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Spain Wins Its First-Ever World Cup Championship

July 11, 2010

Spain defeated the Netherlands (or the “Neverlands” since they are 0-3 in WC finals) in a plodding 1-0 match which had to go into in extra time.  Here are some highlights: I have to be honest on this one — the game sucked.  It’s once again pretty evident why professional soccer is not going to [...]

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USA Exits World Cup in 2-1 Loss to Ghana

June 26, 2010

Yup, you read it — Ghana! Losing in extra-time 2-1 to Ghana (?!), the United States’ brief quadrennial flirtation with that dirty third-world sport we call soccer will soon wane until the 2014 World Cup, or until the Ladies can win some gold in the 2012 Olympic Summer Games (one of the members of the [...]

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USA Robbed at World Cup

June 19, 2010

It’s been a tough week for sports in my world.  The Celtics…ugh.  It’s not that they lost a close Game 7 of the NBA Finals — it’s that they lost to the Lakers in Game 7 of the NBA Finals!  I don’t want to talk about it. In other news, the buzz around work is [...]

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Let’s Party Like Its 1776: USA vs. England at the World Cup

June 12, 2010

The 2010 World Cup kicked off yesterday in South Africa, but today is the day we here in America start to really follow the event.  Later today, our United States national team begins its World Cup campaign against our transatlantic cousins from England.  The English are as always fired up about their team, and I’m [...]

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Ireland Gets Screwed at World Cup Qualifier

November 18, 2009

You may not know much about soccer, but one thing I think we all know is that you’re not supposed to touch to ball with your hands, unless you’re the goalie. Here’s what happened to Ireland today in their qualifying match against France: Not cool… ou pas bon! (pardon my French)

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