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REFEREE! (World Cup Braindump #1)

Brazil supporters watching their World Cup match against Croatia

And so the World Cup begins. An interesting start.

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My life in World Cups

The first World Cup I was around for was in 1982, however I was too young at the time to remember it now. However, once I was old enough to get into football I soon picked up the key elements – Harald Schumacher’s horrendous foul on Patrick Battiston, Marco Tardelli’s goal celebration in the final, Algeria being the big surprise of the tournament, West Germany and Austria conspiring to play out a result that benefited both teams, a second group stage… Read the rest of this entry »

Coming back to the baseball (after the All-Star break and other distractions)

Tim Lincecum of the San Francisco GiantsBaseball returned last night after its annual All-Star break. And I returned to baseball this morning, after all that World Cup madness squeezed it out for a month or so.

Baseball, perhaps more than any other sport, marks the passing of time particularly strongly, from the hope of Spring Training to the play-offs marking a year near its end. The All-Star break symbolically marks the season at its halfway mark, and there is something rather sad about that. Is summer already on its way out – even though it is only July? Are we really so close to those cold days with no sun and no baseball? Read the rest of this entry »

World Cup 2010 Final Thoughts (World Cup Braindump #14)

Well, that was that then. No more World Cup for four whole years. I wonder where we’ll all be then? What we’ll be doing? It’s kind of easy to track life in World Cups, but it makes it go awful fast. But before I get too philosophical, here are my final thoughts… Read the rest of this entry »

Holland versus Spain: A preview of sorts (World Cup Braindump #13)

Not long to go now until the 2010 World Cup Final – Holland versus Spain. I’m rather chuffed that I had backed both sides prior to the tournament, and stand to make a little money no matter who wins. But beyond that, and more importantly, I’m looking forward to what should be a fascinating game. Read the rest of this entry »