Argentina still lack discipline defending, and took a few unneeded yellow cards which could hurt them later in the tournament if players end up suspended, but man are they fun to watch. They took apart a solid South Korea side yesterday by a 4-1 score, with Gonzalo Higuain putting home a hat trick in the second half. Match of the tourney? France, nice knowing you. You may still be alive mathematically, but you're done. Mexico were 2-0 winners over Nigeria.
Oh, and this morning, Serbia stunned Germany with a 1-0 win. Did not see that coming.
Argentina and Brazil were the first to arrive in South Africa, well ahead of their competition, and Germany's Bundesliga used the Jabulani ball for the entire season, familiarizing players with it moreso than the competition who have had it a month or so.
Spanish goalie Iker Cassilas girlfriend, in addition to being hot, is a sideline reporter who is taking some heat for being a distraction for Spain's upset loss to Switzerland. Fortunately for her, she got to grill her boyfriend on live TV for his cock-up.
Golfer Steve Elkington, who could have a hell of a side gig as a comic, told The Jim Rome Show that "Tiger's gonna be in the muff." Presumably Elk meant at Pebble Beach and the U.S. Open.
Oh, love the people bitching about Germany getting the Adidas developed ball ahead of everyone. German company, people, and they had to test it somewhere in actual play, and more than a few of you didn't mind the lame "own the podium" tactics Canada employed in the Olympic run-up earlier this year I'm sure, so why wouldn't a German company want a team that sports their gear and traditionally has to have a slight advantage? You don't think Umbro would do the same for England? Nike for the U.S.?
Why Cliff Lee will be a New York Yankee next year: he is a long time friend and Arkansas buddy with AJ Burnett, and shares an agent with CC Sabathia. Oh, and wants a giant deal. With the Yankees.
Tweets Jim Rome on Albert Haynesworth's hold out: "London Fletcher on Albert Haynesworth: 'Albert made a very selfish decision.' Translation: We hate him. Who does he think he is? Number 4?"
Somebody request hot world cup fans? Paraguay, Denmark and Netherlands, come and get it.
Full disclosure, I had pegged Germany and USA as winners. Somebody let me know the lines so I can see what sub. 500 looks like.