Tuesday, July 06, 2010
The Picks Are In!!!!
Hey there sports fans. The Blob continues it's World Cup coverage with yet another update. Unlike other blogs and news services I like to keep it simple by offering an intro post early on then skipping ahead to the semi-finals thereby leaving out the tournament's meaningless bulk or filler material.
And so, it all comes down today this. Today the proud Uruguayans, South Americas last hope versus the perennial underachieving powerhouse that is the Dutch national squad.
Tomorrow, a titanic struggle between the fiery Spaniards and the ruthless and efficient German team (see: Schindler's List).
Of course, The Blob, with it's full service mandate has been offering sports betting tips and predictions throughout the World Cup through my FaceBook page and yes, I have been consistently wrong about every game of any importance but, those days are done. A computer glitsch was feeding info from my on-line dating profile into my sports prognostication soft ware; SporProg 3000, and this resulted in the steady stream of wrongness. A couple of swift strokes to the side of that whirring, box type thing with a rubber mallet and let the betting begin...it's all fixed!!!
Netherlands vs Uruguay
The smart money in Vegas is on the Netherlands to ride their astonishing upset over mighty Brazil straight into the finals. The smarter money here at The Blob says " not so fast!". Sure the South Americans are prohibitive underdogs and will be without their star striker Suarez but the Dutch are a cocky lot and inside sources tell me that they are already looking ahead. Look for Uruguay to score early and hang on with their tenacious defence that relies in part on tireless coverage but predominantly on struck posts and missed calls by the referee. The Dutch will open up in the second half leaving themselves vulnberable to a counter attack and a possible two-nill deficit.
Here it is then with The Blob guarantee. If you want to make the right bet just remember: "Where there's a will there's a Uruguay!" and remember....you heard it here first!
Uruguay 2 - the Nether lands 1
Spain vs Germany
What is there to say about this one; a classic World Cup confrontation between two international forces....only one will move on and at the end there will be blood, sweat, and tears upon the pitch.
As a Jew this match has been especially difficult to predict...descendants of the Inquisitors or the 3rd Reich, each awash in talent and a historical desire to dominate. One a people of passion and sun light who have cast off the oppressive shackles of Catholicism to embrace corruption and hedonism. The other, former denizens of the middle earth who have emerged with a desire to make amends but who's national cuisine is even worst than England's.
Here it is then with The Blob guarantee. Despite Germany's impressive run, the favoured Spaniards flair and speed will win the day; "Espana über alles!!!"
Spain 1 - Germany 0