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Thursday, June 29, 2006

You Cannot Be Serious

My girlfriend bought me a down jacket, she said it fit my personality
Graham Poll hanging his nuts out in public

From the Associated Press, June 29, 2006--

Referee quits after World Cup mistake:

English referee Graham Poll is quitting international officiating, saying Thursday that he considered retiring from all soccer after his blunder.

"Certainly what happened a week ago is something I deeply regret... what I did was an error in law, and for that there can be no dispute."

Poll said he did not realize he made a mistake until told after the match. Several sleepless nights and thoughts of retirement followed.

"The first two or three days you think about retirement, you think it's all gone wrong, and you start to doubt your ability," he said.

"It's time for me to let go of the mistake; nobody got hurt from the error, nobody died. ...

"We say in life one thing goes wrong it's unlucky, if two things go wrong then maybe you're really unlucky, but if it's three then you have to look at yourself and say something isn't quite right."

Poll's blunder?

Poll showed a Croatian player three yellow cards before sending him off in a World Cup match, which meant a Croatian player stayed on the field three minutes longer than he should have. The result of the match was not affected and Croatia was eliminated.

I think if Graham Poll were Harry Dumas, he'd have thrown himself in front of a bus about a hundred times by now.