World Cup Day 13

A quick hit with just the picks:

Group D - Belo Horizonte, Costa Rica vs. England, Over 2½ Goals. Gun to my head, I pick England, burt I'm not wagering on that.

Group C - Cuiabá, Japan vs. Colombia, Draw +280

Group C - Fortaleza, Greece vs. Ivory Coast, Over 2. I'm trying to talk myself into Greece, but the price is too short. Only +(285), needs to get above 300.

The game to watch of course is Uruguay-Italy. Group D - Natal. I'm taking the Suarezes Pick.

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    Scoreless at the half... (5.00 / 1) (#3)
    by kdog on Tue Jun 24, 2014 at 11:49:27 AM EST
    45+ to find the net Uruguay...don't let the hemisphere down!

    You've heard of the "Hand of God"... (5.00 / 1) (#4)
    by kdog on Tue Jun 24, 2014 at 12:56:41 PM EST
    now we have the "Shoulder of Godin"....Uruguay scores in the 81st minute, 1-Nil final.

    Arrivederci Italia!


    What an absolutely needless ... (none / 0) (#5)
    by Donald from Hawaii on Tue Jun 24, 2014 at 01:56:28 PM EST
    ... and asinine sanction the Italians incurred, when Claudio Marchisio got himself red-carded. All they needed was a draw to move on, but talk about not playing smart in the clutch! They deserve to be packing for Rome.

    The Italians in NY... (none / 0) (#6)
    by kdog on Tue Jun 24, 2014 at 02:14:51 PM EST
    have a word for that...Stunad!

    Life sucks...having to miss that match live (none / 0) (#9)
    by Militarytracy on Wed Jun 25, 2014 at 05:16:20 AM EST
    No fair!

    How big a suspension does Hannibal Lecter get (none / 0) (#7)
    by CoralGables on Tue Jun 24, 2014 at 06:36:04 PM EST
    for his 3rd biting incident? I suspect he'll be sent home tomorrow.

    He has until 4pm ET to respond (none / 0) (#10)
    by CoralGables on Wed Jun 25, 2014 at 07:20:39 AM EST
    FIFA can confirm that disciplinary proceedings have been opened against the player Luis Suarez of Uruguay following an apparent breach of art. 48 and/or art. 57 of the FIFA Disciplinary Code during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil<sup>TM</sup> match Italy-Uruguay played on 24 June 2014. The player and/or the Uruguayan FA are invited to provide with their position and any documentary evidence they deem relevant until 25 June 2014, 5pm, Brasilia time.

    The rules call for a suspension from anywhere from 2 games to 2 years. I suspect it will be between 15 games and 2 years.

    And both Suarez and the Uruguayan coach made a$$es of themselves in the postgame press conference which won't help their cause.


    Dude is nuts... (none / 0) (#11)
    by kdog on Wed Jun 25, 2014 at 08:34:11 AM EST
    wouldn't surprise if El Vampiro de Futbol got the 2 full years...third strike for the toothy striker.

    Suarez and Hope Solo should get together!


    If I ever said to my Aunt (none / 0) (#13)
    by CoralGables on Wed Jun 25, 2014 at 09:02:29 AM EST
    what the nephew said to Solo, a cut ear would have been the least of my problems when my family was done with me.

    I thought the nephew called her... (none / 0) (#17)
    by kdog on Wed Jun 25, 2014 at 10:08:30 AM EST
    a "c*nt face" only after she called him a "big p*ssy".  

    Regardless, remind me never to go out boozing with Hope Solo...I don't care how good-looking she is;)


    If you can't beat 'em, eat 'em! (none / 0) (#15)
    by sarcastic unnamed one on Wed Jun 25, 2014 at 09:52:05 AM EST
    This cracks me up (none / 0) (#14)
    by CaptHowdy on Wed Jun 25, 2014 at 09:38:14 AM EST
    Trying to imagine if this happened in the NFL.  Always thought those face guards were for protection.  Maybe they have another purpose.  
    Hannibal type masks for players?

    Full disclosure... (5.00 / 1) (#16)
    by kdog on Wed Jun 25, 2014 at 10:04:32 AM EST
    I bit a guy many years ago playing rec league rough touch football...but feel I was justified in self defense.

    I ran a long comeback and caught the ball, dude comes up from behind and wraps me in a bear hug, drags me down, and for some strange reason won't let go.  Dude was way stronger than me and instinct took over to break the bear hug...I chomped down on his forearm.  It worked.


    I bit my sibs (none / 0) (#18)
    by Militarytracy on Wed Jun 25, 2014 at 10:11:36 AM EST
    It's awful to remember threatening my brother by showing him my teeth.  What a horrid sister.  My mother tried to reason with me but gave up and just bit the hell out of me one day and I quit....that day

    Obviously Mr. Suarez was allowed to grow into a brat.  He should have gotten over preschool biting a long time ago.  Obviously his mother did not bite him back :)


    Have to admit (none / 0) (#19)
    by CaptHowdy on Wed Jun 25, 2014 at 10:21:14 AM EST
    If I was in his place it would be really hard for me not to bite one or two of those guys.  But we might have different motives

    Confessions abound (none / 0) (#20)
    by Militarytracy on Wed Jun 25, 2014 at 10:36:15 AM EST
    England, Colombia, Ivory Coast (none / 0) (#1)
    by Militarytracy on Tue Jun 24, 2014 at 09:29:37 AM EST
    And Sexy Beasts :)

    Uruguay all the way... (none / 0) (#2)
    by kdog on Tue Jun 24, 2014 at 10:08:06 AM EST
    Suarez and Cavani will break the ballyhooed Italian defense...there's no stopping the new world in 2014.

    I have a strong feeling a nation that has never won the WC before will win it this year.

    The new world in 2014 (none / 0) (#8)
    by christinep on Tue Jun 24, 2014 at 08:59:22 PM EST
    And who would that winner be, kdog?  (From your mouth to God's ears, I know!)  

    Now, it has been quite awhile since Uruguay won the title ... the famous (or, if you are from Brasilia, the infamous) 1950 upset.  In my own way, I like Uruguay.  Several years ago, my husband & I had the good fortune to be in Montevideo for a short time ... tho, I was so thrilled to witness a close-up tango in a salon, the biggest surprise was the trip to the soccer stadium.  The guide talked in special tones about Uruguay and soccer; people visiting seemed to treat it like a shrine.  Anyway--loved the place and the experience and wished my Dad could have realized a wish to visit there and (get this) tango.  So ... I like Uruguay in soccer. (Bites and all.)


    If Mexico can get past... (none / 0) (#12)
    by kdog on Wed Jun 25, 2014 at 08:37:16 AM EST
    Van Batman & Robben, they might just shock the worls and bring North America its first cup.

    And with the effort our boys displayed against Portugal, I think we can play with anybody if we can get past our last group stage match against Germany.