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This is a bit of a footy desert for us degenerate #HAILGAMBLOR types. There is less to pick and choose from, so we tend to…force the #ACTION a bit? Anyway, happy me that Sweden, Norway, Finland, Brasil, Belarus, etc. are all kicking back into gear today. Them’s is leagues I sort of pretend that I understand.
Oh, there are also tons and tons of friendlies. DO NOT try to bet friendlies, therein lies the path to madness.
For the MOAR casual viewer, things must wait until Sunday. BeIn has you covered with two truly Raging Semis – Senegal v. Tunisia (noon EST) and Algeria v. Nigeria (3:00p). In particular, I recommend the earlier match, as the Merseyside duo of Idrissa Gana Gueye (no, I never get tired of the announcer calling him “The Everton Man”) and Sadio Mane (the least revolting member of the Redshite) have worked in perfect combination for Alou Cisse’s hipster perfection side. If Senegal aren’t the side playing the best football, then it’s Tunisia. Should be an absolute cracker of a match.
P.S. While looking for the above pic, I learned that Gana and Mane stop speaking to each other the week before the Derby. That is a beautiful juxtaposition of friendship and HATE right there. I tip my cap to y’all.
The nightcap has perhaps the two teams one might have EXPECTED to be playing the best, especially if one pretends Algeria is really Egypt. Hey, it’s all desert amirite?? But Nigeria in particular is loaded with attacking talent, albeit talent that hasn’t really jelled as a unit. But they had a pretty rousing Afikan Flacco Eight win over Team Apartheid, and that could really push them forward.
In short, it’s been a great tournament, and well worth 5 hours of your Lord’s Day time.
Our Young Boys play one of those interminable friendlies today. But like, at 4:30a normal ppl time. Fuck a duck, that’s early. Plus, el beisbol is back, and even though I slept through last night’s match (stupid, sexy, blood orange cider), I am comforted to know my beloved #BFIB are still shitty. I didn’t miss out, you see.