Somewhere along the line I picked up a crush on Hislop, the goalie for Trinidad and Tobago. And I found myself rooting for them the entire time I was at the gym watching the first half of their second game. They have a decent defense, which is how they fought off Sweden but their offense needs a little help. Plus, they are ranked number 46 and I have to love a team ranked 46.
I sat down just now to write a post about how watching Hislop feels like watching the computer casually play Breakout on Atari when the BBC page in the background refreshed and began to spit out goals for England.
England won, 2/0. I missed the actual goals but I guess Hislop can’t stop everything.
In related news, Nora just sent me an email about this book. She writes:
It’s a collection of essays about the soccer culture in every country represented in this years Cup. It will help feed the mania!
Today, Tobyjoe and I are going to buy mitts to play catch after work. Perhaps I’ll grab this book as well.
Poor Trinidad but England’s pretty rad, too. And check out Crouch’s legs!
All shots from the BBC Photo Gallery