I’m in Montreal, QC, today. Took the bike up yesterday, through Franconia Notch, stopping every sixty or hundred miles to stretch and try to keep my ass from falling asleep. Made excellent time: great weather, only a few short showers, and those kind of helped to clean the bugs off my face shield.
I’ve spent most of today nursing a hangover and cleaning up old sites at Top 10 Sources but I did manage to catch the last fifteen minutes of the Mexico/Angola match at a bar on Boul. St. Laurent. (Note to Luis: spoilers follow!)
It looked like Angola was pretty happy to hold Mexico to a draw– Mexico is a pretty strong team, and since it’s Angola’s first time at the cup, and since they lost to Portugal the first go-round, I guess expectations were pretty low. Underpromise and overdeliver, as the software kids say, and you’ll please your customers.
A lot of people complain that soccer is boring because it’s a low-scoring game. But really what it has is a lot of incredible saves, and that can make even a match with a final score of 0-0 a pretty exciting experience. As with any sport, it helps to know what the hell is going on while you watch it.
Also, Angola has a kick-ass flag.