Tag Archives: World Cup

More Football

The daily feast of World Cup football is over. The quarterfinals ended today, and the defenses are clamping down tighter and tighter as we go. About three goals per game in the group stage–that was fun. Of course, maybe one … Continue reading

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Midday Football Break

Ate my lunch to the second half of France-Nigeria with one of my classmates who is from Nigeria. We were rooting for Africa. The other priest in the room, from Poland, is going all-Europe in his cheering preferences. CONCACAF nearly … Continue reading

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On Football

NPR has five reasons why the world’s football (not the pigskin) has a sudden surge in popularity in the States. Will it last in a way opposite from the 70’s, when I played the sport and rooted for my hometown … Continue reading

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Suarez Sinks the English

I see the Liverpool striker has sunk all his English mates from the Premier League with two goals today. I knew his history, abusing opponents verbally and physically. Watching him this season, I was impressed with his work ethic and unselfishness. … Continue reading

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Hosting

As I type, Brazil has equalized against a spirited Croatia. But the bishops of the host nation are greatly displeased with their government and sport organizers. Are there enough oligarchs, the Brazilian 1%, to fill these new stadiums? Will the … Continue reading

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May Football

Premier League over and FA Cup done, but there’s still lots of football to follow. The young miss will not be pleased, but her favorite stateside player has been dropped from the US World Cup squad. I haven’t been following … Continue reading

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Football There and There

ESPN hosts blogs for each of the English Premier League teams. I’ve been following the ones for Swansea and Cardiff most of this past season. Yesterday all twenty sites posted final grades for the teams. B-plus and F, respectively: no surprise … Continue reading

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