Friday, June 18, 2010

Like Crash Davis Said

Never fuck with a streak. For previews of Team America's second World Cup opponent, the Green Dragons of Slovenia, we recommend the work of Jerry's Wheelhouse or our very own Zman. Unless, of course, you'd like to learn anything about the Slovenians.

63 comments:

rob said...

this morning's washington post compares slovenia to new jersey. i think that's an omen, but i've yet to divine its meaning.

rob said...

many of the summiteers will be gathering at the dubliner to watch landon and the boys this morning. alas, i will not be in their number.

d-train said...

that won't be any fun.

rob said...

very little, i'm sure.

to recap the summit in short form, it involved a lot more lionel ritchie than i expected, mark's tattoos are many and he makes it a habit of wearing pants after dark, shlara joined us and wore a bemused look for most of the time, greg ordered fried pickles, mark's friend mike was remarkably restrained as teejay called him 'the other guy' repeatedly, and - as expected - i left well before any real damage was done. good to finally meet mark and his friends, good to see greg again, not bad to see teejay.

we're planning the next one for new orleans next spring. mark your calendars.

d-train said...

who is lionel ritchie?

sorry mr. apostrophe policeman, but you've been served!

rob said...

touche, d-train. well played.

rob said...

podolski pk - denied

rob said...

work jerry tells me via his beer blog (see dumbarton on the linky list) that black squirrel brewery will open in dc sometime in the next few years. i approve.

rob said...

as predicted by wheelhouse jerry, clark replaced by torres in the us lineup. findley still up front with altidore.

veritable jerryfest this morning.

Mark said...

Summit was quite enjoyable. Rob's shorter than me (which is nice), TJ is as I remember him and Shlara was quite gracious in putting up with our jackassery. Good times. A very nice preview of what awaits in New Orleans next spring.

zman said...

I think I commented one time that my Slovenian co-worker says that this Slovenian squad plays Slovenian school football instead of Yugoslav school football. I must have looked confused because then he said that he meant soccer, not football, and then we were on the same page. This apparently means Slovenia plays much more of a team game than in the past, which was focused on making individuals look great. Think maybe four corners instead of isolation? Anyway, their goalie is the best guy on the team and everyone is young and hungry for contracts with teams in big-time leagues (none of which I've ever heard of).

rob said...

i'm obviously biased, but our national anthem kicks ass

rob said...

dempsey was worried about getting booked there

Igor said...

Our national anthem is no cakewalk to sing, paving the way for renditions like Carl Lewis's and Enrico Pollazo's.

La Marseillaise -- best anthem, wasted on a bunch of effete dinks, but very strong.

rob said...

meh start for the good guys

rob said...

well, fuck

T.J. said...

Well that sucks...

rob said...

that's just abysmal defending

Squeaky said...

Nice marking. And Sh*t. We look like crap.

Mark said...

I agree Rob. Way too much time and space. Gooch has to close out quicker.

rob said...

we're just whacking the ball around without purpose. dislike.

Squeaky said...

Wow. We just made five passes in a row. Hot damn.

rob said...

findley looks entirely useless thus far

zman said...

So far it appears that the team with the most zmen wins. Kinda like how the team with the most Buffalo Bills loses the Super Bowl. That's why the French couldn't lose when they had Zenidine Zidane. He had the strength of two zmen.

rob said...

80,000 slovenians in cleveland? subversive bastards.

rob said...

i like the slovenian homage to charlie brown in their uniform design

T.J. said...

Those Slovenia t-shirts the fans are wearing are fucking atrocious.

rob said...

60 minutes left, us fans in the stands. perk the fuck up.

rob said...

there we go, jozy

rob said...

ed son bud dle. clap clap clapclapclap.

Squeaky said...

Finally a little energy from the boys.

rob said...

pull one back here boys

rob said...

dagggggggger

Squeaky said...

You got to be kidding me.

rob said...

that's an extremely effete goal celebration. take that, slovenia.

Squeaky said...

Well that's what happens when you mark men like the three blind mice.

zman said...

Zlatan!

rob said...

i just attempted to reverse-jinx the result. you'll see it one way or another at 12:44.

rob said...

donovan! huge.

rob said...

too much room in the midfield, boys

rob said...

the officiating won't cost us the match, but this gentleman has been poor to quite poor

rob said...

wow, gomez for gooch. all the stops, out.

Squeaky said...

Holy crap!

rob said...

woooooooooooooo!

rob said...

what a play by altidore to get that ball down

rob said...

keep pressing, boys

T.J. said...

The dub just exploded

T.J. said...

The dub just exploded

rob said...

and the double post is the shrapnel

TR said...

I wish we could put Gooch back in there. Feeling very nervous about our back line right now.

TR said...

Without a point today, we're toast.

rob said...

what was that call?!?!

TR said...

This match needs more yellows and more flaky foul calls.

Shlara said...

I can't believe I can't see this...radio isn't sufficicent

Mark said...

Offsides. And that was bullshit. The Dubliner is electric right now.

And Rob, the officiating may have cost us this match.

TR said...

I wonder what percentage of Howard's freak-outs are due to his Tourette's.

rob said...

was just thinking that, mark

zman said...

I feel like Mark is guest-hosting with the Teej live from the Dubliner. I may lose my radio gig.

TR said...

Lt Daniels from The Wire should stick to his day job as a policeman. Terrible officiating job by him.

Mark said...

I'm filling for you while I'm in DC, Z. And if you're up for a second show today, I'll fill in for TJ when me and my merry band arrive in NYC tonight.

TR said...

If my addition is correct, I think the US might be in trouble if England beats Algeria and ties Slovenia and the US beats Algeria. That would mean three teams have 5 points each.

What we really need is for England to beat Slovenia next week. It would also help if Algeria beat England today, but I don't see that happening.

Jerry said...

Pretty sure that if we beat Algeria by 2 or more then we advance even in the worst case scenario in the two other remaining games occurs.

Jerry said...

According to Grant Wahl, this was only the 5th time in World Cup history that a team came back from a 2-0 halftime deficit to earn a draw.