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10 July 2006

zinedine zidane is a bitch

EDIT: it was the 110th minute when he was ejected, and here is a clip of the incident.
and he let down his team. i'll get into more about how i got into this strange subject later. i don't have much time to go into the details, but i ended up watching the FIFA world cup 2006 finals. in it, france's star player, zinedine zidane, scored the opening goal for france. at the end of 90 minutes, it was tied between france and italy, 1-1, and zidane has been red carded 5 minutes prior. he head butted an italian player in the chest. WTF?! sorry, if you are one of the best players in the game, playing in the finals of the championship of your sport, you gotta show some restraint. i can see maybe if he was frustrated because they were down or he couldn't get the ball but he scored the opening goal, and they were tied. he NEEDED to keep his calm in case it went to penalties... which it did.

i was actually glad to see france lose (for more than just that reason), because he let the pressure get to him. check out this article where he was red-carded 8 years ago in the world cup again for stomping on a saudi player. thank god this dude is retiring.

i wish i was wittier, but i only have 5 minutes left on this connection. more later. and congrats goes out to my BTB, T, who just got engaged to his very special BTG. later.


Blogger B-Town V.J.G. J Ho said...

i was rooting for france. they looked sharp (except for the final). any country where Martin Truex Jr comes from is fine for my to like. Zidane had a tough game. he hurt his shoulder in the second half and i thought he was gonna have to sit out, but he continued on. you could see him visible favoring that right arm. those italians just faked falling down almost evey time a french played got within 2 feet of them. when it went to penality kicks i knew france was done because the goalkeeper was suspect all throught the tourney. well that is enough soccer talk for me. i'll watch some more in 4 years.

11:21 AM, July 10, 2006  
Anonymous trinny said...

Before my trip overseas, I probably would have cheered for Italy. HOWEVER, after spending some time in Italy, and knowing how rude they can be, coupled with the fact that they shouted "America go home!" like dicks when we were being polite and good sports after all the opening round games were over when we were in Germany - that pretty much gives me enough license to bad mouth their team and country as much as I want to. So now, instead of that Dolce and Gabana featuring their soccer players being hot, I'm just going to claim that it's super gay.

Plus, my Aussie friend said that the french were tons nicer to her than the Italians. Italy is the new France. When they gloat over their world cup win, never forget to mention that we tied them in opening round play!

11:41 AM, July 10, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think the most interesting thing about the World Cup was how ESPN got Americans so interested in a sissy sport like soccer. They advertised the hell out of it (if I hear them say "the world is watching" one more time, I'm going to hit somebody), and people were talking about it everywhere I went over the past couple weeks. Nobody in the U.S. even knew the World Cup existed before this year. Soccer is more entertaining than baseball, at least...

8:49 PM, July 10, 2006  
Blogger themom said...

I don't watch soccer, nor do I even know the rules. Yet I do know who zidane is (or was) and that scares me. But cudos to you and for knowing the sport.


ps - glad you finally blogged, missed ya!!

9:32 PM, July 10, 2006  
Anonymous Jared said...

The best part is that Zidane won the "Golden Ball" award (voted the tournament's best player by the soccer journalists). Strike that - I guess that's the second-best part. The best part is that the MVP trophy is called the "Golden Ball".

1:43 PM, July 11, 2006  

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