Bit early but the work sweeps for the Euros kicked off today. Office nerd developed a web-app that's actually pretty smart for it. Prizes are for Winner, most goals, fastest goal, fastest own goal, most yellow cards and fastest sending off.
I was second to pick and will be playing for the lower end prizes with Northern Ireland.
I bought the last two tickets in the Sweeps in a pub I frequent - one for me and one for a female friend from Belgium (who wasn't present). I got Switzerland. She got Belgium. I admit I tried to bribe the barman into letting me swap but he wasn't having any of that.
I got Northern Ireland. There were people who thought i'd drawn the short straw, but I was always quietly confident they may get out of the group. There were worse teams I could have had imo, and if I wasn't going to get one of the favourites i'm glad I got a British/Irish team anyway.
I've got a feeling this may be the year of the underdog... though it won't be Northern Ireland winning it.