Man, I am so far behind. My goal was to watch every single match of this World Cup from beginning to end. Unfortunately, my boss did not seem to agree.
Oh well, it's the weekend and I'm slowly catching up, thanks to my DVR.
My thoughts on Wednesday/Thursday's matches --
- This was not the same Spanish team that won the Cup in South Africa for years ago. The loss of Carlos Puyol really hurt them. Casillas made too many mistakes. And I miss David Villa.
- Cameroon simply imploded against Croatia. It's nice to see Croatia get their confidence back after their loss to Brazil, but Cameroon was simply no contest. Alexandre Song's red card sending off in the first half certainly didn't do them any favors.
- Ivory Coast has a lot of speed and talent, but lack the discipline of their European or South American counterparts. I continue to be impressed with Gervinho's prowress. However, I found myself cheering for Colombia, just to see what kind of crazy dance they'd do when they scored.
- Uruguay with Luis Suarez is not the same team as Uruguay without him. Also, Wayne Rooney has got to be the unluckiest footballer in this World Cup. I'm sorry to see you go, England. Actually, I lied. No, I'm not.
To my great dismay, my DVR ran out of space and the Netherlands / Australia match will be forever lost, thus rendering my goal a failure. Worse still, from all accounts, it was a great game. Still, I can't allow myself to be discouraged. I must press on!
More commentary later today as I get caught up!