Oh, England NT, you giant clusterfuck. You know, as much as I mock them, it makes me a little sad to see them spiral like this (although, frankly, Capello leaving seems like it could be good for the team). I still enjoy England losing everything because they're obnoxious and arrogant, but it would be nice to see them lose with a little class sometimes. I am wholeheartedly annoyed by the entitlement that comes from large segments of the England camp re: their right to be the cultural owners of football, but there's no denying that it's a country to whom football is very important and has a lot of meaning. So it makes me sad to see their national team this pathetic and, frankly, lacking in, to German it up a bit, any sense of teamgeist. They're just boring to watch, and I could never imagine feeling inspired
by them under Capello. But it'll be interesting to see who they get to replace him.
Related to this, I am starting to have bursts of uncontrollable glee when I remember that, oh yeah, Euros this summer! And then I try not to think about the possibility of Germany winning because I will just get my hopes dashed. But aaaagh. International football comes back soon, and frankly, I'm a lot more excited about that than Liverpool. Look, I love LFC and I always will, and it's really exciting that we're on the path for two trophies this year. But there is no chance of winning the league, and I'm beginning to feel a little fatalistic about our chances of ever
winning the league. So I'm excited to watch Germany play, because it's a team that has a real chance of winning the most exciting championships, and that's just kind of nice to have as a realistic option to look forward to. And Germany is just a better team. They play prettier football (yep, Germans play pretty football these days! ... not that your football being prettier than English football is saying a lot) and they're more exciting to watch. Plus I have more fondness for the players themselves right now (look at these adorable dorks getting far too excited about promotional games of Memory
). Being a Liverpool fan is tough these days, yo. But we weathered the Schaftgate storm and we came out stronger! It was beautiful and many tears were surreptitiously wiped away. And now I get that warm fuzzy feeling in my heart when I think about the Germany NT again, so I'm certain that will come back for me for Liverpool someday.
That said, will I be waking up to watch the Man Utd game at 7:30 AM on a Saturday after I'm supposed to go to a concert out of town with my friend on Friday night? You bet your ass.
Now I'm going to watch the end of S5 of Buffy
with a friend who is watching the show for the first time and is completely unspoiled. Her reaction to Dawn was priceless. But I made her watch past "The Body" without me because I ugly cry through that entire thing and then have to go call my mom and tell her that I love her, and I feel that people should be allowed to do the same in peace during their first viewing. Also I didn't want to watch it again.