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The Office Pool: Euro 2012 Style

07 June 9:44 am

The Office Pool: Euro 2012 Style

By Jeff Crandall

We're all soccerphyles in this office so the kickoff of Euro 2012 tomorrow has a lot of people excited. Having said that, most of us don't have a first-generation tie to any of the 16 teams that will play over the next month in Poland and Ukraine. 

The Solution? Do a European Championships office pool! Earlier this week, our own curtain raiser for Euro 2012 was held in the break room at Toyota Park where 16 members of staff drew at random the team they'll be pulling for beginning tomorrow.

Some of the draw results and reactions in photo form...

Chicago Fire Juniors Manager Brian Roberts, the Portuguese Leprechaun...

Marketing intern Mario Gonzalez offends Germans everywhere...

 

Communications Coordinator Eunice Kim smiles with her choice of Holland...

Director of First Team Operations Ron Stern pulls Poland...

Communications Director Brendan Hannan shouts, "ALLEZ LES BLEUS!"

Operations Specialist Erin Kwiatkowski doesn't seem pleased about her choice of Russia

Erin seems happy for Season Ticket Services Rep Neil Desmond's choice of Croatia

Director of Player Personnel Mike Jeffries pulls Greece... Frank Klopas rejoices!
 

With the last pick out of the hat, I drew co-hosting nation UKRAINE! Lets just say I'm hopeful the hosts can pull a Denmark '92 or Greece 2004.

The complete draw whipped up by our Creative Services Manager, Kayser dos Reis... Enjoy the Euros everyone!