Back in the basement
I pulled into the right-side space in the garage at 1224 North Brooks Street at 12:20 a.m. I was home for the first time since 8:30 a.m. last Thursday, when I departed Russell in the rain.
The drive was fine, but four hours at that late hour is going to be tiring, especially after the emotional day I had. I stopped at McDonald’s in Junction City for late night food, because I felt it would help me make the final 112 miles, and it did.
Brazil is into the semifinals of the World Cup, but the host nation is now a huge underdog to Germany Tuesday. Germany would have been the favorite regardless, but now Brazil faces even longer odds now that its leading scorer, Neymar, suffered a cracked vertebrae late in yesterday’s win over Colombia.
Juan Carlos Zuniga kneed Neymar in the back. Many think it was a clean challenge and it was simply unfortunate circumstances, a few in the Brazilian camp believe Zuniga intended to injure Neymar. Needless to say, Zuinga is public enemy No. 1 in Brazil right now.
As long as Zuinga doesn’t leave Colombia, he should be fine, unlike Andres Escobar, who was executed in 1994 upon orders from a drug kingpin after he scored an own goal in a loss to the United States.
Saturdays during the summer, especially when I’m home, are totally lazy. I have to struggle to stay awake sometimes. The only real action on Saturdays for me come in the fall with volleyball tournaments and an occasional football playoff game, and wrestling tournaments in the winter.