The world cup has really crept up on me this year – I can’t believe that it starts on Friday, with England’s first game on Saturday!
With some prompting by Massimo* (is he a glutton for punishment or what?!), I have set up a bloggers’ pool. In case anyone needs reminding, the last one was more fun than a barrel of monkeys, and prior knowledge of the game was not predictive of success or enjoyment! So even if you’ve never watched a game in your life, sign up and join in the fun!
I’ll post updates and graphs after each stage of the tournament, for the purpose of public humiliation of
Massimo whoever happens to be in last place. No prizes other than bragging rights – but oh! The bragging rights are sweet!
To join, go to http://www.myofficepool.ca/world_cup/?o=1
After you’ve registered and entered your picks (the teams that you think will survive the first round), join the group VWXYNot? , using the password trashtalk2010. Email me (vwxynot at gmail) if you run into any problems.
The official FIFA world rankings are here in case you need them!
*Who also kindly tested the pool for me to make sure that people can join without being sent a personal invitation by email. Thanks Massimo!