Monday, June 16, 2008

On a Wing and A Prayer – Germany Advances

With two wins and a loss, Germany advances to the final round of the Euro 2008 football tournament. Germany’s latest opponent, Austria, fell 1-0 in a strange game that saw both German & Austrian coaches ejected from the game because of a heated exchange. After seeing this ejection, and then seeing German coach Joachim Low immediately talking to German Chancellor Angela Merkel in the stands, it looked like her response was, “hey, we’re in Vienna and I have no pull here.” Regardless of the officiating or the game, the party was going quite strong here at the Lowenbraukeller, as it was in most beer gardens around town. They had set up a tent to cover 1000 people from the rain and the beer was flowing. So much so that I tried to buy a water at the end of the night, and it was more expensive than the beer. Only in Germany. Next up, Germany plays Portugal in the sudden death round.

1 comment:

babooshka said...

I have to say you seem to have the best team in this championship. As an English person I a disappointed we aren't there, but we have to face facts we were not good enough this time. So I canenjoy this tournamount, without the disappointmant of my team losing.