Oy vey!


Well, both teams really want it.  Comments below.

And. . . Matthew informs me that they’re watching it from space:

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64 Comments

  1. Posted July 13, 2014 at 12:37 pm | Permalink

    Oh man, an Argentine goal disqualified for offsides. The Germans are largely controlling the ball, but they’re playing dirty!

    Great save by the Argentine keeper.

    Messi is not holding back.

    • Jolo
      Posted July 13, 2014 at 1:03 pm | Permalink

      You don’t feel the hit on Kramer was dirty? Me thinks you have “my team bias”.

      I think hockey games are cleaner than this.

  2. sgo
    Posted July 13, 2014 at 12:40 pm | Permalink

    This isn’t the Argentine that played against the Netherlands, they look much more eager!

    Ooh, another oppurtunity for Argentina just now. Good match so far.

  3. Mark Sturtevant
    Posted July 13, 2014 at 12:44 pm | Permalink

    I am pleasantly surprised. Argentina is at least holding their own, if not besting Germany. But Germany tends to get stronger as a game progresses.

    • Jolo
      Posted July 13, 2014 at 12:59 pm | Permalink

      I see a much different game than you, Germany attacks, attacks and attacks, Argentina gets a chance, rinse, repeat.

      • Mark Sturtevant
        Posted July 13, 2014 at 1:06 pm | Permalink

        Germany is winning on possession, but Argentina has had more good goal opportunities. And they just had another one!

      • Mark Sturtevant
        Posted July 13, 2014 at 2:25 pm | Permalink

        GOOOOAAAAALLLLL!!!!

        • Mark Sturtevant
          Posted July 13, 2014 at 2:26 pm | Permalink

          Meant to be a lot farther down…

  4. Diana MacPherson
    Posted July 13, 2014 at 12:45 pm | Permalink

    Too bad for the poor German that got hurt. He looked woosy like migraine woosy.

    • Jolo
      Posted July 13, 2014 at 1:04 pm | Permalink

      He has a concussion undoubtedly. FIFA should have a protocol for this sort of thing like football and hockey do.

  5. Posted July 13, 2014 at 12:50 pm | Permalink

    I have to laugh every time the announcer (I’m listening in Spanish) says “Schweinsteiger,” because in German that means “He who climbs on a pig.”

    Another great save by Romero. Offside German.

    • Alex
      Posted July 13, 2014 at 12:53 pm | Permalink

      Also, fortunately, Lahm isn’t that.

    • Posted July 13, 2014 at 1:03 pm | Permalink

      From what I understand, (I’ll check it later) the name most likely originated from meaning literally “person who lives in a pigsty” — no doubt meaning a converted pig sty. Bayern also have a Badstuber — person who lives in the bath house.

      • Diana MacPherson
        Posted July 13, 2014 at 1:46 pm | Permalink

        Probably – I would translate as “pig joiner”.

        • Posted July 13, 2014 at 2:50 pm | Permalink

          Just looked in wiki — “Steig” is Middle High German for “stall”.

          http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Schweinsteiger

          Steig…”kommt auch im Mittelhochdeutschen vor und bedeutet dann Stall.”

          But yeh, a Bergsteiger is a mountain climber… funny how that name evolved!

          • Diana MacPherson
            Posted July 13, 2014 at 3:08 pm | Permalink

            Haha! At least it’s not another animal that is either a Schwein or Kuh that we have to learn!

            • Merilee
              Posted July 13, 2014 at 3:37 pm | Permalink

              Let alone one which only poops monthly…
              Poor Schweinsteiger was certainly down a lot. How many wete dives?

              • Diana MacPherson
                Posted July 13, 2014 at 3:50 pm | Permalink

                I don’t think anyone dived…anyone that got hurt really did get hurt and Schweinsteiger was bleeding. Those guys need to cut their nails better! :)

              • Jolo
                Posted July 13, 2014 at 5:26 pm | Permalink

                Schweinstiger was punched in the head once, I would say that one in Extra Time before Messi’s kick he didn’t need to go down, but the rest were legitimate

    • Florian Reuter
      Posted July 13, 2014 at 4:29 pm | Permalink

      Yes, it´s a joke in Germany, too. But originally, what it means is that he hails from the “Schweinsteig”, a path the pigs are being led through. In Bavaria, if you live at the Schweinsteig, you´re being called the Schweinsteiger.

  6. Jesper Both Pedersen
    Posted July 13, 2014 at 12:51 pm | Permalink

    For a final this could be worse…

  7. Merilee
    Posted July 13, 2014 at 12:53 pm | Permalink

    Sub

  8. Posted July 13, 2014 at 1:06 pm | Permalink

    Messi missed again. I can’t believe it–he had a clear shot. Maybe he wants it TOO bad.

    • Diana MacPherson
      Posted July 13, 2014 at 1:34 pm | Permalink

      They keep referring to Messi as “little Messi” on CBC. Is that really necessary to add “little”? He’s not that little!

      • Jolo
        Posted July 13, 2014 at 2:56 pm | Permalink

        They are saying Lionel Messi, it just sounds like “little”

        • Diana MacPherson
          Posted July 13, 2014 at 3:09 pm | Permalink

          Ha! I kept hearing it as “little”.

  9. Posted July 13, 2014 at 1:17 pm | Permalink

    I’m almost too nervous to watch. Argentina gets so close, and then. . . nada

  10. Mark Sturtevant
    Posted July 13, 2014 at 1:53 pm | Permalink

    Overtime…

    • Diana MacPherson
      Posted July 13, 2014 at 1:54 pm | Permalink

      Ugh. You know it’s going to be penalty kicks.

      • Jolo
        Posted July 13, 2014 at 1:58 pm | Permalink

        What a waste if it goes to penalty kicks

      • Florian Reuter
        Posted July 13, 2014 at 4:37 pm | Permalink

        In Germany, everybody watching the game with me agreed that there wouldn´t be a penalty shootout. Both teams were extremely disciplined, and what usually happens is that the offense will always run after every ball, while it is a lot more challenging to react and chase people. Of course, nobody felt confident enough to predict which team would score.

  11. gravityfly
    Posted July 13, 2014 at 2:20 pm | Permalink

    2nd half of extra-time. A lot of players thinking about penalties already, I’m sure.

  12. Posted July 13, 2014 at 2:25 pm | Permalink

    GOD DAMN IT!

    • Merilee
      Posted July 13, 2014 at 5:52 pm | Permalink

      Ceiling Cat must have been taking a nap..

  13. Jesper Both Pedersen
    Posted July 13, 2014 at 2:25 pm | Permalink

    bollocks…

  14. Posted July 13, 2014 at 2:26 pm | Permalink

    Lovely goal, though. ..:-(
    I guess my predicted score will be right.

  15. Posted July 13, 2014 at 2:26 pm | Permalink

    great goal Götze!

    • gravityfly
      Posted July 13, 2014 at 2:28 pm | Permalink

      Fantastic finish!

    • Diana MacPherson
      Posted July 13, 2014 at 2:33 pm | Permalink

      It was a beautiful goal!

      • Posted July 13, 2014 at 2:34 pm | Permalink

        Yeah,but the wrong way around (like your toilet paper)!

        • Diana MacPherson
          Posted July 13, 2014 at 2:40 pm | Permalink

          LOL! Which is the RIGHT way around!

          • Merilee
            Posted July 13, 2014 at 5:44 pm | Permalink

            I thought of you last night, Diana, when I had to change the tp in our Moab rental house. Did you sneak in and install it wrong?

            • Diana MacPherson
              Posted July 13, 2014 at 5:57 pm | Permalink

              You mean installed it right!

              • Merilee
                Posted July 13, 2014 at 5:59 pm | Permalink

                You must have TP installer as well as nightjar finder on your CV:-)

  16. gravityfly
    Posted July 13, 2014 at 2:28 pm | Permalink

    Argentina can’t get hold of the ball. Where’s Messi?

  17. gravityfly
    Posted July 13, 2014 at 2:38 pm | Permalink

    It’s over!GERMANY ARE THE WINNERS OF THE 2014 WORLD CUP! THEY’RE CHAMPIONS OF THE WORLD FOR THE FOURTH TIME!!!

  18. Christian
    Posted July 13, 2014 at 2:38 pm | Permalink

    Yeehaw! That’s it!!

    • Christian
      Posted July 13, 2014 at 2:39 pm | Permalink

      ****

  19. MR
    Posted July 13, 2014 at 2:40 pm | Permalink

    That sucks!!! But congrats Germany, great game by both teams.

  20. Posted July 13, 2014 at 2:43 pm | Permalink

    Even if the final was really well balanced – I really think the title goes to a team that’s earned it! All of them!

  21. Posted July 13, 2014 at 2:51 pm | Permalink

    Stunning goal, absolutely stunning….

  22. Alektorophile
    Posted July 13, 2014 at 2:51 pm | Permalink

    Yay!

    • Posted July 13, 2014 at 2:52 pm | Permalink

      Great goal, and the way they played throughout the tournament, they deserved to win.

      • Merilee Olson
        Posted July 13, 2014 at 3:31 pm | Permalink

        Great game, though I was rooting for Argentina. We watched in a sports bar(McStiff’s) in Moab, Utah, surrounded by Germany fans, many of them German. One German guy was yelling so loud I wanted to mutter Yo Mama ( deine Mutti?) but restrained myself:-)

        Typo ergo sum Merilee

        >

  23. Kevin
    Posted July 13, 2014 at 3:22 pm | Permalink

    Yay Germany! They deserved it. They played better and had fewer tatoos, not that there is any correlation, but it does not take any effort to get a tatoo.

  24. michaelfugate
    Posted July 13, 2014 at 3:45 pm | Permalink

    Congrats to Aaron H. for guessing correctly. Nicely done.

    • Blue
      Posted July 13, 2014 at 3:59 pm | Permalink

      I concur in this sentiment to Mr Aaron H !

      Lovely !
      Blue

    • George
      Posted July 14, 2014 at 5:23 am | Permalink

      GUESSING???? I am sure his prediction was based on keen insight, intense study and sheer brilliance.

  25. Florian Reuter
    Posted July 13, 2014 at 4:46 pm | Permalink

    I understand that most of the commenters have been rooting for Argentina. And I agree in so far that Messi is the best player in the world, plus it is sad indeed that the wonderful Di Maria couldn´t play the final. Still, I think that Germany was the best team of this World Cup (as good as Argentina played in the final; the previous games weren´t exactly mesmerizing). As a German, I´m just happy that our golden Generation finally won a title, after dying in beauty the last 3 tournaments.

    • Luis
      Posted July 13, 2014 at 6:46 pm | Permalink

      Messi might be the best player in the world, but IMHO he did not deserve the golden ball. It should have gone to Klose or Muller. You are too polite to say that Argentina’s previous games were not mesmerizing; they were outright boring scoreless matches. Yawn. Congrats Germany, the only team that truly deserved this Championship.

      • Jolo
        Posted July 13, 2014 at 9:24 pm | Permalink

        Neymar or Robben would have been better choices, I am biased against Muller because they had so many shooters.

  26. Trophy
    Posted July 14, 2014 at 3:20 am | Permalink

    It was a good game, much better than the dirty foul-fested hell of the last final. But as someone rooting for Argentina, I had the impression that Messi was too tired. German had an easy game against Brazil and an extra day of rest whereas Argentinians ran much longer against the Dutch. Oh well, it’s a well deserved victory for the Germans.


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