I really enjoyed this article.
Posted with permission via HereComeTheYanks.com 1776...a group of colonies walked away from the British, effectively starting a war that ended in the defeat of the mighty Brits.
With 32 countries, comes 32 different ways to verbally defile your mom. Watch out Rooney, FIFA is cracking down on your dirty mouth. Sure, a British official could catch his dirty mouth, but Saturday's England-US game was officiated by a Brazilian.
Still didn't top Diego Maradona in the categories of "Political Relevance" and "The second goal was even better." And I'd love to know what the ref told Luis Fabiano after he scored. What's that cynical grin?
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Holy Trinity important.
The greatest tournament of the world is coming up this week and, let's be honest here, I am very excited.
Posted with permission via HereComeTheYanks.com I will get this out of the way early and then not mention it again...the referee for the USA vs. Slovenia game was awful. He missed key plays and called back the goal that would have sent the USA to victory. Nothing he did was good...as evidenced by FIFA's (supposed) forthcoming grade of a "poor performance" and relief of all further World Cup center refereeing duties. He was horrible, and cost us the win...for the most part.
How can you not love David Beckham, Snoop Dogg and Daft Punk all in the classic cantina scene?
Make sure to click through for some bad-ass Flash-based World Cup explorer. I'm not sure whether something like this was available for the last world cup, all I know is that I'll be using that site quite a bit.
Forget the millionaire superstars from soccer’s biggest teams. It is the tournament referees who are the World Cup’s most coddled and protected species...
This is a good source of info for early 3D adopters. Not it!
Posted with permission via HereComeTheYanks.com The pre-tournament friendlies are over. The training camp in Pretoria, South Africa, has become their home. They are tweeting and answering interviewers with the same general statement...Training camp has gone extremely well, everyone is healthy, and they're ready for England.
One of the funniest skits about soccer. In case you haven't seen.
Cool infographic about the history of improvements in ball and shoe design across the world cup years.
Interesting read, if not too sensationalist and bait for needless thought.
Home Advantage is a mythical beast which fans and commentators alike keep bringing up every single match.
RATINGS RAT RACE: It's World Cup Fever With ESPN & Univision Viewing Records
It's not too late to setup a bracket with your friends, you can just do it for the next round. Yahoo does a good job of managing points and picks and that way no one has to print brackets out! Very easy. Check it.
Something not mentioned in the article is the amount of money the foreign coaches make compared to local salaries.
14 different salads? Are you kidding me?
A great inspirational video that riles the masses and creates huge expectations. After watching this, I want to run out in the streets and yell GOOOOOOOOOOOLLLL
day-to-day. hopefully he can put a brace on it and play at 100%.
This should finally explain how to play a vuvuzela properly.
If you're lucky enough to be in South Africa for the World Cup, check out this blog post for a great list of things to do and check out while you're there. What would you do?
You know how it is. A huge world class event comes to your town, World Cup for example, and all of a sudden everything is changed. TVs are on everywhere, tourists are pouring into your city and roads are packed with raving football fanatics. Road rules are bent and twisted in every way imaginable and all of a sudden those 5-seaters gain the capacity of city buses. People are sticking out of all car openings, music blasting and all. While this type of atmosphere is uber-exciting, you still hav...
What are they thinking?
Coach Bob Bradley Confirms Jozy is Fit to Start USA v England Match Jozy Altidore is back in the starting eleven for US. After his ankle injury last week, it appears he is OK.
Though cynical, I agree with most items in this article.
I guess it takes the designer to explain, but it's the altitude that's affecting the unpredictable movement on the ball, not the ball itself. Defending himself, he says the ball's been around since December and no one's complained until now. I know it's a problem in Jo'Burg and Nelspruit (highest venue in WC history). But Cape Town's at sea level, does anyone know if the problem exists there?
This made me laugh.
This is a weird article. What about the other teams?
An interesting look at external factors that influence the players during the World Cup. I'm definitely getting this book!
This is the best source for this video I've found. It's a great commercial and it gets us really pumped for the upcoming