I took Thursday off. I am taking a comp day for working over the weekend. On Thursday at 10:00 AM EST the USA plays Ghana in their third World Cup game. If the USA wins that game and Italy wins their game, we advance to round two. It’s going to be a heckuva day.
Here’s the deal: the USA lost their first game (and badly) against the Czech Republic. Italy beat Ghana 2 – 0. This weekend, the Czech Republic lost against Ghana 2 – 0. (People are calling their loss the biggest upset of the World Cup.) USA tied with Italy on Saturday. Granted, our point came from an own goal from Italy but we played really well and we played with only 9 men on the field since the ref was handing out red cards like the hookers at Hunts Point hand out blowjobs. The good news about the Czech Republic losing against Ghana is the USA is back in the running. The US team has to beat Ghana, which could be difficult as they are blazing fast. If we beat Ghana and Italy beats the Czech Republic, we’ll advance to round two. But that’s not the most exciting part about all of this, the most exciting part, and the reason I took off work, is the USA/Ghana game takes place at the exact same time (10 AM EST) as the Italy/Czech Republic game. I guess the idea is to not influence one another. I am a little confused. Why does Italy have to beat the Czech Republic? This has been explained to me over and over again and I just can’t get it straight.
My goal is to find a bar on Thursday with at least two TVs. I’m going to sit my ass down and watch them both. Oh, and I won’t be at work. And after the week I had, I really, really need it.