Some hobbits, yesterday.
Why fly halfway around the globe to the land of OZ for a single game when you can make another cool million by getting off the plane for a kick-about when you stop to refuel? That seems to be the question Alexi Lalas and Team AEG are asking themselves as they mull over a match in New Zealand in November.
I'd do it just to go to the land of hobbits, screw the cash. Well I'd take the cash since it's on offer but how rad would it be to go New Zealand? Any country that produced Crowded House and Anna Paquin has got to be worth a pit-stop.
Oh, and Flight of the Conchords are from there! Billing themselves as "New Zealand's fourth most popular folk-parody duo" this show is the best comedy on TV right now (but we'll see who holds that title once The Office comes back on in the fall). The line "You're so beautiful, like a high-class prostitute" from the song in the clip below has me howling everytime.