Thursday, June 24
It's great! To be! An American Georgia Bulldog of Slovak descent!
So let's recap: In the past 24 hours, I've gotten to see
· Team USA advance to the knockout round of the World Cup -- winning their group, no less -- on one of the more thrilling goals that's ever been scored;
· the longest tennis match ever played, which was won 6-4, 3-6, 6-7, 7-6, 70-68 by a Georgia Bulldog; and
· Slovakia, in its first World Cup as an independent nation, advance to the knockout round via an amazing 3-2 victory over the defending world champions -- in the process sending the loathsome, preening, flop-artist Italians home in disgrace.
I didn't know it was possible to be this happy so far away from football season.