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World Cup 2010: This Is Where It All Begins

The first round of a World Cup tournament is a mere dress rehearsal for what we are about to experience. Starting today, this is where the World Cup begins. Where every game matters. Where teams will either live or die by the sword. During the first round, teams are often […]

England 1-0 Slovenia: Played Out In Lego Football

In what is becoming one of my most favorite series of viral videos this World Cup, here’s the next installment of Lego Football which features the highlights of England against Slovenia in beautiful stop-motion Lego graphics. And how good is it to see John Terry’s salmon-like dive across the box […]

ESPN World Cup Commentators: Progress Report Card

ESPN’s coverage of the 2010 World Cup has been spectacular. But if I must be honest, some of the commentators are beginning to get on my nerves. It’s normal, I guess – especially after you consider how many hours we’ve spent listening to these commentators since the tournament began on […]

New Updated ESPN "Power of 10" TV Spot for World Cup

A couple months before the World Cup, ESPN released a series of 4 TV ads in their “One Game Changes Everything” campaign. If you don’t remember the ads, there was “Robben Island”, “United”, “Power of 10″ and “Passion”, and they came out in that order separated by about two weeks. The ads […]

Why USA’s Algeria Win Was a Victory Against England

It’s incredible how one goal can make such a difference. With the game between Algeria and the United States still at nil-nil in the 90th minute Wednesday, the USA men’s national team was on the precipice of getting knocked out of the tournament. But the last-gasp winner by Landon Donovan […]

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Two Suggestions To Fix The Lifeless League Cup

The League Cup stinks. It’s superfluous and boring. It’s the FA Cup with neither the romance nor the tradition. It’s either meaningless adornment for big clubs or a delusion for teams not good enough to win a real trophy. Other countries have only one cup competition. The League Cup shows […]

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