23 June 2006

Hapsburg Cup

Mundial Copology

Stack 'em up, folks. It is now time for single elimination World Cuppage. Here's my bracket, and I predict a wildly incestuous result:

Germany vs.
Sweeden ---------- Germany vs.

Argentina vs.
Mexico ---------- Mexico --------- Germany

England vs.
Ecuador ---------- Ecuador vs.

Portugal vs.
Netherlands ------ Netherlands ------ Netherlands

Italy vs.
Australia -------- Australia vs.

Switzerland vs.
Ukraine -------- Switzerland ------ Switzerland

Brazil vs.
Ghana ----------- Ghana vs.

Spain vs.
France ---------- Spain ---------- Spain

With Brazil and Argentina eliminated, you come down to four nations of the olde world who all may be playing at similar levels once the dust settles. Then there is the re-bracket.

Germany vs. Switzerland

Netherlands vs. Spain

The Germans and the Spaniards's experience and stamina garnered from their respective home leagues will put these two over the top in to-the-wire and penalty kick matches.

That means third place will be decided: Switzerland vs. the Netherlands
The Swiss take this one back to the Alps

And El Final for all the glory will be Germany vs Spain, in what might touch off a major European war, and what will set EU negotiations back at least three years.

I just don't see Germany loosing this one on their home turf. You thought France's celebrations were big back in 1998? You ain't seen nothin,' baby.


At 1:15 PM, Blogger S.A.W.B. said...

Whatever you're smoking that makes you think the Black Stars will be the Samba Kings, I'd appreciate it if you pass some up this direction.

That said, here's how I see it shaking out, and yes, I thought Germany would win today, well before they dismantled the Sweedes.

Germany v Sweeden - Germany
Argentina v Mexico - Argentina
England v Ecuador - England
Portugal v Netherlands - Portugal
Italy v Australia - Australia
Switzerland v Ukraine - Ukraine
Brazil v Ghana - Brazil
Spain v France - France

Germany v Argentina - Argentina
England v Portugal - England
Australia v Ukraine - Ukraine
Brazil v France - Brazil

England v Brazil - England
Argentina v Ukraine - Argengina

3rd place - Brazil
Final - England over Argentina - Engerland gets revenge for the 'Hand of God'.

At 1:39 PM, Blogger patsbrother said...

God love Ghana, but you're just being pretentious if you think they're gonna beat Brazil. You just want to look sage-like if Brazil suffers a total collapse and accidentally doesn't win this next round (which is like betting on me to win a 100-yard dash; it could happen, but only if the other players all trip or break their legs).

At 11:50 AM, Blogger Laddi said...

Ghana over Brazil? HAHAHAHA.

It'll be Argentina v. Brazil as Brazil doesn't sleep this time as Ronaldinho and his bandits wins over Crespo and co. I won't like it, but I'll be okay.

Oh, and Ukraine will be the surprise 3rd place team.

Argentina chachacha!

At 2:25 PM, Blogger Patrick Armstrong said...

Well, my copology bracket is currently looking like my college football $10 sheet. Wow. 1 correct call so far?

Glad I didn't bet any big money on my bracket. The chorus of 'Taking Patrick's Money' would be too loud to bear...

At 5:33 PM, Blogger Patrick Armstrong said...

Being 1-8 sucks.

But SAWB picked 9-0 (8-1 counting the refs in that Australia game).

Laddi is still in the hunt, for 1-3 finishers.


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