10:40 - Well a great morning to be sure. Good draw for both the US and England and they’re in the same group, Bloody Marys, and incredible bar and venue, THANK YOU Danny Coyles, Charlize Theron and AND AND i just won a Darren Huckerby Bobblehead courtesy of the San Jose EarthQuakes raffle…life is good
10:30 – well that was relatively painless…maybe its the Bloody Mary’s…Recap coming soon but Pool G looks like this years Group of Death…Would love to hear Kim Jon Ils take on all this
10:30 – POT 3 – Pool A – SA, Mexico, Uruguay, France (wow they cheat and they have an easy group…Platini asking for favors) Pool B – Argentina, South Korea, Nigeria, Greece Pool C – England, USA, Algeria, Slovenia (chants of USA USA USA) Pool D – Germany, Australia, Ghana, Serbia Pool E – The Dutch, Japan, Cameroon, Denmark Pool F – Italy, New Zealand, Paraguay, Slovakia Pool G -Brazil, North Korea, Ivory Coast, Portugal Pool H – Spain, Honduras, Chile, Switzerland…
10:25 – Now everyone is hoping to avoid portugal and france
10:25 – POT 3 – Pool A – SA, Mexico, Uruguay, Pool B – Argentina, South Korea, Nigeria, Pool C – England, USA, Algeria Pool D – Germany, Australia, Ghana Pool E – The Dutch, Japan, Cameroon, Pool F – Italy, New Zealand, Paraguay Pool G -Brazil, North Korea, Ivory Coast, Pool H – Spain, Honduras, Chile…
10:15 - POT 2 – Pool A - SA, Mexico Pool B - Argentina, South Korea, Pool C – England, USA (IT’s RIGGED) Pool D – Germany, Australia Pool E – The Dutch, Japan Pool F – Italy, New Zealand, Pool G -Brazil, North Korea, Pool H – Spain, Honduras…”Thats a good ball” echoed by Charlize Theron…excellent Theron, well done for you…STAY ON SCRIPT
10:00 - So its as follows Pool A – SA, Pool B – Argentina, Pool C – England (Beckham looks like he has a pineapple on his head), Pool D – Germany, Pool E – The Dutch, Pool F – Italy, Pool G -Brazil, Pool H – Spain…well that was boring…hopefully more excitement in the next pulling out of balls
10:00 – One would have though that they could have explained this all to Charlize Theron before the live telecast…oh wait..she’s “acting”. World class athletes will be helping drawing the balls…up first Haile Gabrielsalassie (sp), John Smith, captain of the springboks…rugby (that was easy to spell), SA cricketer, and SA’s defender Booth who might be taller than Crouch and a stunning woman whose name i didn’t catch and Beckham.
9:55 – FIFA or someone have decided to do a little back and forth/repartee between Charlize and this guy whose name i forget in order to explain the goings on and make this more bearable…they’re failing…No Oscar for Theron for this performance….Shouts off “come on New Zealand” being shouted by the UK expats in the bar
9:50 - Live from South Africa now…and it looks like a musical on stage…drums, dancing and clapping…I guess FIFA need time to rig the draw…what predictions will we have? England and France in the same group? England and the US?…OH Theron is back and talking…In the audience, many men nod their heads in approval…AND WE’RE OFF…and some lucky bastard just kissed Charlize
9:48 - WOW…Theron is gorgeous…on an unrelated note…bloody mary number 2
9:41 – They’re live at Nevada Smiths in NY…damn it…why couldn’t we get cameras here…sigh. Nothing of any note happening…its like a Liverpool game
9:30 – Beckham has a new haircut…feeling effects of bloody mary
9:20 – The country profile as the “side bar” is very informative and a nice touch…ah..our first “interest” piece. Its official people, ESPN is taking an “olympics” attitude to the WC. They actually might make this draw watchable…at least until Seppo rears his ugly head.
Morgan Freeman, i mean Nelson Mandela is talking about the importance of South Africa and Africa hosting the WC. Its about time as far as i’m concerned. It might not have the swishyness of Germany 06 but they sure know how to party and i bet it will be a great time… Oh and Charlize Theron will be there.
9:10 - Salmon on bagels and bloody mary’s is a fantastic breakfast…how come its taken me almost 34 years to figure this out. TV is exclusively on ESPN2 and they’re doing a very good job of chatting amongst themselves, commentary and punditry. Flanked by my friend Nicky, the patrons of Danny Coyles are already making Theirry Henry “hand of frog” heckles and jokes.
9:00 – Bar is alternating between ESPN2 and sky sports coverage…very interesting take on both. ESPN2 are doing a decent job of explaining to the general public where as Sky are showing cricket…WOW…MACCA on ESPN2…he looks like he got his spray on tan applied properly
Am sitting here with Bloody Mary in hand in a lovely Irish bar in San Francisco getting ready to live blog what should be a 10 minute affair that will take 2 hours….SWEET. Rumor has there will be traditional dancing, speeches, explanations and the occasional drawing of balls from pots.
I apologize now but the bartender has already comped my first BM so by the time the actual action happens i might be hammered and or asleep on my keyboard. Actual very excited for this draw but typical of FIFA functions they will take all the fun and excitement out of it…here’s to me being wrong.