World Cuppage: Germany 4 - Argentina 0; A Blitzkrieg At the Amsterdam Tavern
|photos by Keegan Hamilton|
|How do you say "dominate" in German?|
Still, there were a few blue and white striped jerseys in the house and the trash talking between the two sides (until somewhere shortly after goal number three) was among the best of the tournament thus far. Here's a recap of the events/atmosphere that should take six minutes or less to read; in other words, about as long as it took the Germans to score against Diego Maradona's squad.
|Kevin is the guy on the right with his arms raise. He and the other German fans got to do a lot of this.|
-Best insult of the Germans by an Argentina fan: Random guy named Mike. By the end of the match, Mike earned the nickname "The Instigator." He wasn't so much an Argentina fan as a German provocateur. His best line was in reference to the fact that many of Germany's best players are immigrants from countries like Turkey, Poland and Russia. "The only thing Germany is good at," Mike said. "Is importing Pols that can score goals."
|Mike the instigator after a call that went against Argentina|
-Best insult of a bartender by a customer: One of the co-owners of the Amsterdam lives six months of the year in Germany working as a teacher and loves their national team nearly as much as the Americans. Regulars know this, and that lead to the following exchange:
Customer (referring to bartender's Argentina jersey): "What is wrong with you?"
Bartender (shrugging shoulders): "I got a $50 bet."
Customer: "You cheap whore!"
|Argentina fans celebrete a goal that wasn't. There were a lot of those too.|