Posts Tagged ‘world cup’

and just like that


it’s all over. World Cup 2010 is complete, Spain the winners. The final was slow to some people, I guess because nobody scored until extra time, but I thought it was a pretty good game. But I was around distractions and watched it outside in the hot July New Jersey weather, so that may have had something to do with my level of focus during the game. At first I was rooting for the Netherlands, but after a certain point I just wanted someone to score. And I of course enjoyed watching the lookers of La Roja, Xavi Alonso and Gerard Pique:

But what am I supposed to do with my life now that the world cup is over?!? I guess get back to reading blogs about more important things, like the Oscar Grant verdict, Haiti, Elena Kagan, & SB 1070.

And I am of course still waiting to hear back from law school. I called CUNY last week to find out the status of my application, and they said here was “no decision” but that I should be hearing from them within the next week or two.  So please pray that I 1. get into law school and 2. that I find out soon, so that I have time to quit my job and move!


my favorite players 2.0


what a world cup this has been so far!!! today, my boys performed amazingly, as expected, killing ENGLAND 4-1. (too bad I fell asleep during the second half and missed 2 of the goals, shh don’t tell) Now we just have to beat Argentina on Saturday, which should be a really great game. I am kind of a fan of the Argentine (or is it Argentinian? dunno) team, but Germany always comes first. And can someone please explain to me why Messi is the greatest player in the world? Maybe I just don’t know enough about his history and stats, but he hasn’t scored once in this cup so far. Perhaps he will on Saturday, we will see. Alls I know is that it was great having Klose back today.

Back to what this post was originally supposed to be about. My fave football players 2.0.

U S of A. #22 Benny Feilhaber

i mean just look at those eyes. yes.

and I know you all expect me to put Ronaldo on this list. but he’s kind of too good looking, if such a thing exists. It’s like he was a model first who decided to pay football, like Cameron Diaz and “acting”.

Well, that is the only hot player that I am going to post about right now. I kind of post them as I see them playing…so if I notice any others in the next 2 weeks, i will post them.

now back to watching the BET awards….

my favorite players


and by favorite i mean best looking, in my opinion.

Argentina. #9 Gonzalo Higuain

not the best pictures of him, but its what i could find. so deal.

Uruguay. #9 Luis Suarez

And you already know about Podolski, (Germany #10) so I won’t repost him.

I will be updating this post as I see more of my favorite players. The Univision live feed stopped working, so I have no way of watching the games at work anymore! 😦

what a game


game over. 4-0. nuff said. my boys never seem to disappoint me! Australia never had a chance. Though Ballack will always be my first love, I think I may be starting to crunch real hard on Podolski. I know, I know, he is Polish born, so he’s not 100% German, but I’ll let it slide this time.

In other news, the vuvuzelas may be banned in upcoming games b/c you can’t hear shit during the game. its even hard to hear the crowd because of those annoying horns.  oh man, what i would give to either be in Germany right now, or even better in South Africa!! For now all I can do is enjoy the games from my little air-conditioned studio in my PJs.

hump day


its sad that things like this don’t surprise us anymore:

Last night a 14-year-old boy named Sergio Adrian Hernandez Huereca on the Mexican side of the El Paso-Juarez border was shot and killed by a Border Patrol officer, who was on the U.S. side. Reports of the actual exchange vary; the FBI has called the incident an “assault” on the Border Patrol officer, while others have focused on the death of the unarmed boy….

“It is clear to us that Border Patrol agents do not use restraint,” said Fernando Garcia, the executive director of the El Paso immigrant rights group Border Network for Human Rights. “We’re talking about a kid here.”

“We see a lot of rookie agents, because we are massively enforcing the border,” Garcia added. “There are now 20,000 Border Patrol agents, and they are not being trained well to respect the lives of people.”

I don’t really know what else to say about this, except that increasing the amount of people we have securing the border without properly training them is not the answer to America’s immigration “problems”.

and if you haven’t heard already, Slim Thug * has made some enlightening comments on Black women recently. Though his comments are ignorant, I think that they bring up a conversation that should be had about the relationship between Black men and Black women, or, morover, what Black men expect and why that is. I also agree with Bvic , in saying:

In the final analysis though, I don’t know who I’m more disappointed with, Slim Thug or Vibe? Give a man a platform and he will run wild. My question is why was he given a platform in the first place

*his Wikipedia page needs a serious makeover.

Guess what Friday is!??!?

Thats right, folks. WORLD CUP 2010 begins!! I know. so exciting. Although Germany doesn’t play until Sunday at 2:30 pm EST.  I still have to pay attention to the other teams b/c of the pool i’m in at work. I picked Portugal, which is a pretty good team, so I’m happy about that. Not happy that I didn’t pick Germany, but oh well. Apparently a Portugal player got injured recently, according to one of my co-workers. I’m really pushing Germany to win, despite Ballack’s injury.

That’s all for now. I may update later today. Or I may not.