Living the Scientific Life (Scientist, Interrupted)

Do or Die? Died

This was not a pretty game. Neither Team Ghana nor Team USA showed any particular skill or passion; Ghana simply outlasted USA, and honestly, Team USA was its own worst enemy, so Team Ghana only had to sit back and allow the USA to destroy themselves. So easy. Mechanical.

If this game was a novel, it would have had a brilliant plot but would lack depth and character development, and the prose would have sucked, with the rare exception of one or two sentences (McBride, USA) .. but a good novel does not rest upon a few high quality sentences or paragraphs.

Team USA needs red uniforms. Okay, that was silly. But I still have two more World Cup teams that I am following very closely, teams who won my heart with their skill and finesse; Italy and Brazil.

Ghana 2: USA 1



  1. #1 sciencewoman
    June 22, 2006

    The thing I love about the world cup is that it is one playing field where Ghana (Ghana!) can kick US butt.

  2. #2 Bob O'H
    June 22, 2006

    I guess you didn’t watch the Czech – Italy game (oh, of course…), but the Italians weren’t terribly convincing, and Inzaghi’s miss in the second half was close to comical.

    Anyway, as you’ve got your computer connected to the web when you’re watching, you might like to follow the Grauniad‘s minute-by-minute coverage. Today they even have cuttlefish on the menu.


  3. #3 Osame Kinouchi
    June 22, 2006

    Here in Brazil appeared in the TV some US fans in tears. The commentarist said with some wisdow: “This is a good signal… If americans are starting to cry due to a defeat in football (please, do not say soccer!), then the game has future in the USA.

  4. #4 Brinstar
    June 22, 2006

    I enjoyed the fact that one of Ghana’s largest gold mining operations were told by government officials to reduce their power consumption so that everyone in the country could watch the Wold Cup match versus the US.

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