Remember the "Unpimp Ze Auto" ad campaign a few years back? Germany today was the Volkswagen guy and Brazil was the unpimped cars.
Brazil was the glitz and glamour, the pimped ride. Germany came in their whites (actually black and red today) and took that ride... for a ride... then crushed it.
Brazil, you got an F today and you were just lame.
I was going to wait after tomorrow’s Netherlands-Argentina match to talk about what the legacy of this current World Cup could be and other observations about the tournament.
Today though, something happened that will definitely rank among the most remembered World Cup games ever… and deserves an article on its own.
You probably saw, as stunned as I was,
I was going to write about how competitive the World Cup has been in the sense that until today the biggest margin of victory was only four (Netherlands 5, Spain 1; Croatia 4, Cameroon 0; Germany 4, Portugal 0) compared to seven in 2010 (Portugal 7, North Korea 0), six in 2006 (Argentina 6, Serbia-Montenegro 0), and eight in 2002 (Germany 8, Saudi Arabia 0). Then THIS happens… on a semifinal? Wait, what??
Big blowouts are reserved for minnows like
How bad were the Brazilians? See if you can catch the comments by analyst and former English international Steve McManaman again. His voice was one of utter shock and he did not mince criticisms. I agreed in his assessments.
At least Alejandro Sabella has figured out how to put order in his defense in
Now on to you, fellow readers:
Explain this (thing): What on Earth happened to