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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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Jul 06 2010

Goodbye Uruguay

We will miss you. Diego Forlan just can’t be the only person on the team, you know. Still, they did better than I thought they would against the Netherlands. Just not good enough. If Spain doesn’t win tomorrow, I don’t think I’ll have any interest in watching the finals.

Jul 02 2010

Uruguay!!

More thoughts later, but Diego Forlan and Muslera are a team unto themselves. Also, Suarez got what might have been the most worth it Red Card ever. That is the best soccer game I’ve ever seen.

Jun 30 2010

FIFA Predictions for Quarter-Finals: Pretty Good

It only missed one — the US loss to Ghana.  Everything else was dead on.  That’s kind of neat.  Of course, if that success rate continues I’ll be sad because it will mean that Forlan won’t win the World Cup.

Jun 26 2010

World Cup Day 14, Day 15, Day 16

This is what my system of just trusting FIFA rankings predicts. What I want to happen is for Uruguay to win… Landon Donovan needs to be treated like a national hero, but it probably won’t happen. He’s had most world cup appearances and goals of any male US player. US v Ghana — how heartbreaking. …

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Jun 24 2010

World Cup Day 12, Day 13

Halfway through the knockout we’ve got the following: Group A 1A: Uruguay!! 2A: Mexico! Out: S. Africa, France!! Group B 1B: Argentina 2B: S. Korea Out: Nigeria, Greece Group C 1C: USA!! 2C: England Out: Algeria, Slovenia Group D 1D: Germany 2D: Ghana Out: Serbia, Australia So, the first half of the games in the …

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Jun 19 2010

World Cup Day 7, Day 8

So, I’m beginning to think that unless you’re from Central or South America, you’re just here to disappoint me.  And I’m not sure that that’s even right because I wasn’t impressed with Brazil.  Even the Germans, who looked unstoppable after their total destruction of Australia, have lost to a minor team.  I guess that’s the …

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Jun 17 2010

World Cup Day 5, Day 6

New Zealand v Slovakia An amazing last minute (literally) goal from New Zealand gave them their first point in the World Cup and earned them a draw with Slovakia, who’d been up since just after the half. Ivory Coast v Portugal For a scoreless match, this one was sort of interesting, though I would have …

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Jun 11 2010

World Cup: Day 1

To give you an idea how accurate predictions are for the world cup, compare this post to what has happened today. Right now, Mexico and S. Africa are technically in the lead in Group A. Both games (Mex v S.Af, Uru v Fra) ended in ties, but since both Mexico and South Africa have scored …

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