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Jun 28 2014

World Cup: Round of 16, who to cheer for

Cheer for Uruguay

For a reminder, I did a ranking of who my favorite teams were by spreadsheet.  This is difficult because Uruguay has lost probably my favorite player, in terms of maximum entertainment value, do to his antics, but continues to have Diego Forlán, so I think I’m going to leave them at #2 and not readjust …

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Jun 22 2014

World Cup: Who to Cheer For (or who I cheer for anyway)

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For me to be really interested in a football match, I have to decided who I am going to be cheering for.  It’s not enough for love of the game, you have to be emotionally involved with the outcome.  I came up with a little spreadsheet that accurately reflected how I make choices on who …

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Jun 05 2013

Racism in Sports — It’s not just the men

It is no secret that I am a huge fan of the US Women’s National Soccer Team.  This past weekend there was a friendly between the US and Canada and one of the American players was the subject to racial slurs while she was on the field. Sydney Leroux was born in Canada to a …

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Jun 02 2013

Blame Canada! USWNT liveblog

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6:37 And the game is over.  What have we learned in this rematch? Canada are sore losers and USWNT is the best.  BAM. 6:36 Leroux, the Canadian who is now American, scores! USA 3 – CAN 0 6:35 Camada still pushing pretty hard.  I imagine it’d be a major morale boost if they could get …

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Nov 04 2012

Why it sucks to be a Liverpool fan: Defeat from the jaws of victory

I have always been a fan of the US Women’s National Team because I played soccer when I was younger and they are, independent of my playing soccer, really amazing.  This led to me becoming a fan of World Cup football more generally and recently fate has conspired to draw me into being a follower of Liverpool’s …

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Aug 07 2012

TIL: Cheerios are flammable and McKayla Maroney is awesome

I’m sick and I have a ton of work, schoolwork and job work, so here are some random things.  First up, man protests the fact that General Mills supports marriage equality by setting a bunch of Cheerios on fire. And they’re so sparkly when they burn!  Totally gay, if you ask me.  “Queerios” Second, McKayla …

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Nov 11 2011

Savant Brain Meme

I feel this way so often, I feel like I must make a base image so I can make one for every circumstance!  Because I think I have felt this way about 10 times this week. The image is all Scott Adams/Dilbert “It is unfortunate that some protesters chose to obstruct the police by linking …

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Jul 19 2011

TAM Sunday: I give a presentation to a zillion people

I got up early to get ready to see the papers, and to make sure I was there to watch everyone else’s papers because they usually aren’t crowded.  TAMmers leave in droves on Sunday before the event is over and the papers were really poorly advertised this year.  There was no program, there was no …

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Jul 13 2011

US vs Japan World Cup Final

I’m so excited!  Insert inappropriate World War 2 joke here!

Jul 11 2011

Women’s World Cup: Weekend Summary: Insanity

Wow, what an insane weekend. So much overtime, so many surprises. France defeated Australia with no surprises, except that Australia’s defense is even worse than we thought. A lot of people are saying that the Matildas have it in them to be a contender next World Cup, but they’ve got to majorly change their defense …

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