAN” … AYE CARUMBA

Nothing “personal”.  I have “lovely” friends and acquaintances of Russian background.

But the BEST Russians all moved here, to the good old USA!!! so I’m kind of biased.

That said, our guys forgot to show up.  That is not good in the short term, but WE GOT the CUP in 8 YEARS!  REDEMPTION BECKONS!!!  We need to take this disaster, be patient, prudent and get our sh#t together.  And pray to the soccer gods for players.

DID WE QUIT WHEN the GERMANS BOMBED PEARL HARBOR?  HELL NO !!!

The world in now “officially” invited to the party in 2026.  Bring your own beer, cause ours kind of suck.  But we got everything else for the BEST CUP EVER in ‘AMERICA’!!!  (with all due respect to our lovely Mexican and Canadian neighbors who make up “America”, but Lincoln stated, “America is the world’s LAST, BEST HOPE”.  (nothing personal, but Russia and Qatar are kind of ‘sh#tholes’ … oops, did I just say that? Is it too late to put the 2022 Cup in England?  Not in today’s ‘politically correct’ world.  But that is how the “new world order”.  And it’s all Bush’s fault!  But that’s a whole different “issue”) …

 

When you need a job done and “finished” properly, get someone from Archbishop Mitty High School in San Jose, California and Santa Clara University to do it.  Those people are unique and AWESOME!  

But enough about ME!  My friend BRANDI is pretty awesome, too!

She got the job done and “finished properly”.

Santa Clara University – men’s 1989 and women 2001 NCAA National Soccer Champions!  To give you an idea of good I was, we were 1989 national champs … and I finished playing in 1988! … But I digress …

 

E Pluribus Unum, God Bless America and Viva Las Vegas !!! …

BUT I DIGRESS.  Back to the “topic” we all love at hand!

WHICH DO YOU PREFER?

BRAZILIAN “BEAUTIFUL GAME”?

 

GERMAN ENGINEERING?

THAT’S A NICE ROCKET! …

HISTORY LESSON – SOME TIME AGO, THINGS STARTED OFF WELL BUT ENDED in DISASTER … COULD THIS BE TRIUMPHANT “RETURN”? …

Those REEEEE-DICULOS but talented people from FRAAAANCE?

I USED TO HATE “OHH-LIV-EEE-YAYE”.  HE was a PRETTY-boy under-achiever choke artist on a crap team called ‘the arse” … now he is on a decent LONDON team AND IS THE “INSPIRATIONAL LEADER” and “crafty old vet” OF FRAAANCE – REDEMPTION IS POSSIBLE !!!

HISTORY LESSON PAST … The FRENCH AT FIRST SUCCEEDED, THEN LEFT RUSSIA in a “DISASTER” …

WAIT .. HE WAS NOT ENTIRELY “FRENCH” …

 

THE ARGIES?

MESSI on a MISSION?

(THE “NOT BEAUTIFUL GAME” with the “BRILLIANT” ONE, the ONE Argentinian everybody likes)

CAN HE ACTUALLY GET SOME “HELP” FROM HIS COUNTRY MEN? …

 

PREVIOUSLY in WORLD HISTORY … ARGENTINA VERSUS WORLD …

THE “NOT BEAUTIFUL GAME” …

 

 

SPAIN?

NO ONE EXPECTS “THE INQUISITION”!

FAREWELL, “EL NINO” … BEST GOAL CELEBRATION EVER

FAREWELL, INIESTA …

FAREWELL, SHAKIRA …

 

MIGHTY PORTUGAL?

(ok, I’m biased)

REMEMBER, THE GOAL IS WORLD DOMINATION …

 

BELGIUM?

URUGUAY?

IF ARGENTINIANS ARE MANY ITALIANS (WHO SPEAK SPANISH WHO THINK THEY ARE ENGLISH)

BRAZILIANS ARE OF MIXED PORTUGUESE AND AFRICAN DESCENT,

MANY URUGUAY-ans ARE OF SPANISH DESCENT …

INSERT OWN JOKE HERE …

FOR A COUNTRY OF “ONLY” 3 MILLION PEOPLE, URUGUAY “PUNCH ABOVE THEIR WEIGHT” …

ENGLAND?

THE ENGLISH IN “PREPARATION” FOR “EPIC” VICTORY …

THE ENGLISH DEFENSE LOOKS SOLID IN SOME RESPECTS, BUT IS SUSCEPTIBLE TO “BLEED-ING” A BIT ON COUNTERATTACKS and CAN GET EXPOSED …

ANOTHER ENGLISH  “BLEEDER” …

CAN COCONUTS BE FOUND and WORK EFFECTIVELY IN RUSSIA? …

WILL THAT “RABBIT” RAHEEM STERLING “STEP UP” FOR THE CUP?

RAHEEM IN FULL “RABBIT POSE”

DOES BELGIUM HAVE A “SURPRISE” IN STORE IN THE FIRST ROUND? …

THAT RABBIT KIND OF LOOKS LIKE KEVIN DE BRUYNE NOW THAT YOU MENTION IT … (CHECK THOSE EARS) … HE HAS THAT INNOCENT LOOKING BABY-FACED ASSASSIN LOOK TOO …

BEWARE ENGLAND … WHAT EXACTLY IS HE “SIGNAL-ING” TO HIS FELLOW BELGIANS? … THE “RABBIT” SIGNAL? …

HARRY KANE COULD BECOME AN ISLAND UNTO HIMSELF, ISOLATED WITHOUT SOME MIDFIELD SUPPORT …

IF YOU DON’T BELIEVE ME, WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME ENGLAND DID WELL? … THEY ACTUALLY HAD A GOOD MIDFIELD WITH “GAZZA” … (1990) … DON’T ARGUE, I KNOW I’M RIGHT … DON’T GIVE ME THAT LOOK …

ENGLAND, YOU NEED TO FIND SOME GOOD MIDFIELDERS … MAYBE YOU CAN LEARN FROM THE PORTUGUESE MASTERS OF THE MIDFIELD … (remember Euro 2000 and 2004 ?)

BUT I DIGRESS …

ENGLAND ARE GOING TO NEED A SPECIAL WEAPON TO HAVE ANY PRAYER OF WINNING THE CUP …

A KNOCK OUT ROUND MATCH UP WITH FRAAAAANCE COULD BE INTERESTING … HOW LONG WAS THE 100 YEARS WAR ANYWAY? …

ANOTHER ENGLAND CUP WIN (1966) is HIGHLY UNLIKELY BUT WOULD BE “HISTORIC” …

 

 

 

 

MY “people-NATION” FAILED TO MAKE “THE PARTY” – (my house in LA (CENTER) – I live on the top floor)

BUY MY “PEOPLES” ARE STILL REPRESENTED, SMALL IN NUMBER BUT MIGHTY IN DEED! …

aye carumba … my Portuguese “peep” and “pimp” from my mom’s side … THE ISLAND of madeira, portugal …

SAY WHAT YOU LIKE, MESSI IS THE “VIDEO GAME”, machine-like perfection, a tiny “giant”, small AND ‘RELATE-ABLE” YET “larger than life”

MY BOY RONALDO IS THE “HUMAN CARTOON” – not entirely “human” but (obviously AND obnoxiously) flawed in his “humanity” … a blend of “real” AND “ridiculous” …

BOTH ARE PERFECT FOR THE TEAMS THEY REPRESENT and exquisite entertainment – “shows” unto themselves.

appreciate and ACCEPT them for WHAT and WHO THEY are, “comparable” IN THEIR OWN separate, incomparable WAYS.

 

CRISTIANO IS PERFECTLY ‘REE-DICK-UUU-LOUS” – YOU TRY BEING BEING “APPROPRIATELY” RIDICULOUS … THAT’S NOT “EASY” …

on my “other (father’s) side” …

“MY FRIEND LUKA” and MY MIGHTY CROATIAN “CUZES” …

WHO’s THAT GUY WITH MY BOY RAKITIC?

CROATIA and LIVERPOOL, BABY !!!

 

 

PREDICTION ???

COULD IT BE A “RE-MATCH” and “REVENGE” (7-1) of 2014 ???

BRAZIL (Carnaval)  vs  GERMANy (Octoberfest) ???

 

PREDICTIONS … EXPECT THE UNEXPECTED … THAT’s WHY THEY PLAY the GAMES …

ENJOY THE CUP !!!