...We're looking for a good time. The World Cup starts this week! OK, so there is no activity between the draw on Friday and the first game 190 days later, but still, it's officially a start. JotR loves a draw. Every modern draw in sport takes the same format: ridiculously extended in nature and incredibly slick, yet slightly awkward.
In the old days - sometime before around 1984 - draws would take place, taking out only a few minutes of everyone's day, as two senior football administrators would pull out balls from a velvet bag with a minimum of fanfare. Those were less sophisticated times compared to the fussier draws of today, which now also features the frustration at the needless complexity and length it takes to complete the task. Apart from also having an audience of celebrities, the nearest equivalent in real life would be the endless hurdles encountered when ringing any call centre with a simple query. If it was the Fifa call centre, JotR would expect to face an ever changing menu system to navigate through before Pele, Zinedine Zidane and Franz Beckenbauer combine together to answer the query in a polite, but slightly stilted and overlong manner. Much like that analogy.