Ole, ole, ole!

Cute video made by the Afghan Football Support Organization giving a brief overview of the Mexican team

We here at the LA Eastside headquarters are frantically preparing for early morning festivities to celebrate the World Cup opener tomorrow. Our beloved team Mexico will face the home team South Africa in what will surely be an exciting match. It’s rumored 20,000 Mexicans found their way to the African continent to cheer on El Tri. I knew we could cross rivers pretty good but a whole damn ocean? That’s impressive! Even more impressive is the cheer the Mexican fans are bringing to Soweto, literally pouring out of the airplanes with mariachis and fanciful costumes.

So how about you folks? Where are you watching the game manaรƒยฑa? Perhaps you all are already asleep or maybe you’re gonna do it paisa style and stay up all night drinking tequila so you’re in the perfect state for partido viewing in the morning. Wherever folks are, expect the sound of cheers, matracas and whistles to ring through the early Los Angeles morning air.

By the way, someone please tell me Huntington Park has finally came up with a good solution to accommodate the thousands of fans that show up on Pacific to celebrate. Every four years, it’s riot cops and stun guns. H.P.. listen up! You could actually make some money off this, be smart and forward thinking for once!

Que Viva Mexico, cabrones! Ole, ole, ole, ole!!!

P.S. I’m excited for Honduras and the US team too, go CONCACAF! Who are you all supporting?

More music to get you in the mood…

11 thoughts on “Ole, ole, ole!

  1. I wish Jared Borgetti & Oswaldo Sanchez were still part of the international team. So what if they’re “too old”? they still got it in them!

  2. My dad woke up this morning at 5 am to watch it in the living room where I sleep, the cheering and the dogs running around jumping on me, and the cat pulling my hair left me all zombied out for work today ๐Ÿ˜› Hopefully I can catch the next game when I’m fully awake!

    P.S. I’m rooting for mexico ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. I knew I raised my children right, when my daughter called me at 7:25 a.m., asking if sha-la-la-la-la was a Spanish word, or the name of a player. She knew I’d be watching the game, and thought the word was a curious affectation on the part of the announcer. I’m the chicano-bilingual dad, who then asked her, “what channel are you watching?” I was watching the ESPN feed (and didn’t know what she was talking about) and she was watching the UNIVISION feed. She confessed to liking the way the announcers said, “GGGGGGGGGGoooooooooooooooooollllllllllllll” when a point was scored. Plus, she didn’t need instructions to know how the game was going. This story ended nicely because “El Tri” tied the score, and I was pleased to learn that my gabacho daughter prefers the Spanish-language version of soccer (futbol).

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