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The Unraveling

    Everyone’s asking what happened to Spain. My answer: not much. I think they are about as good as they were four years ago. Why the crash out? Primarily luck. I know you aren’t liking this and I look … Continue reading

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The Deuce is Loose in Manaus

The draw for our national team in the 2014 World Cup came out last Friday, and people are saying it will be harder to get out of Group G than the Red Wedding. JUNE 16: United States vs. Ghana in Natal. … Continue reading

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Hope Solo – the Hero’s Voyage

Act III: Rise of the Phoenix and Media figure When we left our hero, she had reached bottom: her father dead, her team beaten while she was benched, and her teammates shunning her for speaking her mind to the press. … Continue reading

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Everything that others see, really, is what my parents have taught me.

Character can be all about the counter-intuitive act. At the Super Bowl, audiences see a small tradition unfold at the end, when a star from the winning team appears on camera and he is asked what he plans to do … Continue reading

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Will he stay or will he go now?

From the NYT: BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) – Diego Maradona could decide his future on Wednesday when he is expected to meet Argentine Football Association (AFA) president Julio Grondona. What do you think he’ll do? Take the poll.

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“If all the year were playing holidays, to sport would be as tedious as to work.”

What is happening to our beloved World Cup? Typical second game behavior. Teams are past the lid-lifter, and  teams that lost know they must win the second game. Fair Play goes out the window as teams are playing for their … Continue reading

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