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Top 10 World Cup observations

Updated: June 28, 2011, 4:37 PM ET
By Jaime Lowe

Top 10 observations from opening day of WWC2011:

1. The SBAHN, the UBAHN, and other BAHNS are all equally confusing trains with many stops and transfers.

2. Older German men who look like my Opa (i.e., black socks, brown sandals) will happily give a lost, jet-lagged stadium-bound journalist lengthy and animated directions … in German.

3. Those German directions will degenerate into wild gesticulation if you give the men a blank stare.

4. The ...

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