Sunday, July 11, 2010

World Cup Final Game Thread: Netherlands vs Spain, July 11, 11:30am

As we close out another World Cup Finals, I thought a Game Thread for the championship game is only appropriate. Spain vs the Netherlands. Who will be crowned the new first-time champ? Will Spain follow its Euro championship with an even bigger prize? Will the Dutch take down the big dog once again? Will this thread reach 10 comments?

And, of course, one last poll:

Which best describes your feelings on the Final?
I think Spain will win and I'm rooting for them
I think the Netherlands will win and I'm rooting for them
I think Spain will win but I'm rooting for the Netherlands
I think the Netherlands will win but I'm rooting for Spain
Don't know, don't care
  
Free polls from Pollhost.com

Whatever the answer to the above questions, I will leave you with the following:

Ode to South Africa 2010

Jabul Annie zipped through town and guess who she should meet?
Vuvuz Ella screaming at her like a dog in heat.
Annie headed straight at Ella, missed, then yelled, irate:
"Thanks to your incessant buzzing I cannot fly straight!"

Enjoy the game and see you at Brazil 2014!

94 comments:

Dusty Baker said...

Thanks for that little ode!

I'm rooting for the non-Iberians but suspect ESP will prevail.

I should hit the gin to support the Dutch, no?

Eric Karros said...

I'm rooting for Spain, although I do like fries with mayo.

MR. F said...

Oranje!

Mr. Customer said...

Supporting the Dutch, but I won't be disappointed if the Spanish win.

Mr. Customer said...

And I predict this thread will reach the aforementioned 10 comments even before kickoff.

Eric Karros said...

I'm heading out to the bar to watch the game...will try to comment here and there but my device sucks so no promises.

Dusty Baker said...

At the MEX cantina now, Vinny!

Mr. Customer said...

Not going out for this one, but both the Semifinal crowds were unreal.

Dusty Baker said...

Ready set go:

http://yfrog.com/5nn3lej

Dusty Baker said...

Kuo going to the ASG!!! Justice is served.

MR. F said...

He's in?

Josh S. said...

Kuo's playing center field?

Kidding. Hell yeah Fantastic Four!

Dusty Baker said...

Would anyone mind if I keep gloating re the Fantastic Four? I'm both pumped and proud.

Mr F- JHey couldn't make it due to injury so Kuo was added. Reyes hurt so Raffy added.

You're jam right.

Dusty Baker said...

BTW a big shoutout to El Portal in Pasadena for the spread they put out for the WC this morning. Balloons, flags, ESP-centric menu, Spanish beer - love it!

Neeebs said...

@DB

Since when does alcohal solve anything? Wait, scratch that thought.

I'm overly ambivalent regarding a victor here. My 2010 choices didn't fare so well.

Paul said...

What up peeps?!

Need to get this party moving to watch the world cup.

Another Dodger to the All-Star Game? Awesome!

MR. F said...

Awesome!

Dusty Baker said...

@ Neeebs

Since at least this morning.

Dusty Baker said...

I'm for the country with fewest players wearing girlie hairbands!

Dusty Baker said...

ESP looking strong early.

Mr. Customer said...

RVP not gonna give up on the iffy tackle.

Josh S. said...

Hey DB, do you want to tell Plaschke that the "heart of baseball in So Cal" has just one measly representative in the All-Star Game?

Dusty Baker said...

RVP didn't deserve the yellow.

Nonetheless I had to break out the "Same old Arsenal...always cheating!" chant.

Sorry for that, RB.

Mr. Customer said...

Hope the card-fest isn't indicative of the way this game will be called throughout.

Dusty Baker said...

Where r u watching, EK?

Mr. Customer said...

I'M seeing a lot of headbands for ESP, Dusty.

Paul said...

I think with some activator and a couple months of no haircuts I can get my Spain hairdo on.

Dusty Baker said...

De Jong should be off for that high kick to Alonso's chest.

Mr. Customer said...

Let's have more football and fewer muggings.

Fred's Brim said...

Morgan Freeman looking tired

Fred's Brim said...

or was that Nelson Mandella?

Fred's Brim said...

oops

what did that hit to bounce so high? did it catch the lip of the infield?

Dusty Baker said...

I saw Freedman walking in...he looked like he'd done 27 years in a hard one to paraphrase Ice T.

Fred's Brim said...

was that Mark Reynolds trying to kick that one?

Dusty Baker said...

Nice one FB...mixing in beisbol with futbol!

Dusty Baker said...

Some of the Dutch are damn lucky to still be on the pitch.

Fred's Brim said...

Robben is a sneaky bastard

Dusty Baker said...

Mucho tarjetas. That means the game will b slower and more deliberate/careful in the second half. Which means we should expect a less than spectacular second half.

Dusty Baker said...

Robben is a diving git. Glad Chelsea blew him out when we did. Largely bc the ENG on our squad couldn't take his being such a lil bish.

Eric Karros said...

DB - I'm watching at an undisclosed location outside the country.
Incidentally I'm sitting between Mick Jagger and Bill Clinton.

Just kidding.

O-O. Both teams have had some real chances.

Eric Karros said...

Actually not really but everything's relative...

Neeebs said...

I predict 1-1 after regulation time.

Neeebs said...

However, the octopus has been a better predictor than I this WC.

Dusty Baker said...

I know just where that place is, EK.

(actually I probably do know)

Dusty Baker said...

Everyone named van something has an amarilla.

karina said...

Go Oranje!

I'm nervous, I want more football!

Josh S. said...

I'm not knowledgeable enough to state for certain, but it seems to my untrained eye that this match sucks.

Dusty Baker said...

Josh, to your untrained eye, who has more girlie hairband thingies?

Dusty Baker said...

Hah Robben you Chelsea reject!!!

Josh S. said...

ESP definitely has more girly headbands, but Puyol's cavemanliness counteracts them.

Eric Karros said...

Is that you sitting at the end of the bar, DB?

Dusty Baker said...

Are the Dutch wearing Snuggies on the sideline?

Mr. Customer said...

Spain seems to be playing the more composed match right now.

Dusty Baker said...

At EK

9 times out of 10 that question is yes!

Mr. Customer said...

I'm smelling a goal here in the next few minutes.

karina said...

Due to traumatic experiences in previous World Cup finals, penalty kicks suck big time.

Dusty Baker said...

I'm smelling another Estrella Damm in the next 60 seconds.

Mr. Customer said...

Wow, that should have been 1-0

Mr. Customer said...

Shut up, Iniesta.

Dusty Baker said...

Otro mas tarjeta? This is like watching Boca Junior v River Plate.

karina said...

Spain is putting another show different to the match.

A couple of spanish players are making cases ton win acting awards.

karina said...

Speaking of girlie, my friend found a disturbing Cristiano Ronaldo image.

karina said...

I'm worried this is pretty much Spain's game right now.

Mr. Customer said...

That doesn't narrow it down much, Karina.

karina said...

@Dusty Baker I was telling my dad this game looked Argentinean.

Mr. Customer said...

Who doesn't have a card for Holland besides Stecklenburg?

Dusty Baker said...

I read that Ronaldo just fathered a son. He has several years of whining and crying to look forward to as he grows up; I hope the kid is able to put up with it.

karina said...

@Mr C it's way beyond the much tanned, much waxed, much plucked, the way too much hair product,disturbing image. Ew.

Mr. Customer said...

I think I mistook that smell for a goal. I'm pretty sure it was just bacon.

Not a total loss, at least.

Steve Sax said...

Hey guys, what did I miss in the game?

Oh, nothing, after 93 minutes of play.

Mr. Customer said...

@sax

You did miss about 28 minutes of very dramatic rolling around on the pitch.

Eric Karros said...

DB - I assume the 10th time out of 10 you're sitting around the middle of the bar.

Dusty Baker said...

Well played EK!

karina said...

Thank you Gio.

Betsy said...

sorry to butt in the party, does anyone want my tickets for todays game?

Josh S. said...

I keep hearing something about fiberglass biscuits.

Josh S. said...

PKs don't count for the Golden Boot, right?

Mr. Customer said...

An Evertonian mucks it up yet again.

Mr. Customer said...

PKs in regulation count, I believe, but not the shootout.

Dusty Baker said...

Thx Betsy but u can't swing it two days in a row. #chores

Dusty Baker said...

Torres came up lame - don't buy him Chelsea!!!

karina said...

Mr C, we were a disaster when rooting for teams on this World Cup.

Mr. Customer said...

That was the deserved result. Unfortunately for NED, the game where they had their mental lapse was the final.

karina said...

This sucks, the Netherlands were a better team than Spain on this World Cup.

Dusty Baker said...

My picks were almost all spot on but my rooting was almost 100% fail.

Mr. Customer said...

@karina,

It's true. However, it wasn't Brazil, Germany, or the Argies. I'll still count that as success.

NicJ said...

Crap.

Dusty Baker said...

Well deserved win for the girly hairbands. Dutch had no gameplan but to hack and dive. Spain's gameplan was to shoot and dive, which won out on the day.

Mr. Customer said...

@Dusty

You didn't need that display to know Nando is made of glass.

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karina said...

Dusty, you think hairbands are girly. Watch this :

This is very disturbing (in lack for a better word). Don't tell I didn't warn you.

http://tweetphoto.com/31647413

Neeebs said...

In honor of Spain, I will talk the rest of the day with a Theta!!!!

Tho There.

Dusty Baker said...

@Karina

I don't know what's worse, the painted toenails or the oversized idiotic looking watch.

Probably the toenails.