Thursday, September 11, 2008
It's a proud day to be a Bulgarian.
Hey, Matty Boy! Why haven't you been keeping us up to date on the goings on in the exciting world of women's international athletics?
Well, hypothetical question asker, I didn't know there was a big demand, but since you asked, here goes.
The Olympic qualifying women's ice hockey tournament is being held in Latvia, and Group A was playing their games in lovely Liepaja. While most of the world was not paying that much attention, it became worldwide news when the Slovakia beat Bulgaria by a score of 82-0.
For those of you unaware of the rules of ice hockey, the game is 60 minutes long. This is more than one goal a minute.
Bulgaria lost all its games in Group A. The Italians beat them 41-0, host country Latvia were rather rude to whip them 39-0, and Croatia narrowly escaped with a win by the score of 30-1.
The Croatians let the Bulgarians score? Does this mean they suck, too?
Good guess, hypothetical! The Croatians lost by scores of 9-0 to Latvia, 8-0 to Italy and 18-1 to the Slovaks. These would be stunning shameful routs if the Bulgarians hadn't been so jaw droppingly awful.
It does give as a new simile, though.
Blind as a Bulgarian goalie.
It has a nice ring to it, especially with the double alliteration.