Just to add something different to the discussion.
Euro 2008 is now underway, with all 16 teams having played their first game. As usual, there were some snoozers, and some were very exciting, even to the casual fan.
As seen by me, one who enjoys all athletic contests, when played by the best, here are my impressions so far.
Four teams have stood out from the crowd. Those would be Germany, Spain, Netherlands, and Italy.
Now, I know that the Azzurri were beaten quite badly by the Netherlands, but I include them because they are a good team and will rebound.
For what it's worth, I see Germany and the Netherlands meeting in the final, June 29, with Germany winning.
Thoughts? (Other than the expected sneers at a game that is not so popular among native Canadians)