Monday, March 14, 2005

New Season Starts

Yesterday Anja Paerson nearly allowed herself to lose World Ski Cup to Janica Kostelić (Janica Kostelic) in the final event.

Today good citizens of Split were, for the first time this year, able to watch some of the ladies walking in miny-skirts.

All this means that the winter is coming to an end and that spring is coming.

While poets like spring, people in this part of the world learned to await spring with great apprehension and anxiety. Historical experience shows that whenever something very bad is about to happen, it usually starts in spring.

This year a little taste of things to come were provided by the fans of Zagreb and Partizan Belgrade – Croatian and Serbian handball team who were competing for Champions League semin-final. Needless to say, the fan base of both clubs is identical to the fan base of soccer clubs Dinamo Zagreb and Partizan Belgrade, which means that the two games are opportunity for Bad Blue Boys and Grobari to engage in their own sort of contest, for which there had been little opportunity since 1991.

Needless to say, yesterday Zagreb fans rose to the occasion, resulting with injuries, smashed vehicles and almost certain and even more spectacular retaliation whenever Croatian team appears in Belgrade. The game itself, of course, won’t be remembered, despite Zagreb victory. What is going to be remembered that the hall admitted at least few thousands people over their official capacity and that all of them used the opportunity to carry pictures of Ante Gotovina few days before what once had been branded Croatian E-Day.


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