Today kicks off the biggest sports tournament in Europe, the Euro 2008, pitting 16 national football teams against each other to see who is the best in Europe. And despite the fact that the tournament is hosted by Austria/Switzerland, you wouldn’t know it hanging out in Munich. Taking a page from their super successful World Cup, Germany is embracing the tournament as if it was their own. In fact, Germany is being picked by the odds makers to win the tournament (see sidebar). Go to any of the major beer gardens, and huge screens are set up to keep the party going. I’m convinced that Munich will look for any reason to party, and according to locals fussball is one of the best reasons. These boys gave an appropriate warm up in a make shift soccer field in Odeonsplatz. Fussball is everywhere!