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Thank You, Steve

It’s really not the iPads or iPods or even my dearly beloved Mac. It’s that way of doing things because somehow he was sure he was right. Only geniuses can get away with that and this was a genius. I have admired him for the last 27 years. There is too much laziness and small-mindedness [...]

There’s A Storm Front Coming

I’m hunkered down in my living room in a midrise condo building watching the Valerie Plame movie Fair Game. I’m hoping the power doesn’t die, they’re saying it could take days to get it back. Days?! What will I do without my Internet? So I’m charging my portable devices and planning to use them in [...]

The Video I’ve Been Looking For

Univision played this after the last match and I wished as I watched it that I could keep it because it was the best, most fitting ending to the best thing in sports. Finally, someone posted it on YouTube. Too bad the still is of the Dutch John Barrymore.

Saying Goodbye to the World

Is it really over? How can early morning games not be there? What will I do now that I’m not burning my eyes out on a TV screen or a computer screen watching games, replays, reading up on everyone. How cruel that it’s only every four years, but it means more because it is. The [...]

And Then There Were Four

What a set of quarterfinal games! Intrigue, excitement, last-minute dives, saves, and general madness and mayhem. This is why the World Cup is the greatest sports event on earth. It’s getting heart-breaking, though. In the two days between the last of the group games leading into the quarterfinals, I had dozens of conversations about all [...]

The End of The Group Stage

At the end of two weeks of mad play, the end of the group stage is here and now for a quick rest before the first of the knockout games begin. And they’re not beginning in a timid way at all. It’s USA v. Ghana in a rematch of four years ago. Hopefully, the result [...]

Things That Make Me Happy To Be Here

I originally saw this story on ESPN.com but a recent Google search found this link instead. It doesn’t matter. What matters is the following quote regarding the World Cup: “We don’t want our people to be preoccupied with seminude, crazy men jumping up and down who are chasing an inflated object,” said Sheik Mohamed Osman [...]

Doug From Louisiana Gets It Right

I found this is the comment section of an OpEd piece in the New York Times: There are three reasons soccer isn’t as popular as football, basketball or baseball in the States: First, it’s not an originally American game; it was invented in Europe. Secondly, it’s not a good T.V. sport. Even with pregame, a [...]

Take It On The Chin

By now, I’m sure everyone everywhere who has been following the World Cup has heard about the Call Made Yet Not at the end of the USA vs. Slovenia match. While commentators seem to universally agree it was a botched refereeing job and fans are howling at the moon with rage and feeling robbed, I [...]

Messi-ah

I watched a game today of which I already knew the result. It was the first time I have ever done that.

Let’s Play | Jugemos | Giochiamo

It started yesterday with host South Africa scoring the first goal against Mexico. The second game was The Team I Hate The Most vs. Uruguay with no one scoring. It’s the World Cup. The entire world is watching… except for the fat spoiled Americans who need instant gratification. I had a conversation with a coworker [...]

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