After all my oohing and aahing over Brazil and the World Cup over the last couple weeks, I feel it only appropriate to revisit the topic one more time.
Mr. Octopus and I caught the last few games in between unpacking boxes and and driving to and from Big Sur. Needless to say, I am horrible at picking the results of World Cup matches. This doesn't surprise me in the least, seeing as I don't follow international football and was just guessing frankly. However, being a World Cup onlooker, I can say that (1) I was sold on the whole Brazil 'beautiful game' thing, (2) I really wanted them to do well, (3) when they didn't, I didn't feel bad for them and (4) I'm happy for whoever wins now.
From what I know of Zidane, he seems like a decent and dignified fellow and I would be happy if France won because of him. Of course, this is putting aside any negative feelings I have about France being a colonial power in my birth country (Vietnam). Then again, Zidane is of Algerian descent, so who am I do hold grudges (I don't; I'm just trying to be dramatic sort of). So long story short: Brazil was a disappointment; they deserved to lose; may the better team win on Sunday.