Tip Me Not15 Jun 2004
I joined the Euro pool at zeit.de (pointed to by Jim, and after the first 3 days my result is so remarkable that I should post my picks here, so you have an idea of what's not to happen. I have one (un, eins, uno) point, and it took a herioc effort by Zidane to achieve that. Yesterday, for example, I picked Italy to win and Sweden to tie. Today I've picked the Czechs and Holland to win, so things are looking good for a couple of upsets.
Meanwhile Nico is complaining about the announcing talents of Reinhold Beckmann. They must not get ZDF in Lummaland, because there's nobody worse (not even Faßblinder) than Johannes B. (as in Brainless) Kerner. Meanwhile Neil is going on about the wonderful German announcers, which I guess means the British have it even worse than anyone had imagined. (I personally use a face-recognition system on my TV that activates the mute button whenever Beckenbauer's face appears on the screen.)