Drive by observations

Now that the Euro is over, a few tidbits about the beautiful game.

Is it just me, or did Donadoni just not fit the profile of the typical Italian manager? Was he too young to be the manager? I have always thought that the Italian Manager should be at least 60 years old, and he should make sure that a café table is brought out into the coaches box so he can enjoy an espresso while watching his team blast the luster off the beautiful game. Donadoni looked more like a guy who had just read "The Game" and couldn't wait to his the disco so he can try out his new methods.

I am very happy for Spain and for all Spaniards across the world? I don't think it is a coincidence at all that with a few Spaniards playing abroad, the team finally broke through. I would have loved to have seen some Spaniards' blood pressure readings from minute 80 on. The mercury would have burst through the casing.

I have to love Zenit's response to Barcelona's inquiry for Ashavin. Sure, give is Messi in return and he is yours.

Why on earth is Mexico spreading the wealth for its second round qualifiers? The Estadio Azteca has always been the perfect venue for a qualifier, and the record speaks for itself. So why would Mexico give up such an incredible advantage in what will be a gruesome semi final tournament? The FEMEXFUT never ceases to amaze me.

No football, american or otherwise for the next few months. Time to work on my golf game.