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Tuesday, July 04, 2006

Danke

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I'm heartbroken. I really thought Germany could go all the way this time and they nearly did it. They were that close. It simply hurts to see a team that wanted it so much have it slip from their hands.

But they did something even better than win a trophy. They gave millions a feeling of optimism and pride. They showed us how to work together and to keep trying even when things aren't going well and the critics complain. They showed how to believe in yourself.

Thanks, guys. I'm so proud of you.

5Comments:

Blogger christina said...

They were GREAT!

1:00 AM  
Blogger Dixie said...

Weren't they though? If we could have squeaked out another two minutes and have the match go to a shoot out, I feel certain there would have been a different outcome.

Hurts to think about it but I really am so proud of them. They played their hearts out.

1:16 AM  
Blogger Mr. Fabulous said...

It was a nice run, and provided many wonderful memories!

2:06 AM  
Anonymous Belinda said...

You know last night I was really really sad. Sad that we had come so far only to be knocked out now. Sad for the team that their hopes didn't come to fruition. Sad for Germany because suddenly the streets were so quiet.

Then I realised, Italy played a tremendous game and we basically held them off for 118 minutes playing an equally tremendous game. The last two minutes were just 2 minutes of wonder where you had no idea what just happened.

Chris and I were talking about how even though we lost, it was ok to lose to such a good team. They were friendly, fair and to be respected.

I think I would have been a lot sadder had they lost against Argentina. Those damn roller derby rough @$*($@s lol

To be fair, the team is young. In 4 years the average age will still be around 25. Well get them next time.

The best thing about this is, we are one country because of this whole thing and that will never be something to be sad about!!!! :D Till 2008!!

7:57 AM  
Anonymous candace said...

It hurts more than you think it should, doesn't it? "It's just football...", but there's always those what-ifs. You get so wrapped up in it!

Better luck all around next time! There's a huge amount of respect for the German team over here. I think we would have much preferred to have lost to them.

11:41 AM  

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