World Cup 2006

So it’s been a while since I’ve written anything here and I can’t say I’ve got a good reason…..but the World Cup season is upon is here in the Plateau and Mile-End districts, and it’s as good a time for me to start writing about something. So here it goes…

For the 12 years I lived on the Main just below Rachel, I managed to experience 3 World Cups and always loved that I lived in Montreal’s soccer central. There’s just nothing like a World Cup tournament in this part of the city. There’s every nationality under the sun which means it’s always fun to watch a match. This tournament marks the first time I’ll be spending my time in the Mile-End instead of the lower Plateau, and things are off to a great start. The Germany v. Costa Rica match is the best opening match I’ve ever seen, even surpassing the Scotland v. Brazil match of 1998.

This edition’s HQ will be Cafe Olympico on St. Viateur. They’ve got a great setup for smokers and non-smokers alike, with a completely covered terasse area and a decent T.V. Inside, they’ve added a projection screen to their already substantial collection of TVs. So I’m set up! I can enjoy the best coffee in town with a smoke while watching the world’s greatest sporting spectacle.