Football anyone? [off-topic]
This is rare folks. We have an off-topic thread!!!
Since, the next football world-cup is not until next version of Excel and since, I find myself watching a lot of it these days, I thought why not fool around on a Friday with an offtopic discussion?!?
So here it goes, what are your favorite teams / players in FIFA World Cup 2010?
I will go first…
I am not a fan of football. If I want to watch TV, I just watch some comedy. But football world cups have always fascinated me. I remember following them since I was in 8th class (1994). Last time when the world cup happened (in 2006), I was in induction training for my first job after MBA. So as you can guess, we hardly paid any attention to the training stuff. But as strange as my addiction to world cup football is, I hardly remember anything about it as soon as it ends.
So, naturally when the FIFA world-cup 2010 began, I had no clue about what the teams are or how well they are stacked up. I read a few reviews of teams (here is one that is funny) and found that forming an un-informed opinion is probably as good.
After watching the teams play during group and 2nd stages, now I know which teams to root for.
Here are my favorite teams (in the order I like them):
Argentina: I like the way they have played so far. Their team seems to make football enjoyable, fun experience. (Although, for no specific reason, I am annoyed at the sight of Maradona as their coach)
Brazil: Ok, they won it 5 times already and play dominating, powerful and fun football. So, naturally I root for them. Also, their coach, Dunga looks like a calm, level headed guy.
Germany: They struggled a bit in group stages, but recovered fantastically towards the end and beat England with superior play in 2nd round. I am really looking forward to Germany vs. Argentina this weekend.
And these are my favorite players so far:
Drogba: What if his team (Ivory Coast) is eliminated. He seems like a passionate player.
Messi: I like the way he and other Argentinian forwards come together to score goals (although he is yet to score big).
Robinho: Football is more fun when you jiggle the ball, hoodwink your opponents and make it look like ballet. Robinho seems like he has potential for that.
What about you?
Tell us what teams you are rooting for, which players you like to see win, how you feel about the whole vuvuzela noise in the background?
Go and comment, like now. Because, next offtopic discussion could be in 2014.
Shameless Excel Tip:
Ok, it seems cruel to not have an excel tip even on an offtopic discussion. So here it goes.
- Press CTRL+W to close current excel workbook
Come on, it is a Friday, what else do you want to do than closing the damned workbook and going out already?!?
Useless bonus question:
How about adding a vuvuzela button your next excel dashboard? Run a little macro on open play the sound that 23-bees-make-when-they-quarrel. Fun, isn’t it?
PS: Here is a collection of FIFA World Cup Spreadsheets if you are more in to that sort of thing.
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