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Achtung! Football Does a Flip-flop
Franz Lidz
June 24, 2002
As Americans revved up for a soccer showdown with Germany, the Germans were displaying their rabid passion for American football
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June 24, 2002

Achtung! Football Does A Flip-flop

As Americans revved up for a soccer showdown with Germany, the Germans were displaying their rabid passion for American football

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Salla didn't understand half of what was happening on the field, which was probably for the best. Still, whenever Martin overthrew a receiver, Salla warbled the refrain from Who Let the Dogs Out? loud enough to be heard in Heidelberg, if not Green Bay. And when Frankfurt finally crossed the 50-yard line midway through the second quarter, he tossed confetti in the air and crooned, "That's the way (uh-huh, uh-huh) I like it."

He took Frankfurt's 3-0 loss—a soccer score if ever there was one—with good-natured sportsmanship. "I go to Galaxy games to join the party and have a good time," said Munich college student Florian Ratzinger. "It's something you can do with your girlfriend without getting beat up."

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