Watch Greece Take On Germany Live (With The Same Winning Odds As Staying In Euro)

Tyler Durden's picture

And final score: Greece JA JA - Germany NEIN NEIN NEIN NEIN. Too bad the real Grexit doesn't have to be decided in 90 minutes.

Today's EURO 2012 quarter-final between the diminutive (in stature and in economic might) Greeks, who surprisingly made it to the knock-out rounds - 'giant-killing' Russia on the way, and the hulking football genii Germans, promises to be as packed with prowess as it is punch. Don't write Greece off too soon though as they won the whole thing in 2004, and we can only imagine there is more than a little 'payback' in mind as they walk onto the field today. While we assume the entertainment will be a little less comedic than Monty Python's famous Philosophy International between the two nations, it is must-see viewing if for nothing else to watch Frau Merkel's face as she ducks and weaves the crowd's abuse. Will there be a little friendly wager between Samaras and Merkel? Santorini perhaps in exchange for four-more-years?


GREECE - Sifakis, Torosidis, Tzavelas, Papastathopoulos, Papadopoulos, Maniatis,
Makos, Katsouranis, Samaras (we thought he was injured this morning?), Salpiggidis, Ninis (new boy).

GERMANY - Neuer, Boateng,
Lahm, Bastuber, Hummels, Khedira, Schweinsteiger, Ozil, Schurrle, Reus, Klose. Sitting the top 3 forwards?


Perhaps this William Banzai inspired vision will conjure some captions...


Monty Python's International Philosophy Football Match...


ESPN3's Slightly less entertaining Germany vs Greece EURO 2012 Quarter-Final (no embed so click here for link)...

Odds are that Germany wins 2-0 (with 33-to-1 odds on a 5-0 win) as the Greek defense won't cope with Klose first to score. For the long-shot the odds of a Greek win is 9-to-1 - about the same chance they have of staying in the Euro.

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veyron's picture

Germany will win.  Otherwise Greece won't get its bailout

Levadiakos's picture

Greece will destroy Germany. One way or another.

asteroids's picture

"Sometimes you are good, sometimes you are lucky, and sometimes you are Greek!"

sunaJ's picture




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Carl Spackler's picture

Monty Python:  German Philosophers (and Franz Beckenbauer) vs. Greek Philosophers in a football match was one of their most clever skits...with Confucius as the referee (Friedrich Nietzche booked for arguing!)

"and here comes Karl Marx on to the pitch, looking to add some life into the German side...well, I guess not"

In today's match, the only way Greece win is if a penalty kick is awarded, based on a missed call by the referee.

Germany have too much class on the pitch, today. 

But why they start Miroslav Klose is place of the younger but hot handed target man, Mario Gomez, is beyond me.


Drachma's picture

"Confucius say 'Name going in book.'"

old naughty's picture

Confucius says: "Karl Marx is too hyper for my country".

battle axe's picture

Come on Greece, do it for the Gipper......

LongSoupLine's picture

Germany has scored 4.
Greece is rumored to have scored 200.

AGuy's picture

Greece takes over Charlie Sheens old Twitter Account "#Winning"! Perhaps Greece will start a road show to raise money, then if that fails, Greeces starts a new TV series called "Bailout Managment"!




Robot Traders Mom's picture

I'm just glad I don't have to hear about the NBA for a while.

tarsubil's picture

You never have to hear about the NBA.

Robot Traders Mom's picture

Have you ever watched ESPN for more than 2 consecutive minutes?

francis_sawyer's picture

Is that the same as an MBS, a CDS, or a QE3?

Taught by central bankers to the Molombo Tribe...

XitSam's picture

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francis_sawyer's picture

I didn't downvote you... But I'm thinking that you missed BASS in there somewhere... Jeez ~ u were so close too... & of course  you obviously forgot to nominate the [INSERT GONG SOUND HERE] BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION...

AGuy's picture

"National Bald Association"

LongSoupLine's picture

No Brains Allowed
No Bird Anymore

fuu's picture

Could you confiscate the power cord to your son's pc please?

RyanW525's picture

This is the only way that Greece can dictate the terms and kick Germany out of the Euro...

Mercury's picture

Wait....what's this on the field?...the German team members are holding the defeated Greek players down on the field and stripping them of their gold jewelry...and pulling the fillings from their mouths....
Oh! the Eurocity!......We'll be right back after this commercial break...

More drinking/philosphy fun:

And, other Tyler Durdens in the news:

Aziz's picture

BBC commentator: "Let's hope we can put the politics aside for 90 minutes and concentrate on the football".


fuu's picture

Do Europeans bet on sports?

Aziz's picture

Yeah. Religiously. Germany are very heavy favourites.

magpie's picture

I believe France is wagering the 130 Billion Growth Pact and a two year ponzi extension.

Grimbert's picture

Paddy power is a popular bookmakers. I think these sites are banned in the USA.

here are the odds they are offering

Germany 9/4 

Spain 11/4

Portugal 5/1

England 8/1 

Italy 9/1

France 10/1

Greece 50/1 

You can bet on who scores, whether it's decided on penalties etc etc.




debtor of last resort's picture

That comes in 2013. Barroso against Lagarde in the "Austerity Arena" in Athens. There are allready plans to throw Van Rompuy in front of the lions, but maybe the Muppets will get him first.

Carl Spackler's picture

Do you Europeans bet on sports?

Maybe, you have never been to Europe or opened up a sports website in any European language.

They are gambling-aholics and especially with football.  It's all legal, of course.  In the UK and Ireland, they are also heavy gamblers with horse racing.

Greece's best opportunity to raise someextra cash to pay interest on their debt, in light of the slumping economy, is to bet heavily against themselves and then throw the match and collect the proceeds.

Sauk Leader's picture

I went to a pub in Dublin and there was a bunch of old guys with pairing sheets out watching Steeplechasing. I didn't even know they still did that!

ebworthen's picture

OMG - Monty Python, so funny.

That skit makes more sense and has more intelligence than the entire Euro debacle.

Art imitates life - and wins!

Dr. Engali's picture

Monty Python never gets old. However I don't thnk things will fare that well for Greece.

flying dutchmen's picture

germans could not get any tickets to the game.  Which worked out good since they all had the work and the Greeks had the day off..

MS7's picture

"Day off"-- Is that a euphemism for being unemployed? Amazing how many people have the "day off" when jobs are cut. It not only affects the people themselves but also businesses that depend on demand.

BLOTTO's picture

It was a fluke that Greece won in 2004... (beating Portugal twice)

Flukes are a very rare thing...i dont think it will happen a second time. German team is STACKED.

BUT - i am cheering for the Greeks.

Levadiakos's picture

Your logic is flawed but your heart is in the right place

The Swedish Chef's picture

It wasn´t a fluke, it was the result of deliberately playing extremly defensive soccer and it payed off. 

Joe A's picture

The coach at the time was a German...

Vegetius's picture

Bread and Circuses -

Somethings never change.  Time to bring back the Mob as well.

Quote time-  "The secret of happiness is freedom. The secret of freedom is courage". ---Thucydides

PicassoInActions's picture

I am suprised that nobody talks about the troika conditions of the game.

If Greece wins- Greek players are allowed to transfer their money to swiss bank.

If Greece lose - Greek players will have to start paying taxes.



Carl Spackler's picture

Do they know how to pay taxes or would a national educational effort first be required?

robertocarlos's picture

Greeks can pull an upset. I think they are doing a rope a dope.

q99x2's picture

That Monty Python video was the funniest I've seen in a while.

slewie the pi-rat's picture


an article that makes sense!

send tyler moMoney, BiChez!   [chart porn to follow]

frenchie's picture


without croats and polish the german team would be doodoo...