Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Zidane...why???

This isn’t getting much press in the NYTimes but is anyone as obsessed as me with what happened to Zinedine Zidane at the World Cup?

After a beautiful day of bike riding though old forests, picking strawberries and swimming in a lake with friends a bunch of us sat in a beer garden eating sausages, drinking Radlers (beer and lemonade…sound gross? I think so. I’d rather drink a PURE beer…just like my men!) and watching the game on a big projected screen. I was all for France winning the World Cup. I like Zidane. He’s soo cute! And has an awesome name. But I was really mad at him for reacting to Materazzi’s insult, head butting him in the chest and therefore getting evicted from the game, the last game before he retires. What up Zizou? If you had played the final minutes of the game France probably would have won. They were the better team.

I’ve been obsessed with reading about the head butt on the internet(BBC sports) since it happened…as well as the Tour de France doping scandal. Oy vey don’t get me started.
It’s just as good a read as US weekly or People magazine! I’m starting to understand sports…

On another but similar note it seems that not only have Germans taken a liking to flag waving but that they will wave ANY flag! After the game ended, cars were honking, people were shouting and Italian flags were waving. For a moment, I thought to myself boy there are a lot of Italians here in Germany!

2 comments:

Dave in Jersey said...

The famous headbutt, funny name for it, (what is the German word?)was an unfortunate career ending act by this great player, who is just human after all. It did cost France the World Cup. I had the honor to watch the double overtime Italy/Germany game and was so impressed with the precision on both sides. When you get this far you really have the cream of teams. Thanks for your first hand insights, Frauline Lisa.

Anonymous said...

This is a follow up. Zidane was interviewed and explained that although he apologizes to the children who were watching, he does not regret what he did due to the things his opponent was saying. His defiant attitude only compounds the act. Of course, all of this pales compared to what is going on in the Middle East now. All hell is breaking loose. Sorry I am not being funny . . .