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Ciao Germany

Germany is out and Michael Davies is in bliss. There will be no Germany or Brazil in the World Cup final for the first time since 1978.

Updated: July 8, 2006, 4:31 PM ET
By Michael Davies | Special to Page 2

Bridgehampton, New York, July 4, 6:10 p.m. Sometimes, when watching football between two teams I care for notsomuch, I just sit back and wait for my rooting interest to develop. Perhaps one player, one coach, one move will attract my admiration or scorn. It took about two minutes and 15 seconds and three shots for me to completely forgive Italy for their shocking and violent display against the United States. One shot of Tim Borowski ardently singing the national anthem with all that ...

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