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10 Best Things About The World Cup, 12 Things That Suck

10 Best Things About The World Cup, 12 Things That Suck

The World Cup is over. Four wonderful weeks have come to a close. Congrats to Germany on their stellar win in extra time against Argentina. Im happy for you. But Ill sure miss watching soccer games everyday. Heres the best of the last four weeks: 1) The fabulous football of course, multiple times a day, everyday. 2) Goals, glorious goals. None more…

Oh Its OnA World Cup Final Of Germany and Argentina

Oh It’s On…A World Cup Final Of Germany and Argentina

Well, its on again. Rematch number three for Germany and Argentina. Did I mention July 8 was an omen. 1986 was a 3-2 Argentina win while the Germans were victorious 1-0 in the 1990 World Cup. Can Germany do what no other European country has ever done and hoist a World Cup trophy on South American soil? Will Brazils neighbors embarrass and humiliate them even further…

Argentina, Brasil, Germany, the Netherlands. Final Four

Argentina, Brasil, Germany, the Netherlands. Final Four

Argentina, Brasil, Germany, the Netherlands. Final four. Was there ever a question? I think not. Although each team faces challenges as they head to the semi-finals. Would we want it any other way? Signs that Argentina is more than a one man show and is perhaps gaining momentumsomeone not named Messi scored the winner against Belgium. Higuain recovered a deflection in the…

Netherlands, Costa Rica, France And Germany On To The Quarter-finals

Netherlands, Costa Rica, France And Germany On To The Quarter-finals

Netherlands vs. Mexico The Dutch finally found the sweet spot in the heat of Fortaleza 40 minutes after Mexico went in front in the 48th minute. Giovanni Dos Santos gave El Tri the dream lead shortly after the half with a blistering shot to the corner. But the men in orange never lost composure. Klaas Jan Huntelaar entered the match in the 75th…

Luis Suarez: A Biter Not A Butt-er

Luis Suarez: A Biter Not A Butt-er

Weve seen Pepe head-butt Thomas Muller and Cameroonian Benoit Assou-Ekotto head-butt his own team-mate. (Although the prototype of head-butts is credited to Zinedine Zidane in the 2006 World Cup, it was actually not the first. That distinct honor goes to a no-name Argentinian soccer player in 1998). But who needs a pedestrian head-butt when teeth express anger so much better. It was just…

USA vs. Portugal

USA vs. Portugal

I’ve been heartbroken and sullen for two days, (we should have won that game) which does nothing for my pursuit of centenarianism. I need to stop the lamenting and finger-pointing. Carrying a grudge against Michael Bradley will do nothing for my karma. Typically, I’m a “glass half full” kind of gal. Time to move on. Let’s focus on beating the…