Loc: Jordan College, Lyra's Oxford
Actually after watching your first game I was telling people "don't underestimate the Greeks, they're going to cause some upsets in this tournament". People thought I was mad and it ended up being understatement of the year.
I wish I had put money on it...
_________________________ Signed in to remove the link to a dead forum.
I'll give you an example of what me and my friends expected in 2004. We each picked a different team to support during the tournament, because we didn't expect Greece to make it past the group stage and wanted to at least have some fun watching the games.
When we were playing against Portugal, in the group stage, I was actually playing FM and had the TV muted. I got a call from the only one of my friends who was actually watching the game, screaming that we scored. That's when I decided to actually support my own national team and watch our games.
Hypocritical, I know, but our expectations really were that low.
About 80% of all greeks, went through the same experience.
_________________________ Ovations & Dire Melancholia
I remember being at a café with some friends, completely unaware about the game, when we heard some people shouting and screaming when Greece scored. From there on I started too supporting our team. But who can blame us, with the way things went back in 94 and how heartbreaking our national team had been until then.
"Human beings are divided into mind and body. The mind embraces all the nobler aspirations, like poetry and philosophy, but the body has all the fun."
~ Kate Upton, Marisa Miller, Candice Swanepoel, Izabel Goulart, Laetitia Casta, Adriana Lima, Lindsay Ellingson, Erin Heatherton, Gisele Bundchen, Miranda Kerr, Bar Refaeli, Daria Werbowy, Lily Aldridge, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley ~