Italy v France

June 24, 2010 — by Tommy2

Devastating result for the Azzurri, but Italy will be over it a few days after the Cup has finished. Contrast that with the French and the existential crisis its collapse has brought on. They’ll be gnawing on this for years, agonizing over what it means for French culture, society, and world stature — while the Italians are off chasing women/men, eating pasta, and sacking their governments. Maybe it’s something in the soil — Italians make happy wine; the French make anxious wine.


Joy in Huskerville

June 23, 2010 — by Tommy4

Video of crowd in Lincoln, Nebraska — ground zero of cornfed football America — watching Landon’s goal. You can tell exactly what’s going on in the sequence of play by the crowd’s reaction. Wonderful.