Latest posts by King Hippo (see all)
- Instant Hippo Thoughts – Week 14, 2019 Season – December 9, 2019
- Conference Title Saturday (and Lesser Matters) Open Thread – December 7, 2019
- Instant Hippo Thoughts – Week 13, 2019 Season – December 2, 2019
After penning an ode to Los Donkeyfuckers earlier this week, I had a bit of trepidation Googling “VICE news Chile” – alas, it doesn’t seem like La Roja are famously into boning livestock. I’m sure my college drinking buddy Rodrigo will be heartbroken.
Fun story about Rodrigo – at his 2nd wedding, they served pisco sours. At which point I realized that the pre-game/ticket campout beverage Rod “invented” as Rod’s Old-Fashioned Sour Patch Kids was all a lie. At one point in time, we also proudly proclaimed ourselves to be the two best drunk drivers in Wake County. There is nothing more frighteningly stupid than a college-aged American (or apparently, naturalized Chilean) male.
Anyway, what was I saying? Oh yeah, the VICE segment on Chile is about the explosion of HIV and how poorly the conservative Catholic culture is dealing with it. Like, that’s hardly funny at all ,, smh:
Best to focus on the Lesser Footy. Chile actually won back-to-back South American Euros titles in 2015 (home soil) and 2016 (Los Estados Unidos). That was seen as more or less the last bit of glory for the nation’s “golden generation” of footballers. Shit, they ain’t even qualify FOAR the Putin World Cup. Sad Hippo.
Former captain/Chilean keeper God Claudio Bravo is no longer even with the side. Most of the squad plays in the Chilean, Argentine, or Brasilian leagues. You really only have three dudes at “big” clubs, and they are all in their 30s (Arturo Vidal, Barca; Charles Aranguiz, Bayer Leverkusen; and Alexis Sanchez, Man United whipping boy) – dinosaur age in modern Lesser Footy.
Still, at +1000, they were worth a $10 Hippo punt, because fuck all the favoured sides. Bastard men, all. Some rapey-er, bitey-er, or MOAR racialist/Nazi-sympathizing than others. Also, I sometimes bet on Colo Colo (hee hee, silly name) or Huachapito (no idea, fuck you, YOU have a problem) domestically. This is all aprapos of nada, but I have shared anyway.
Shall we close with a proposed new himnio nacional? WE SHALL!
Yes, they perform this live, and it’s fucking amazing!