..to advance out of their Groups. They may be crazy, they could be homer-ish, they’re likely not based on any great measure of wisdom and analysis, but in less than 24 hours, the World Cup begins. In all cases we’ll be rooting for the underdog and non-Euro team, mostly based on our general contrary nature and the general snideness of so many soccer pundits at home and abroad. Here are the Beemsville Group picks:
Group A: Going with my gut that the hosts find a way, and respect for El Tri’s game.
- Mexico – 1
- South Africa – 2
Group B: Nigeria is a popular pick but we say quit dissing the Asian nations.
- Argentina – 1
- South Korea – 2
Group C: What, you expected something else? Bob’s boys take 7 points…
- USA – 1
- England – 2
Group D: A very tough one to predict and Serbia could really end up spoiling everything.
- Germany – 1
- Ghana – 2
Group E: Wanted to pick Japan but couldn’t quite do it. Four good teams here.
- Netherlands – 1
- Cameroon – 2
Group F: Hard not to pick the defending champs but they could well bomb out and ruin many brackets.
- Italy – 1
- Paraguay – 2
Group G: Portugal lose their heads and a chance of advancing. Drogba still a factor.
- Brazil – 1
- Ivory Coast – 2
Group H: Would like to pick Honduras in the shocker, but just can’t.
- Spain -1
- Chile – 2
We will spare you our knockout round picks for now, but suffice to say they are equally provocative. Let the Cup begin!