Monday, July 18, 2011
World Cup Final in Civic Center
A fairly large crowd showed up in Civic Center at noon on Sunday for a large-screen telecast of the Women's World Cup final between Japan and the United States.
SF Rec & Park Director Phil Ginsburg did a white hetero bro handshake with District 2 Supervisor Mark Farrell above before announcing the contributors such as PG&E and Recology who had made the public telecast financially possible.
Why does Mr. Ginsburg or anybody else seem to think these contributions are free and with no strings attached? The truth is the exact opposite.
There were plenty of United States flag emblems everywhere and most people picked them to win over the tiny Japanese players.
However, the Japanese women's team had already beaten the German Valkyries in the quarterfinals which was considered an impossibility, and then beat the equally tall Amazons of the Swedish team in the semifinals.
The seesaw battle went into extra time and was finally settled by penalty kicks with the miraculous Japanese pulling out one last victory. It was a great game.