XOXO Queenie

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Monday, July 12, 2010

And then there was one...

SUCIAS! I was very happy yesterday when Spain became the CHAMPIONS! Spain and Holland faced off yesterday & played their hearts out for 120 minutes! Anyone who says this game was boring is insane!!!! There were numerous opportunities for both the teams and yet only one was able to score just 1 goal & a beautiful goal at that! I have posted some pictures of the Final Game...

A fan with a Game scarf..so cool!

The Octopus...prior to every game they would have an octopus pick a box to make a prediction as to who would win the game...Guess what...It picked SPAIN!
Andres Iniesta scored the one & only goal of the game & is now a hero for his country Spain.
Hottie David Villa celebrates with his team mates, Casillas & Puyol after the final whistle is blown.

All the hot Spaniard men celebrate after winning their first World Cup in the history of their country!

So here's to a beautiful & crazy World Cup 2010 finally coming to an end! Thank you to all the hot men that cried, celebrated, scored beautiful goals & last but not least Thank you to all the hot men that took off their shirts!

I can hardly wait till the next Copa Mundial 2014 in BRAZIL!

Till next week Sucias!

XOXO Queenie


Miss K said...

Love it! Loved your FB statuses too!

Anonymous said...

Good day to all,

Yes, that World Cup final was one probably the most intense game in the entire tournament. Surely Spain was favored and most argue that they were the better team, but the Dutch played their hearts out. You could tell that both teams wanted it badly, but in the end... a red card for the Dutch and a corner kick that should have been called for the Netherlands on the free kick right before Spain scored changed the out come of the game. I'll be honest, I didn't want the game to go to penalties, but the more I saw the Dutch defending their butts off with a man down, the more I wanted them to win. But you can only hold a great team like Spain with fewer men on the field for so long. For those criticizing the sport of soccer, playing in that match for 120 minutes is exausting and incredible.

My hat goes off to both teams and this was one of, if not, the best World Cup I've ever witnessed with all of it's dramatic endings: USA's group win and disappointing second round loss, Italy's and France's embarrassing performance, Maradona's big mouth, Argentina's butt whopping, Uruguay's run, Diego Forlan's leadership, and most importantly, Spain's first ever World Cup. The Spainish are no longer cursed as people claimed in the past. The Dutch are by far the best team to have never won a World Cup Trophy... and that's pretty impressive for being the second smallest country in the tournament. But they have reached the final game three times and have lost each one. The crazy thing about the Dutch is that this was by far the least talented side and the reached the World Cup final. Oh and by the way, beating Brazil the way the Dutch did says a whole lot. Watch out for them in 2014.

For those waiting on my counter argument to that Ducks blogger, it's coming. Tomorrow I will begin it and everyday I will add to the argument because he did make some interesting points that I have to rebeddle. However, I took up a lot of space in this blog, but I will return manana.

One Luv

Queenie said...

Miss K...I will miss posting all my FB status about the hot men lol

One Luv...I am anxious for your next comment!

Anonymous said...

Good evening,

The time has come and I'm going to have to break this up with in the next few days because this Duck's blogger made a long arguement.

First, this hockey buff complained about the name of the sport, "soccer." He mentioned that everywhere else it's known as football or futbol...etc. and that hockey throughout the rest of the world is considered hockey. Well, if this is his way of making an argument, this is absolutely irrelevant to the claim that hockey is better than soccer...just because of the name of a sport. Please! The US has always been on their own agenda because they have always carried that arrogance not only in sports, but in just about everything they do. Naming the sport soccer was done to not conflict with American football which should be called "more hands and limited football."

I think soccer haters are frustrated because the US has the best pro sports leagues in the world, all but soccer. The best athletes in baseball, American football, basketball, and HOCKEY all play in the US. In SOCCER, the best players play overseas. In this case, and like I said prior, typical Americans will remain stubborn and too arrogant to acknowledge the true sport of soccer because soccer's best such as Messi, Christiano Ronaldo, Diego Forlan, Sneijder, Xavi, David Villa, Robben, etc. do not play their soccer in the US, and probably never will. Hey, it doesn't hurt to turn on your tv's to a soccer station and watch the European leagues in action.

Hockey is better because of its name, come'on. Is that all you got. I'll tell you what, this is all the time I got because I'm on my way to train the future of US SOCCER players. Till tomorrow to continue this argument because I'm far from done,

One Luv

Anonymous said...

Good afternoon,

It has been argued by American sports fans that in order for soccer to popularize in the US, something has to be changed in order for there to be more goals in the sport. Let me hand you a tissue for all of those cries. Not a darn thing has to be changed in order to enhance more scoring in the sport. American critics cried about there not being enough goals in the first week of the World Cup. If you followed the entire tournament, then you saw that the goal festivity opened up during the end of the group stage and through out the knockout stage. Heck, the third place match gave us 5 goals to appreciate. But there was a reason for the low scoring at the beginning of the tournament. Let me ask you this question, when did defending get eliminated from sports. What's that American slogan that sports teams always preach, "Offense wins games, but defense wins championships." Soccer teams have to pride themselves in defending, especially the least talented teams because in order to have a shot at beating a powerhouse, you have to stop their potent offense. Sometimes playing for a tie and executing one in a big match, especially when there is a red card and a team is playing with a man or two short, rewards teams with a point in the standings instead of earning zero points for a loss.

Scoring a goal in soccer is tough because you have to beat 10 players plus a goalkeeper who is allowed to use his hands in order to score. This is why a goal is so appreciated by players, teams, and soccer fans because there is no guarantee that that the team that got scored on will score an equalizer later on in the match because of its difficulty to do so. That one single goal could determine the difference between winning or losing, advancing or going home, or like we witnessed this past Sunday, being named the best in the world or runner-up.

To be continued... One Luv

Anonymous said...

To continue, will there be more shots in a soccer game than a hockey match, probably not. And the reason for that is that soccer does not have a wall behind its goals. That wall keeps the puck in play and gives hockey offensive players an opportunity to get a second, third, or fourth chance to score. In soccer, if a player does not keep his shot on frame, he gets punished with a turnover and the ball goes to the other team. That is why the offensive soccer build up patterns and counter attacks are important to cover during training sessions. Plus, capitalizing on offensive free kicks around the penalty box in soccer is crucial because it is a scoring opportunity that shouldn't be wasted. When do you see a free slap shot awarded around the net in hockey, other than a penalty shot that has to be started from the half way line and is just the shooter and the keeper. In soccer, unless there's a penalty kick, any free kick around the goal is defended with a wall of players, which makes it difficult for the shooter to score. Executing a free kick in soccer takes an enormous amount of skill. A foul in soccer rewards the team that is fouled. Restarts in hockey usually is result in a face-off between two opposing players which gives the team that commited the foul or penalty a chance to still win the puck's possesion.

In soccer, one single goal is appreciated and celebrated with so much emotion and originality by soccer players, teams, and fans than in hockey. When have you seen a hockey player take his jersey off and display a meaningful message on his undershirt for the audience after scoring a goal? When have you seen a hockey goal scorer sprint to the nearest TV camera and yell "Gooooooooal" at the top of his lungs? When have you seen a hockey player continually kiss his ring finger after scoring to dedicate that goal to his wife? When have you seen a hockey scorer run to the crowd with both arms craddling side to side to dedicate his goal to his newborn? This shows that eventhough soccer lacks the scoring that other American sports show, the scoring does not become casual and redundant. A Kobe Bryant jump shot in the first quarter is meaningless, but at the end of the game it's a big shot. A goal in hockey during the first period is not that important, because there's still two more periods to play. A goal in soccer during the first half is meaningful, because of the level of difficulty in being able to score that equallizer or win the game. That's why a goal in soccer is more appreciated than goals in hocckey, baskets in basketball, runs in baseball, and points in football.

To be continued, I'm not done.

One Luv

Queenie said...

Ahh haaa...as always "One Luv" I appreciate your comments!!! & I've said it before & I will say it again...You should start your own Soccer Blog!

Anonymous said...

Queenie, you made a great point about the "Vuvuzelas." Realistically, soccer fans generate a unique passion for the sport that not all American sport fans express. Yes, we see the cheese-heads in Green Bay, we see every Sunday being Halloween in Oakland for a home Raider game which I think is creative and different (and the only reason they get criticized is because people are just too concerned with their personal image), but every where else it's the same thing: jerseys, caps and shirts or sweaters with the team name on them. And the chants are now so boring and redundant: "Lets go Ducks!" or "Defense! Defense!" These vuvuzelas added spice to the stadiums' atmospheres. A real soccer fan was not bothered by the horns. In fact, if one really pays attention, you can hear drums being played too by the fanatics, songs being sung, and most importantly, up to date chants being expressed towards players. We dont hear that at American sports games, other than "Take me out to the Ball Game," which isn't that bad of a song because you see kids getting into it.

The vuvuzelas was another original attribute of soccer that happened to get criticized by our American media. When will our country appreciate soccer's true movement. This year was the first time ESPN covered the entire World Cup, and just to inform you, horns and instruments have always been heard on TV during soccer matches, it just so happened that when the biggest sports station in America bought the rights of the World's biggest tournament, people started complaining. Wow!

To be continued,

One Luv

Anonymous said...

Penalties in soccer have been critiqued. People make fun of the yellow cards and red cards in a soccer match, and a hockey blogger argued that his sport is better because a true penalty results in having a player go to the penalty box for a few minutes without diplaying a colored card to that player. Get some knowledge of the game before you open your mouths, please. Everytime a player gets a yellow card, it is a warning; not just for that current match but through out the entire season also. In a major soccer tournamnet or during a regular season, if a player receives a certain number of yellow cards he will miss a match. If that's a key player, that makes a huge difference. In European soccer leagues, as well as in South American leagues and in Mexico, winning games is crucial, and earning winning or tying points in games is very important. Not having key players for key matches may hurt a team. Not like in American sports such as basketball, baseball, footbal and HOCKEY or even the MLS where the two last place teams get rewarded with the first picks in the draft, in real soccer leagues through out the world the two last place teams get relegated to the second division, or as Americans refer to it as "The Minors." The top four teams qualify for major tournaments and get bonuses. Would Ducks fans or Kings fans still root for their teams if they were relegated to the second division? Or would they be like all typical American sports fans and be too ashamed of their team's failure and root for another team?

Yellow cards and red cards play a huge effect on the sport of soccer. In hockey, a player goes to the box and watches his team defend their butts off and hope the opposition doesn't score for that player's mistake; oh, and then he gets to come back in. But hockey teams will never get punished or rewarded the way soccer teams do by either getting relegated or qualifying for major tournaments and earning a finacial reward for it.

Till tomorrow,

One Luv