So this Sunday, July 10th, was a sports-packed day. The World Cup final and the Red Sox vs. White Sox marathon 19-inning game were going on at the same time through the afternoon. It was a great use for the picture-in-picture feature on the tube.
The Sox game was a good one. It was damn long though, and the outcome was not exactly to my liking. The Remdawg summed it up at one point by saying: “This game could go on until Thursday for all I care; this is great!” Papelbon blew the save, and the White Sox bullpen outlasted us. Good thing it wasn’t a night game, or I would have been watching until 1:30am or something.
I tuned into the cup final somewhere around the 45th minute or so, and it was already deadlocked in a 1-1 tie. I had the feeling right away that this was at least going to be going into overtime. Of course I was rooting for the Italians, and just about fell off the couch after Zidane’s no-class head-butt move. And then I just about fell off the couch again when the ref’s got together and made the right call, giving him the red card. That right there pretty much sealed the fate of the French. Still, that’s quite an ignominious way to go in the last game of your career as one of the game’s “greats”. Over at 2GD there’s a great entry on the subject. With a hilarious gif animation.
And now onto the carboat. Foon as finally gotten around to putting up his account of the festivities, as well as some wonderful photos of the work. Some good ones of the thing in water, as well as a couple featuring your’s truly.