World Cup Final Prediction – The Cuteness Factor


German fan

Men and women view football differently. Men look at footballers’ agility, speed and spitting skills when deciding if a player is good and a team is worthy of support. Women, on the other hand, choose a team based on cuteness of players and how good their uniforms are color coordinated. With the amount of upsets and vomiting taking place for  this World Cup I have decided that women may be on to something so from now on I will be supporting teams, not based on underperforming brand names like Ronaldo, Messi and Kaka, but on how cute their girlfriends are and on the sexiness of the female supporters of teams. I suspect the finals will be between Germany and Netherlands and I predict Germany will win since there are now many German immigrants from countries as far away as Brazil giving the German female crowd at the World Cup a big edge over the Netherlands.

p.s. This World Cup is full of surprises and a big one came when atheist-friendly Netherlands came from behind and beat, or more like beat up football as-a-religion-Brazil in a match which left many Trinis speechless except for the words Nether who? and Van what?

Brazilian soccer fan

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Ghana Gonna Get You


Asamoah Gyan and Kevin Prince Boateng

The headlines on Yahoo last night asked who’s to blame for USA’s defeat by Ghana in the World Cup and to me that was such an easy question to answer – Ghana. The USA was beaten by a superior team with superior skill, superior attitude, and superior coach. It was not the Jabulani Ball or Barack Obama this time. I suppose it is always hard for a country rich with money, movie stars,  and crude oil on their beach like USA to accept sporting defeat by a much poorer but yet much richer country like Ghana but that was always the way of the World Cup. When you look at players from Ghana play like Asamoah Gyan, Andrea Ayew, Ibrahim Ayew, John Mensa, Kevin Prince Boateng and amazing goalkeeper Richard Kingston you realize why the USA lost. Coaches are necessary scapegoats in defeat and US coach, Bob Bradley, who looks more like a stuck up war general than a football coach, is being publicly pulverized as the US looks for excuses for their failure that doesn’t include a superior team from Ghana. The US played well but sometimes big countries just have to accept the fact that being able to consistently beat Trinidad and Tobago in World Cup qualifiers is nothing to shout about.  Ghana’s Serbian coach, Milovan Rajevac, who always seems unemotionally tense, might be doing something right with the right team.

Ghana Gonna Get You

The name Team USA to the rest of the World sounds like an adorable GI Joe sequel but to many non-US citizens, they just don’t have the FIFA World Cup appeal to encourage mass worldwide support and sympathy. Team Ghana aka The Black Stars, not to be confused with New Zealand’s All Whites,  are still considered underdogs for winning the World Cup 2010 but those odds are rightfully declining daily and I hope they make it to the finals and win. With champs and runners up Italy and France already out,  The World Cup now needs an even bigger and better shakeup to give the Planet the hope it deserves.

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Italy Bottoms out of World Cup


Ferrari Babe

So the Pasta Players, aka World Cup Champs, have gone the way of France and burnt tomato paste. Not only did the Italians lose with great humiliation to the Slovaks 3 to 2 but they finished at the bottom of their group and below New Zealand, a country that is more famous for sheep and the Kiwi Fruit than football.  Even the USA was able to pull a late extra time goal to advance to the Second Stage so it will be difficult for the Berlusconi Boys to explain to their countrymen why they went from Hero to Zero faster than Berlusconi can lift a skirt.

I am not one to say “It good for them” but that is how many World Cup fans in the countries that didn’t qualify for the World Cup feel about big shot teams except Brazil. At least that is how I feel since I am always one for the underdog except maybe the US who is a big underdog that doesn’t encourage sympathy in much of the Third World.  I will let the Italian blogs and press deal with the Italian team and their coach while I quietly celebrate via this blog post in an office full of pseudo-Italians from Trinidad and Tobago.

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France Wins World Cup Exit


Clara Morgane - French Supermodel displays curves that were unaffected by the curse of Zidane

The French could go to France for all I care. Ever since Zidane decided four years ago to combine football with professional wrestling in the World Cup final against Italy I decided to have some bad mind for the French for this World Cup. My bad mind hoped for France’s early downfall despite their super models displaying curves that are useful to most men. Some said an Italian witch doctor placed a curse on the French team and from all the cursing that went on in the French camp over the last few days, I believe the curse is real and worked better than expected. The cursing got so bad France’s President Sarkozy had to intervene but even he could do little about the curse and nothing about the cursing.

Raffaella Fico - Italian supermodel was engineered in Italy

France made their embarrassing first round exit today losing to South Africa, and from reports on the Internet the French 2010 World Cup squad, in the end,  shamed their countrymen, their supporters, their language and the color blue.  It’s nothing personal and this blog post is all in good World Cup fun despite the French not thinking so but seriously, any country where people’s best attempt at English is with a French accent must be prevented from winning the World Cup .

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Iker Casillas and Sara Carbonero – Spain’s Pains


Iker Casillas and Sara Carbonero World Cup Victory Kiss

The YouTube video was posted today, the day after Spain beat Netherlands good and proper to win The World Cup 2010 – Well Done Spain and well done Iker Casillas!!!

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Iker Casillas and Sara Carbonero

Behind every good team’s failure at the World Cup there are always rumours of sexy women.  Men – young and old, athletic and big-waisted, Ferrari rich and Kia Rio poor all have one thing in common – they love looking and dreaming about sexy, young, female Spanish reporters in tight jeans holding a long microphone near a goal post. A girl like that can run rings around a man’s mind for eons and there is little the defenceless male brain can do to stop it.

Sara Carbonero holding a microphone

The assumed romantic involvement between Spanish goalkeeper, Iker Casillas, and unbelievably sexy Spanish football reporter, Sara Carbonero, is what is being rumoured to have caused the Swiss’s shocking victory over the Euro Cup Champions, Spain, in their first round World Cup encounter. If this romance was the cause then I would say Iker Casillas is going through the incubation stage of this romance where he is confused, and may mistake a football field for a Jamaican beach and a may not be seeing the Jabalani ball until it’s too late.

Sara Carbonero

The coach and technical team for Spain will no doubt be looking into the matter with many solutions to be considered including ice in the jock strap and reporter removal. What the technical team should remember is that there is no guaranteed cure for early passionate male lust and it just has to go through the lifecycle of lust to love to comfortable to too comfortable to boredom to looking for excitement once again.

Behind every great woman, is a guy looking at her ass ~Anonymous

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Waka Waka (This Time for Africa) -The Official 2010 FIFA World Cup Video


The World Cup has developed into, not just a sport involving the whole world via TV and newspaper supplements, but the World Cup is is also concerts,  music CDs, books available at Amazon and RIK plus music videos and blogs. Somehow, the unofficial or official music mascot for FIFA is now Shakira, my favorite singer and decent belly dancer. Waka Waka has turned out to be as addictive as Waving Flag and this video has turned out to be amazing. I saw Shakira perform Waka Waka at the FIFA Kick Off Concert and she was amazing for a person who is only 4′ 11”. At the time of  posting, this video already had almost 7,000,000 hits on YouTube proving how popular the World Cup and its music is. As the man in the roti shop in Couva said yesterday, “well done, Jack Warner and company.”

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FIFA World CUP 2010 – Waving Flag – K’naan ft. Nancy Ajram


This is an addictive song and video for FIFA World Cup 2010 and you would expect nothing less for the World Cup and from Coca-Cola.  The World Cup 2010 is being held in South Africa and starts in a few days. It will be available on TV in Trinidad and Tobago in HD and hopefully in English only on Directv.  Standard definition will be available on one of the local stations.

This version of the song was sung by K’naan featuring Nancy Ajram. K’naan is from Somalia and Namcy Ajram is from Lebanon. The name of the song is Waving Flag which was written by Keinan Abdi Warsam (K’naan), Peter Hernandez, Philip Lawrence, and Jean Daval. Waving Flag or waving anything in the air is something the people of Trinidad and Tobago can identify with easily.

Waving Flag Lyrics (Original Song)

When I get older, I will be stronger
They’ll call me freedom, just like a Waving Flag

When I get older, I will be stronger
They’ll call me freedom, just like a Waving Flag
And then it goes back, and then it goes back
And then it goes back

Born to a throne, stronger than Rome
But Violent prone, poor people zone
But it’s my home, all I have known
Where I got grown, streets we would roam
But out of the darkness, I came the farthest
Among the hardest survival
Learn from these streets, it can be bleak
Except no defeat, surrender retreat

So we struggling, fighting to eat and
We wondering when we’ll be free
So we patiently wait, for that fateful day
It’s not far away, so for now we say

When I get older, I will be stronger
They’ll call me freedom, just like a Waving Flag
And then it goes back, and then it goes back
And then it goes back

So many wars, settling scores
Bringing us promises, leaving us poor
I heard them say, love is the way
Love is the answer, that’s what they say,
But look how they treat us, make us believers
We fight their battles, then they deceive us
Try to control us, they couldn’t hold us
Cause we just move forward like Buffalo Soldiers

But we struggling, fighting to eat
And we wondering, when we’ll be free
So we patiently wait, for that faithful day
It’s not far away, but for now we say

When I get older, I will be stronger
They’ll call me freedom, just like a Waving Flag
And then it goes back, and then it goes back
And then it goes back

When I get older, I will be stronger
They’ll call me freedom, just like a Waving Flag
And then it goes back, and then it goes back
And then it goes back

(Ohhhh Ohhhh Ohhhhh Ohhhh)
And everybody will be singing it
(Ohhhh Ohhhh Ohhhhh Ohhhh)
And you and I will be singing it
(Ohhhh Ohhhh Ohhhhh Ohhhh)
And we all will be singing it
(Ohhh Ohh Ohh Ohh)

When I get older, I will be stronger
They’ll call me freedom, just like a Waving Flag
And then it goes back, and then it goes back
And then it goes back

When I get older, I will be stronger
They’ll call me freedom, just like a Waving Flag
And then it goes back, and then it goes back
And then it goes back

When I get older, when I get older
I will be stronger, just like a Waving Flag
Just like a Waving Flag, just like a Waving flag
Flag, flag, Just like a Waving Flag.

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