I hope none of you depend upon me when placing your wagers.
If so, you'd have really been in trouble for any World Cup betting.
In last week's column, I blithely selected Brazil to top the Netherlands in the finale.
When you read that, you might have thought, "What a dummkopf! Those two teams didn't even make the finals."
You may have especially thought that if you are from Germany, the country that actually won the crown.