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After 30 days and 64 matches, World Cup 2014 has come to a close. As World Cups go, this one was messy to be sure. Favorites fell. Records were set. Brazil wasn’t as ready as it could have been. But all in all it was a good tournament, and now the long road to 2018… read more

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Luis Suarez is a thug and needs to be permanently banned from the sport of football. I know my voice is just one amongst many today, but this has simply gone on for too long now. Luis Suarez has a long record of rules infractions, and yet no matter how many times he is slapped… read more

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Sports

June 7 2014

World Cup 2014

Can you feel it? That electricity in the air? That almost palpable sense of the world holding a collective breath as we all wait for that first whistle to be blown? It’s World Cup time folks. The first time I actively remember paying any attention to football (deal with it Americans, that’s its name, that’s… read more

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The NFL is pondering the possibility of launching an expansion team in London, England, and will be testing the idea with three regular season games hosted in the city this year. This is actually the eighth year the NFL has played games in London. In 2013 it was expanded to two games and this year… read more

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On Wednesday Nov. 28, 2012 I was able to attend my third Manchester United match … and come to hate late people even more. After a delightful pre-game evening in the Europa Suite – read: Too blasted expensive – we went out to our seats and settled in for the match against West Ham. The… read more

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The main thrust for this trip was two Manchester United matches. One down, one to go. As I said after last year’s game, I didn’t know if I would ever get this chance again, but things luckily worked out. Luckily it was a better result that last year where we ended up in a 1… read more

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It appears I should have waited until NBC was totally done with the Olympics before I ranted as it found ways to make things even worse. As the final day in London wound down, I opted to watch a good chunk of the closing ceremonies on the live stream.  It was a bit odd, but… read more

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The London 2012 Olympics come to a close this evening, and all I will really walk away from the games this year is the dread of NBC continuing to cover this event. At the close of the Beijing 2008 Olympics, I went on at length about my dislike for NBC and the way it covers… read more

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While watching the London 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremonies last night, I wondered why it cut away at one point to an awkward interview of Michael Phelps by Ryan Seacrest. Now I know: Because NBC is insensitive as any company can be. Ignoring the extremely awkward and obtrusive commentary through out the ceremony done by Matt… read more

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The non-handshake today between Luis Suarez and Patrice Evra just proves to me that sportmanship is dead. On October 15, 2011, Luis Suarez of Uruguay was accused of using racial slurs against Patrice Evra of France during a soccer match between Liverpool and Manchester United. Following an investigation by the FA, Suarez was found guilty… read more

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Sports

February 3 2011

Super Bowl XLV

Supposedly something called a “Super Bowl” is being played this Sunday, and apparently people get excited over it? I’ve never understood the fervor people show over the Super Bowl.  In the past I would tune in for the commercials they show, but since those started showing up online, why should I bother? While I have… read more

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Thank goodness no one was hurt, but this morning the Metrodome, home of the Minnesota Vikings, had its roof cave in from the 17-inches of snow that were on it. (watch closely, and around the 22 second mark you can see someone driving a cart on the far sideline to get out of there as… read more

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