NY Times Headline on US-England
The NY Times headline today (story by Longman) is "Goalkeeper's Blunder Costs England a Victory." To which I reply, bullshit. That sounds like the blunder occurred in the last minute of the game. England had 86 minutes to score a second goal,. and they couldn't do it. The US had plenty of chances and cer... 14 Jun 2010 15:12
Stupid handball by the Serbian! Ghana get a gift ... 13 Jun 2010 12:46
Ghana - Yugoslavia [R]
Two matches on Sunday, both awful. Supposedly madskillz Serbian wingers can't trap a ball nor deliver a decent cross, Vidic looked every bit the limited thug I occasionally suspect that he is, Zigic is a bean pole that can't head, Ghana look better than their warm-up games suggested, but painfully short of ideas ... 13 Jun 2010 18:22
Quincy, are you scared of Ghana and Serbia?
They seem pretty good. ... 13 Jun 2010 11:39
Another possible solution to the vuvuzella problem!
How about persuading the spectators that sticking the damn things in their ears would allow them to hear the players on the pitch. The Rooney fans should love this. :-) ... 13 Jun 2010 11:39
Half of the WC difficulties--SOLVED!!
Station Robert Green outside the stadium for all ensuing games tasked with collecting zuzuelas. If he manages to collect at least half of them we will all have a better World Cup.:-) ... 13 Jun 2010 13:53
England-USA - some historical comments, etc.
The US goal was horrible (for England) but hardly unprecedented. Waldir Perez let in a very similar one against Russia for Brazil in 1982 on a much longer, weaker shot. That great team came back to win 2-1. The French keeper, whose name escapes me, also let one in that was just as bad against Germany early i... 14 Jun 2010 09:36
Predictions are absolutely silly, I know, but...
== Last 16 Argentina v Uruguay Korea v Mexico USA v Serbia Germany v England Netherlands v Paraguay Italy v Denmark Spain v Portugal Brazil v Chile == QuarterFinals Argentina v Korea Germany v USA Netherlands v Italy Spain v Brazil == SemiFinals Argentina v Germany Spain v Netherlands == F... 13 Jun 2010 02:58
World Cup 2010 Day Two
Benny said "will point to his role in England's opening goal his detractors, and there should be many, will point to his treacherous finishing." But Heskey is big and strong and he "demands attention" (why???) so since he's "perfect foil" and England has "nobody better whatsoever" Heskey's obviously the 2nd bes... 12 Jun 2010 21:34
Mixed Media: ESPN meets its goal for World Cup
http://www.buffalonews.com/2010/06/11/1079372/mixed-media-espn-meets-its-goal.html By Greg Connors NEWS STAFF REPORTER June 11, 2010, 10:30 PM / 4 comments Poor Dave O'Brien didn't know what hit him four years ago. O'Brien, a baseball announcer who does Red Sox games on radio, was asked by ESPN to give soccer... 12 Jun 2010 20:28