Euro 2008

The Euro 2008 soccer championship started this weekend. The nice thing about world soccer, is that it never stops for a rest, most likely to the detriment of the sport’s top stars who get worn down quickly in their careers.

England is conspicuously absent from the tournament. English football clubs fielded three of the four Champions League semi-finalists this season. But that is a testament to English teams ability to buy the world’s best talent.

Netherlands blew away Italy 3-0 yesterday. With a victory like that, they might be considered the front runner.

ESPN/ABC network is broadcasting all the games in the US. We have come a long way from the days when you had to search a large daily newspaper to get any results at all in the US. I attribute it to the soccer moms taking their kids to play the game. They created the audience.

Don’t worry, Orla, I won’t be taking any long trips until the games are over.

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Published in: on June 10, 2008 at 8:56 am  Leave a Comment  

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