Wednesday, June 20, 2018
The first games
Maybe about the time this post comes out everyone in The World Cup will have played their first game. And here's the thing about The World Cup:
Everyone gets three games, minimum.
And here's the thing about the first game:
The second game can kill you because two losses and you're out.
The third game can kill you because see above.
All the rest of the games, if you're lucky or good enough to play them, can kill you because they are elimination games.
But the first game, the first game, well, anything can still happen. It was just the first game.
Unless, I regret to inform you, you are Saudi Arabia, and you lost to Russia, Russia, five to zero. Five to zero. I am sorry to report that for you, it's over.