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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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Jul 04 2011

Women’s World Cup 2011: Updated Predictions

OK, so wow, France is doing much better than expected, and my US team is looking like their number 1 rank is deserved.  I am relieved and will go forth being overly optimistic for them because I love them so much. So, my predictions for the rest of the group games. Group A France and …

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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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Jul 12 2010

Viva La Roja

So, not a lot to say about the end of the world cup, I just want to show this picture, which you should click to see a very awesome animated GIF, which I stole from someone else. I’m super happy for Spain!

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.

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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