Greece, Sam

Greece, Sam. Marcil/De Maisonneuve, Montreal, 2011

Why Greece? I asked.

“My family is Greek and I got the shirt when I visited Greece after they had won European Championship.”

Yes, Greece’d won the Euro, still hard to believe it. No matter what tactics they used to get there, not always a joy to watch, it is an admirable thing. Sam is a great kid, born in Montreal, but proudly shares his origins. He’s been a frequent guest in our home, a great company. Grčka (Greece, as it is called in Bosnian/Serbian/Croatian) appears even more mythical when called in one of these South Slavic languages. Go Grčka!


29 thoughts on “Greece, Sam

  1. Ahh football….and by football I mean the sport most deserving of the name. Wish it would take more of a hold in the U.S. outside of World Cup years when those who couldn’t tell you the difference between a throw-in and a P.K suddenly become soccer enthusiasts….. us soccer players and devout fans are still the oddballs in the U.S. sport world.

    Great photograph!

    1. 🙂 Thank you for 40mil… which we forwarded to Sunderland and Blackpool for, what were there names… Henderson and Adamson, also, just as Torres, both of them joy to watch.

  2. “Yes, Greece’d won the Euro, still hard to believe it. No matter what tactics they used to get there, not always a joy to watch, it is an admirable thing.”

    My sentiments *exactly*… It’s still hard to believe! Euro 04 was the first that I followed seriously, and that’s what happened. Greece beat Portugal… in Portugal. Isn’t that against a law in the universe?
    On the other hand, I remember thinking “if Greece could win Euro, then anything is possible!!” And that made for decent motivation for a while 🙂

  3. hi,

    A cool blog idea and a nice pic but what does Bosnian/Serbian/Croatian have to do with Greece and its pronunciation?
    In Greece we speak Greek and the country is called Hellas (with a silent H) in Greek.

    thank you.

    1. NC… Because those are the languages I speak, we say Grčka when talking about your country… I simply love the way it sounds! Thank you for your comment!

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