Well Amigos, today is Juneteenth in southeast Texas and FIFA in South America so the good times are rolling for real. I’m not sure if Juneteenth is spelled right and I also don’t know if the World Cup is pronounced Fy – fah or Fee – fah but The Red Man will party hearty anyway. Any excuse for Paw Snaps and Twirls in an otherwise dull household.
I think Juneteenth is only celebrated in Texas, but FIFA is world-wide and we are pleased to see our Sports Fans’ favorite teams from other countries doing well in what everybody outside the USA thinks is football. Yep, just about the time the Americans learn how to pronounce FIFA, they’ll probably be out of the running. Surprise me.
Our Latina Amiga was at Casa de Canterbury Tuesday and the old woman Slow tried to follow the Brazil vs. Mexico match with her. After a very long time and tons of enthusiasm from both nations in the stands and all of us in the bleacher seats at Casa de Canterbury, the game ended 0 to 0 so nobody won – but then again nobody lost, either. Apparently they aren’t playing overtime until somebody wins. That wouldn’t work very well in American football. They have to have a winner….and a loser.
The Latina Amiga was very disappointed in the tie between Mexico and Brazil, and Slow would’ve probably been upset too if she’d understood more about the game. She is woefully futbol challenged. Pretty was at work so she didn’t have to worry about FIFA or the Latina Amiga.
The Red Man sends Paw Snaps and Twirls to all of his Sports Fans that are celebrating Juneteenth in Texas tonight and more PS and T to the FIFA teams who are still alive and well and waiting to play another day. While we’re at it, let’s not forget the ‘Horns who are also hanging in Omaha in the College World Series. Hook ’em.
Get me outta here Percy… too much excitement…Pretty and I need our beauty rest…
Ha ha, it’s FeeFA as in fee fie fo fum! Not much of a footie fan but at least understand the rules better than American football – except off side 😀 We’re keeping ourselves fresh for Wimbledon next week!
Can’t believe Wimbledon starts next week! I love that you’re keeping yourselves fresh for Wimbledon – have you ever been in real life? One of Pretty’s bucket list wishes is to go to Wimbledon! In the meantime, we’ll keep the bleacher seats full at Casa de Canterbury!! 🙂 Safe travels to you and your passengers!!
P.S. Thanks for pronunciation tip – it’s a bit of a strange word for the old woman Slow. She was an accountant in her prior life and keeps thinking they’re talking about FIFO, which is an acceptable method of inventory valuation!! 🙂
I am glued to the TV. Big, big soccer fan. Been very impressed by Mexoco. 🙂
This has been exciting stuff, even if we don’t know the game very well. I can see how you would be glued to the TV – what I love is the international flavor of the games – the same thing I love about the Olympics! I may not understand all the events, but I am fascinated by the spirit of the athletes!!
We have a large Latino population in both Texas (which you would expect) and South Carolina (which is more surprising). At any rate, most are from Mexico and are so hoping for them to keep the spotlight in these games – we’ll see!!
My team England is now on the verge of going home. I like Mexico, they’re really showing a lot of guts and chutzpah. I hope they go far. Yes, I too love the International flavour of the whole event. 🙂
I fear USA will join England on the way out, but i’ll keep on watching! It’s been very fun and I’m learning a lot!