Yup, the saying is a hundred percent true. Shit happens!
It was early Saturday morning. After being tossed around like crazy in a pencilbox-on-wheels owned by the Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation, I had just about fallen asleep when all of us were rudely awoken by C-grade Hindi film music being played at full blast. The bus had stopped for people to relieve themselves. I looked at my watch - 3:30 a.m. It suddenly dawned on me, the France-Greece match would've gotten over! With my trembling fingers crossed, I connected to wonderful R-world on my trusty Reliance mobile and waited for it to load (Kids, don't try this at home because it's a really difficult thing to do with your fingers crossed. Me, I'm professionally trained.) Anyways, after quite a struggle, I finally connected to find out that my mighty France, pre-tournament favourites for Euro 2004, had been knocked out of the tournament by lowly Greece. Yup, shit does happen. If you're wondering, yes, a trip that started like that couldn't have possibly gone well. And it didn't. But we still had some decent fun. So, no regrets.
But I've got to admit it now. France have only been a shadow of their true self in this tournament. I'm just gonna stop with that, if you don't mind. But it's weird when you think that once les bleus had blown it, only then were the French really feeling the blues! Anyway, this might have been the last we see of the divine Zizou in a French jersey and I, for one, definitely didn't want him to finish off looking like this.
Hats off to a true genius. Thank you for the magic.
And in a related news item, the Shiv Sena and the RSS have instructed all cable operators in India to immediately stop showing ESPN and Star Sports. If you're wondering why, click here.
Yet another related news item. Following their good showing in Euro 2004, the Czech Republic football team has managed to secure a brand new sponsorship deal with Pharmaceutical giant Pfizer, who are most famous for a certain drug they manufacture called Sildenafil Citrate. And they've already started endorsing the product. Don't believe me? Click here.
P.S: And no, I haven't forgotten you guys, here's your 'supporter' of the day. Enjoy!
P.S 2: I always knew it about Nistelrooy! He had that 'quality'. Maybe he'll like Koller!