Well, well well... Brazil is gone, The English are gone and THE USA is gone. So with those top favorites out, what do we have left?
A lot of good matches ahead, well actually just 4 and it's been reduced to the Euro Cup minus The Greeks.
Tuesday July 4: DeutschLand Uber Alles Vs. Gli Azzurri
Wow, what a great matchup and real nostalgic for all good fascists as Hitler and Mussollini join forces to entertain everyone again on the world stage. Fantastic matchup of contrasting styles. The home field advantage always seems to help immensely in the World Cup, so that is advantage Germany. Klose is very good, a real opportunist, but Luca Toni is more dangerous than Luca Brazzi (Corelone Famiglia enforcer). If it goes to PK shootout, you can mail it in. Germany has NEVER lost a shootout in the WC and the last time in any comp was 1976.
Consensus: My heart says Italy, my head says Germany
Wednesday July 5: Les Bleus Vs. THE Portuguese
Honestly, who would've thought before this whole thing that one of these two would be in the Final?
Henry and Zidane are pure class, Portugal is the epitome of low class, but they do have talent and grit -- and Deco will be back for them.
Consensus: Flip a coin on this one. Henry and Zidane are such great ambassadors of the game, so I'd like to see them in the final.
Just here proffering my pearls to swine, my throat to wolves and my trousers to the flagpole.