6.21.2010

What Team Does Susan Lucci Play For? Italy?

Emmy

Can the World Cup be nominated for a Daytime Emmy in the category of Best Drama? Probably not but I think a case could be made for it if it were considered as a mini-series. We've had giant killings, blowouts, goalkeeper gaffes, a locker-room invasion, and officiating controversy. There is a team with a despot dictator who calls the coach on the sideline. A banker played against Italy the other day. And we certainly can't forget the French, whose story is so wild that it should have its own spinoff.

This is why I love the World Cup; any event that can turn the greatest sport on earth into something worthy of discussion in my wife's hair salon and my local ghetto convenience store (solitary cigarettes and scratch-off cards anyone?) is alright by me. If only there was a league on earth that could generate storylines like this on the regular, then we'd be on to something.

3 comments:

keahende said...

Solitary cigarettes, that's funny

Anonymous said...

This like the polar opposite of Paul Gardner.

Alan said...

They are called Looseies, for those in the know. And it's not a convenience store, it's a bodega. Say it with me: Bo-day-gah

-Coming from a guy who knew when quarter water was a quarter!