Sunday, July 11, 2010

World Cup Final Pick

Spain over Netherlands.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

World Cup Picks - Semifinals

Netherlands over Paraguay
Germany over Spain


This poem struck home with me lately, especially the first two paragraphs. Enjoy.

If - by Rudyard Kipling

If you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you;
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
But make allowance for their doubting too;
If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
Or, being lied about, don't deal in lies,
Or, being hated, don't give way to hating,
And yet don't look too good, nor talk too wise;

If you can dream - and not make dreams your master;
If you can think - and not make thoughts your aim;
If you can meet with triumph and disaster
And treat those two imposters just the same;
If you can bear to hear the truth you've spoken
Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
Or watch the things you gave your life to broken,
And stoop and build 'em up with wornout tools;

If you can make one heap of all your winnings
And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss,
And lose, and start again at your beginnings
And never breath a word about your loss;
If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew
To serve your turn long after they are gone,
And so hold on when there is nothing in you
Except the Will which says to them: "Hold on";

If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,
Or walk with kings - nor lose the common touch;
If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you;
If all men count with you, but none too much;
If you can fill the unforgiving minute
With sixty seconds' worth of distance run -
Yours is the Earth and everything that's in it,
And - which is more - you'll be a Man my son!

Friday, July 2, 2010

World Cup Quarterfinal Picks

Brazil over Netherlands
Uruguay over Ghana
Argentina over Germany
Spain over Paraguay

Monday, June 28, 2010

World Cup Picks Day 18

Paraguay over Japan
Spain over Portugal

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

World Cup Picks Days 15-17

Improved to 17-20 overall, still some room for improvement though as the group stage finishes up soon.

Brazil-Portugal draw
Ivory Coast over North Korea
Spain over Chile
Switzerland over Honduras

Second Round:
United States over Ghana
Uruguay over South Korea
Germany over England
Argentina over Mexico

Monday, June 21, 2010

World Cup Picks Days 12 and 13

Another rough week bringing tournament total to 12-17, France, Italy and Germany really let me down.
Just trying to get over 500 for the group stage now.

Mexico over Uruguay
South Africa over France
Argentina over Greece
South Korea over Nigeria
England over Slovenia
United States over Algeria
Germany over Ghana
Serbia over Australia

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

World Cup Picks Days 7-9

Still not quite doing as well as I would have liked, the bad start killed me. Just 8-9 overall.

Argentina over South Korea
Nigeria-Greece - Draw
France over Mexico
Germany over Serbia
United State over Slovenia
England over Algeria
Ghana over Australia
Netherlands over Japan
Cameroon over Denmark