I haven’t really followed soccer (football, whatever) since the days when my family had season tickets for the NASL-era San Jose Earthquakes, and even that was limited to swooning over Paul Child and his curly brown hair. But yesterday was the UEFA final between Spain and Germany, and it reminded me what a great game that soccerball game really is. A truly superior sport.
Still, I didn’t think I would be writing about yesterday’s game until I saw the astounding pre-game ceremony. The only thing missing from that pre-game show was Prince playing with his giant forked penis, and that would have actually fit right in with rest of the production. Maybe next time. I can’t believe this, but I’ve been looking and looking online and can find no photos of the pre-game ceremony. You’re going to have to believe me about what I am about to tell you.