7:13 am - Saturday - December 10th - GNHS - 41° F, 60% humidity, wind 5 mph out of the south by southeast....crystal clear, blue, sunny skies today with a forecast high of 67° F. On this date in 2019 TLE set up our small Christmas tree on the center console, just above our portable fireplace.....↴
.....we officially opened the office at 9 am while the quarter final game between Croatia and the Brazil was nearing its end, so we sat on the 'lido deck' watching it on the outdoor TV. With 10 minutes to go in regulation Brazil lead Croatia 1-0, but then Croatia scored a late goal with a couple of minutes to go in regulation to send the match into 'extra time', which is two 15 minute 'extra time' (overtime) periods played in full. No one scored in the two 15 minute 'extra time' periods, so it went to 'kicks from the mark', aka: penalty kicks to determine the winner. Croatia was the under dog in this match, but their goalkeeper managed to stop the first two kicks from the mark by Brazil, and Croatia went on to win 4-2 in 'kicks from the mark'.....an upset for the ages.....Brazil was the #1 seed going into the World Cup, and favored to win it all. I guess that is why they play the games, right?