6.18.2010

Thank You Serbia...

Sadness

Thank you Serbia for bringing about a return of Der Sadness. Sad German fans always puts a smile on my face. After our neighbors to the south, that is easily the team I loathe the most. Now, if the U.S. can defeat their reformed communist opposition this morning the day will be very tolerable. Let's get it Yanks.

9 comments:

Brian said...

More so than Italy?

SF said...

Loads more. Kinda don't like refs from Mali as much now either.

Walter said...

Can't undertsand why you hate Germany. Please enlighten me. As the son if a German immigrant I am fascinated to hear your answer.

I understand you being upset about the handball in the 2002 quarter finals (I was rooting for the US, too, and was also upset), but to be fair that was the ref. Why be mad at the team? Are you mad at Slovenia for the ref's blunder?

Brian said...

@Walter, I see it more as Torsten Frings blatantly cheating (ala Henry) whereas the ref in the Slovenia game fucked us over. Yeah the Slovenian players did kind of cheat by bear hugging Bradley and headlocking Bocanegra but in the game of soccer, a handball is by far the worst foul you can commit in most people's minds

Alex Larsen said...

I don't really understand your hate either I'm an American that goes to school here in Germany and the country and the people are great.

Walter said...

@Brian,

I can undertsand anger over the handball...as an American I was furious! I can even understand hatred towards Frings, but he isn't even on this German squad...which happens to be an open and attacking squad that is very fun to watch.

And I agree with Alex, visit Germany today and have a beer or three with the Germans and you will see it is a great country.

What I can't understand is SF's overall hatred toward the Germans.

SF said...

To be clear, I don't have a hatred for the country, the people, or the culture...just their national team. Everybody has teams they don't like for whatever reason.

Brian said...

@Walter, Hey I feel you. My Dad's parents come from Germany, I visited Germany a couple summers ago and I loved it. Germany is who I root for during the Euro's and when the US and A is no longer in the tournament. Still if we end up playing Germany in the next round, I'll want to kick their asses like it's World War II.

To be fair though, SF said he loathes the German team, not the country or the German people. I hate the Italian team in the same sense.

Walter said...

Fair enough. I can respect soccer team hatred...though I am still not quite sure why the Germans, but so be it.

I will say this though, if the US meet Germany in the knockout round (and there is a very good chance they will) I hope the Yanks pulverize the Germans (though it will break my father's heart). Unlike Guiseppi Rossi, I know where I come from.