Monday, July 03, 2006

What Is 4 More Years Of Hurt?

Just a quick posting before I cry all day editing the behind the scenes of England's defeat to Portugal last weekend...

So I've entered the stadium in Gelsenkirchen on Saturday, ready for another day of joy/heartbreak (yeah, should have known better) and am walking to the media compound when, out of the corner of my eye, I notice a quiz going on. Upon further investigation, a popular soft drink is hosting a contest between an England and Portugal fan. They've easily answered all the preliminary questions so it comes down to sudden death. The music of choice to soundtrack the pivotal moment? Why the final Jeopardy theme of course! And - yep, you've guessed it - the Portuguese fella beat the Englishman and won. Perhaps I should have gone back to Berlin there and then and saved myself all the upset that was to come. But 40 years of hurt will now have to become 44 years at the very least (American readers might want to Google the 1966 World Cup at this point), which makes for plenty more Jeopardy posts before an Englishman can lift the World Cup.

4 Comments:

At 10:14 AM, Blogger Jess said...

Maybe you were too taken by the Jeopardy tune to see the foreshadowing in the trivia contest before the big game! Being distracted by the Merv Griffen tune is nothing to be upset about. It happens to the best of us.

 
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