Spain defeated Germany in the Euro 2008 finals 1-0. We had a full house at Shultzy's enjoying the game on all five TVs, and we even had a few soccer-oblivious fans enjoying a sunny afternoon on the back patio. It was a fun crowd -- you should have been here if you weren't. And, we even had Weihenstephan Original Lager and Hale's Kölsch Summer Ale to enjoy during the game.
I also want to congratulate Shultzy's Euro 2008 Pick 'Em Contest Winner, Carl. He finished in first place with 36.5 points and correctly picked 21 of 28 games (3 were ties, so everyone/no one picked them correctly). Wow! Very impressive. For his victory, Carl wins a pair of 1/2 liter German Beer Mugs, a Shultzy's baseball hat, and a Shultzy's T-Shirt. I hope Carl comes to claim his prizes since I think he lives up in British Columbia -- I'll also personally buy him a beer if/when he comes by.
Miroslav finished second with 34.5 points; he missed more of the round robin games, but he nailed the semifinals and final. He lives even further away than Carl, but if he makes his way to Shultzy's, there's a T-Shirt and 1/2 liter German beer mug waiting for him. And finally, in third, from parts unknown, is Denis with 33.5 points. Denis actually picked more games correctly than Miroslav, but Miroslav got them right when they counted the most. Denis has a 1/2 liter German beer mug waiting for him if/when he comes into Shultzy's.
Carl, Miroslav, and Denis: e-mail me at email@example.com if/when you're planning to come in and collect your prizes, so I can alert the staff to be looking out for you. Congratulations again! And if you're too far away to come in, at least you have bragging rights over all your friends (and the staff at Shultzy's who didn't come close -- Doug the bartender was our best finisher in a tie for 5th).