...but not for that long. I did pretty well at calling the semi-finals, but boy did I miss the boat on the finals, which was, after all, what damien asked about in the first place.
So to all of you who placed bets based on my so-called superheroine predictions, I can only say I am sorry. I'm sorry for the things I've done. I know that I'm the foolish one. Now that I see who's to blame, I'm so ashamed, I'm sorry.
But I am not sorry for myself. Germany was impressive, it is true, but the way they fell apart at the very end of the Germany v. Italy game was amazing. Granted, that first Italy goal took them by surprise, and they let their guard down just in time for a run-away second goal. I am beginning to believe the hype about the Italian defense. (It would have been interesting to see how Buffon did in p-ks, but given Italy's past record in that realm, it might be just as well.)
France, though, managed to hold it together against Portugal, even though a few times at the end it seemed like they might give up a goal foolishly.
So we have a France v. Italy final. France was impressive against Brazil (moreso than against Portugal, really). No one has scored against Italy except Italy. Who do you think will win?