Thursday, June 08, 2006

Sweep stake action!

So, the World Cup is almost upon us...

For those not into all things football related, this is where 32 countries the world over get together and slug it out to proove who plays the best Soccer.

This provides a thinly veiled excuse for people to paint their faces, drink alot of beer, talk about sport, buy shirts/car flags/comedy plastic hair emblazoned with the flag, buy other vaguely related stuff that is shamelessly advertised as being somehow related to football.

We're not too fussed about any of these things, but we are a big fan of trash talking our collegues, thus we have entered the office sweepstake.

This is where everyone pays £1 and picks a country name out of a hat. If their country wins the world cup, they get all the money in the hat. (well, biscuit tin)

There is then lots of laughing and mockery as folk reveal that they've drawn Lativa or some other not-that-good-at-football country (apologies to Lativans everywhere)

We drew Sweden, which apparently is 'not that bad'

So, bring it on!


Anonymous dan said...

Where the hell is Lativa? Latvians the world over are shuddering as we speak.

I'm certainly glad i got no such place in my work sweepstake. Yes, very glad that i got ...Iran.

3:56 pm  
Anonymous jonas said...

I'm sure you'll be happy to hear Sweden's first keeper got a football to his face at practise so now he can't play.

8:50 am  
Blogger Andrew said...

Isn't a football in his face kinda his job?

6:06 pm  
Anonymous jonas said...

Yeah, that's what I said. I think he got a concussion, though.

6:24 pm  
Blogger Schedim said...

And now the swedish team has begun to figth each other instead of the other teams ... if I were you I would try to secretely swap that ticket foranyone else ... Latvia perhaps ;-)

8:25 am  
Blogger Albrecht said...

Well looks like your sweep stake action is short lived.

For you the cup is over.

Never mind i'm sure you have a host of other things to occupy you all.

And Latvia? Isn't that Doctor Dooms homeland? Does Doom field a football team? Does his evil know no bounds?

9:28 pm  

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