Sunday, July 09, 2006

Football fever at the National Assemblee


Today is the big day: the world cup final (France vs Italy, in case you missed that!). Now everything revolves around football in France and even the politicians have to show their support. On the parliament (Assemblée Nationale) they installed this huge banner. The Paris mayor did the same on the town hall and has also devoted the 170 electronic billboards to the support of the French team. Thus, until Sunday 6 PM GMT, anybody can go to this address and write a 7 line x 18 character long message to support Les Bleus. This message will then appear for 10 seconds on the 170 billboards of Paris! Try it...

42 comments:

  1. Bonjour et merci bien pour le lien vers le site de Paris. J'y vais de ce pas.
    L'ambiance était déjà bonne lors de France - Portugal, je souhaite qu'elle le soit tout autant ce soir.
    Un aperçu de l'ambiance au Stade Jean Bouin à Paris lors de la diffusion du match France Portugal :
    http://picasaweb.google.com/louchart/FrancePortugal

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  2. What a cool idea! And I think it's awesome how much support is being shown for the team!

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  3. I saw a French flag on a truck here in Sydney today. I guess we have more people of Italian descent. Those Australians still begrudgign the Italy win over Australia will be supporting France though! Me? I'm torn - Italian Australian ho loves France. I'll be happy either way...

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  4. Thanks for your previous post on the fourth. While I always enjoy a big party, I felt there was less to celebrate this year. The political climate leaves many of us questioning where the USA is going....perhaps I will be moving to France soon! ;)

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  5. Whatever the winner is, Europe has already won.
    Specialists say the match shouldn't be very interesting, as both teams might play defensive.
    But the suspens remains there...

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  6. Oh, thank you, Eric for the address! I posted my good wishes for the Blues.

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  7. Vive Les Bleus! I'm not a supporter of the French team but I don't want Italy to win either ;)

    Thank you for your comment on KLDP. It meant a lot that you dropped by and left a comment. Have a great Sunday!

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  8. I can't wait to see the game, I hope France wins :)

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  9. that's a big present to give the french team!

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  10. vive la france! I'm soo excited to see the game!

    apparently the french embassy in washington DC is having a big party and I am trying to get in....we'll see....

    eric, please document the aftermath of the victory (because we WILL win)

    :-)

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  11. I'm another San Diegan for France! I love the electronic billboard idea.

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  12. World Cup fever is running high in Réal. Great idea for the electronic billboard. I just filled in 'We support the French team, from Scotman Wilf and his French wife Ghislaine. From the Tarn (81) Allez les Bleus.'

    So if anybody in Paris happens to see our 10 second slot let us know. Yea I know it is a slim chance.

    Great info Eric.

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  13. thanks for the address, Eric !!

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  14. I hope the French football team repeats Amelie's performance yesterday at Wimbledon to win you the second trophy in two day's time.

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  15. Vive la France! I am a new visitor ... and very much enjoying your posts Eric.

    Je vous envoie mes bien amicales pensées. Deborah

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  16. Good luck for today!!! My money is on France :-)

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  17. Great banner, it looks like a lady in a dress with stretched hands.
    Good luck.

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  18. Both the French and the Italians in NYC are having big game watching parties, all over town but the main one for the French in midtown and the main one for the Italians in Little Italy - though there is a French restaurant throwing a party today on the same block as one of the main Italian sports bar parties, the police are closing off the block and making a presence, I am not kidding you...Routing for the French but of course we have so many people here who are Italian and they are getting ready to party too...
    L

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  19. Two winners of this World Cup, I think. Whoever wins the match today, and Germany.

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  20. Good luck, France! I'm rooting for you!

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  21. La Grèce souhaite à l'équipe de la France, de bonne chance et de bon succès!
    Ce soir nous sommes tous français !

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  22. Bonne chance à l'équipe française! Je viens de passer trois jours à Lille où tout le monde était transportée de joie mercredi à la victoire dans la demi-finale.

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  23. Ah, les gens du nord... :)

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  24. Carton rouge pour Zizou!!!
    NON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  25. Unbelievable red card for Zidane! Can't argue with the referee though! Bad way to retire and lose the match. Paris will be depressed tomorrow for sure!

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  26. Allez le Bleu... The Italians of course...

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  27. Zidane will be depressed! He probably never even saw it coming... Talk about "sur un coup de tête"

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  28. aj quel coup du tête et ça pour son dernier match... désolé les bleus, ...
    j'espère que Zidane a fait du bien pour lui meme, et que l'italien a dis qqch tràs bête, parce que c'est deja stupide d'etre agressive, mais saurait coplètement stupide si c'etait pour rien!
    allé mes félécitations a l'Italie, et mes regrets a France, mhhmhh

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  29. Ah Zizou! C'était la pire des sorties...

    It was a great game, though.

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  30. Thanks everybody. I really feel sad tonight (I know it's really stupid, it's only game) and even more from Zidane who did this stupid thing toward the Italian player.

    Like Buzzgirl said "c'était la pire des sorties".

    Let's move on.

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  31. My guess... that banner had not much to do with the 9th of July and some more with the 14th. But, it's only a guess...

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  32. Monsieur jean, you're right. The banner is still there and I am writing this on July 12. (But the other banner 'allez la France') is gone now).

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  33. Ouais. c'est bien triste tout ca. mais bon, c'est comme ca. de toutes facons, il est evident que les italiens avaient paye l'arbitre (c'est le seul moyen qu'ils ont pour gagner, en suce de faire du chiqué ou insulter les autres joueurs).

    Et d'ailleurs, ou sont les photos de zizou, la couverture du crillon, les champs elysees avec la foule en pleurs ?

    On aurait aussi bien vu la foule en delire, le soir de la victoire en semi-finale. moi j'ai marche sur le boulevard, de villiers a stalingrad, a 1h du mate. et je peux te dire que c'etait bien animé...

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  34. Have you ever think that the banner could be for the National day?

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  35. I'm impressed with your site, very nice graphics!
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