Thursday, July 3, 2014
World Cup Edition
Well, two out of three. In fact, what happened in the round of 16 was that every group winner beat the runner-up from another group. (A vs. B, C vs. D, E vs, F, G vs, H). Belgium beat the United States, despite a record breaking 16 saves by the Yanks' only hero Tim Howard, but the Belgians scored two in the 30 minute extra time to win 2-1. It was obvious the better team won, though it was heartbreaking for me as a fan of the men's team and as a prognosticator.
Good luck to the Belgians in their next match, though I think they will find Argentina has more offensive firepower than the United States.
What the heck. I'll go out on a limb again and predict the winners for the next two days. France, Brazil, Argentina and Costa Rica. If I get it right, I'm the Amazing Predicto and if I screw up, some fan from a wronged team can say. "Damn that Hubbard and his kiss of death!"
Results on Sunday.