It's amazing what a good night's rest can do for you especially when you have to be in to work a little earlier than normal.
Today is the last early game at Soccer City! There will continue to be matches at the stadium just down the road from us but they will be in the late afternoon or evening. Why is this important? Because we have to get here early on match days just to avoid the traffic and gridlock.
Typically, on a no game day, we get to the IBC in around 17 minutes. Today we left two hours earlier than normal and it took roughly 35 minutes. The joys of travel!
There was a birthday party at the hotel last night and the studio crew arrived at the hotel around 1:30 AM. I went straight to bed after I discovered the internet wasn't functioning (no checking email when the wireless is down).
It was great! A full night's sleep and I'm ready to go.
Picks for today include: Argentina beats Korea, Nigeria over Greece, and Mexico wins over France!!