• Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Kinda like this picture because it's shiny!!!

It takes about an hour and 22 minutes and costs about 20 Euros to go from Paris to Brussels on the high speed bullet train. Just about the time to decide which country, France or Belgium, will move to the World Cup Final on Sunday. If you're interested in history, this will be the 74th match between these neighbors, with Belgium winning 30, France 24 and 19 draws. The Belgians are calling this group of players the 'Golden Generation,' and while they have not won any significant hardware, the Red Devils are unbeaten in their last 24 games, with 19 Ws and 5 draws. However, the French are also on quite a roll, or dare we say croissant. Les Bleus have not lost a game since the end of March, posting 7 Ws and 2 draws. France has a world class trio that will scare the shin guards off of anyone with Kylian Mbappe, Paul Pogba and Antoine Griezmann. But the Belgians can match that with Romelu Lokaku, Eden Hazard and Kevin De Bruyne. Man o man, star power everywhere. Which makes it kinda tough to pick a winner. So, we'll drop some love on the draw, and then put a few pennies on a 3-2 final both ways. France winning 3-2 would return 35/1 and Belgium winning 3-2 would return 40/1. Gonna drop half a Benjamin on each.