Monday, June 17, 2002

The Cup

A number of people (okay: six) have written to ask why I write about "boring golf" when I could be writing about The World Cup. And the answer is: because I don't know anything about it. This morning, I watched the second half of the Belgium-Brazil game while waiting for my wife's car to be repaired and after about 25 minutes of keen observation, I was certain that Belgium had Brazil on the ropes. I took a cell phone call outside, then another, and when I came back in, Brazil was scoring its second goal. And Belgium was gone.

I think the trick is to have me watch the first half, predict who will win at half-time, and then bet heavily the other way.