My Euro 2012 Bet With Il Duce (I'm With Germany)

soccerThose of you with good memories will remember the story of Il Duce. The rest of you will need to read this.

Essentially, Il Duce has been commenting on this blog for years, taking great delight in "busting my balls". Then, I met him in person and he was the nicest guy. There are two Il Duces, and the ball busting one has a bet with me for this afternoon's Euro 2012 semi-final between Germany and Italy.

I'll bet you know which sides we've taken. Il Duce, @LasagnaKing on Twitter, has Italy. I'm going with the country I spent a week in earlier this year, Germany.

I love lasagna, especially Palma Pasta lasagna. Go Germany!

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Il Duce

....And another thing, start preparing your blog post for an Italy win. The second the game is over your blog support for the Azzurri needs to be up.

June 28, 2012 @ 11:03 AM

Toronto Mike Verified as the defacto Toronto Mike

@Il Duce

And when exactly does the lasagna arrive?

Don't forget the buns!

June 28, 2012 @ 11:07 AM

Mississauga Phil

Don't worry mike, one of the Germans will sneeze on Italy's star player, he will then drop to the ground clutching his knee like someone just shot him, and Germany will score!!

Soccer players are the biggest divers/drama queens in the world of sports.

June 28, 2012 @ 11:50 AM


Toronto Mike, after you lose your bet today use #forzaitalia and #forzazzurri on Twitter to praise Italy. Also #forzaBuffon for your new favourite goalkeeper. THEN- go outside and yell ITALIA PER SEMPRE!

June 28, 2012 @ 12:40 PM

Toronto Mike Verified as the defacto Toronto Mike

You can put "chicken" in front of any Italian player's name and he sounds like a meal. Chicken Buffon, Chicken Balzaretti, Chicken de Rossi.

Stolen from

June 28, 2012 @ 12:45 PM


@TO Mike Meals that would be DELICIOUS, because Italian food is the best! Maybe someone will cook you a Chicken Pirlo to cheer you up after Italy beats Germany. Buon appetito!
Forza Azzurri!

June 28, 2012 @ 1:02 PM

Toronto Mike Verified as the defacto Toronto Mike


I agree, Italian food is the best. But Germany's still winning today.


June 28, 2012 @ 1:05 PM


Oh please, Germany win!

Now that the Portuguese are out, Italy's the only remaining team with fans that will cause chaos throughout the city.

June 28, 2012 @ 1:28 PM

Mississauga Phil

Italian Food = Yummy!!!

Italian Soccer = Diving....get the magic water quick!!!

June 28, 2012 @ 1:35 PM


LOL! Eat your words morons! (pardon the pun)

June 29, 2012 @ 6:38 AM

Mississauga Phil

I never said Italy wouldn't win, I just said soccer players are a bunch of diving pansies.....

June 29, 2012 @ 8:11 AM


why can't straight persons have a pride parade too?

July 1, 2012 @ 11:14 PM


I am proud and so many others are proud to be straight!!!

July 1, 2012 @ 11:16 PM

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