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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 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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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 14 2011

Here comes TAM9 from Outer Space

As faithful readers of the blog will know, I am going to TAM in Las Vegas this weekend.  I am currently writing from the airplane because I was bored enough to shell out the $13.  It is the future. Today, I will land around 1PM and then I’m going to go get food at Baja …

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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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Jun 27 2011

Women’s World Cup 2011 Predictions

Group A Predictions Points Germany (2) W W W 9 (first) Canada (6) L T W 4 (second) Nigeria (27) L L L 0 France (7) W T L 4 Germany has already beaten Canada, but France only beat Nigeria by 1, which is potentially good news for Canada. Canada doesn’t have to beat France …

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Jun 10 2010

World Cup: Fun with Excel

First, here’s the link to the spreadsheet on Google Docs should you want to play. Basically what I did is make a spreadsheet predicting the winners based solely on their FIFA rank.  It should be immediately noted that, in the past, FIFA rank has meant nothing.  The World Cup is high stakes game playing, and …

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Jun 09 2010

World Cup: Links

I’m sure you Americans (aka 90% of my readership) are like in total hate with me right now.  I’m sorry, this link is for you. For you other crazy kids, I’ve got the super awesome calendar.  Seriously, it’s super cool, the information is so organized and sane, yet visually pleasing. Then there’s this: Running a …

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Jun 09 2010

World Cup: Ashley Recommends These Games

Let us pretend I’ve spent no time on this and am merely grabbing some things out of a random hat.  The following are 6 games over the next few weeks that I think will be entertaining, in order of appearance, all times PST. 6/12 11:30 England (8) v USA (14) England is hungry for another …

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