Ah, My Virgin Eyes!
Okay, even though I spend most soccer matches agitating for both teams to rip each other’s shirts off and play with half-naked homoeroticism, I did not need to see three (three!) close-up shots of the French goalie’s bum on a large-screen TV. Crazy.
Anyone planning to watch the match on replay: random spoilers ahead.
- The ESPN announcers are just begging for a scary close encounter with Pia Kjaersgaard – not only can they not get the Danish names (understandable for Sørensen, more annoying for Gravesen) they keep sloshing back and forth between mistakes. “Yorgensen” and “Yurgensen,” they’re both wrong, but for flying out ridiculous can’t you just pick one and stick with it?
- At a couple points, I was pretty sure I heard a wild “DK!” chant – in English. Am I missing something, or does Denmark have a large international fan base? Maybe it’s just a bunch of people who hate the French…
- Do not offend vengeful Brazilian psychics. Ever. They were clearly the strongest part of the Danish defense, bouncing those two shots off the post to get even for ’98.