Archive for the ‘2010 World Cup’ Category

Why Baseball is Better Than Soccer, Part One Million

Wednesday, July 7th, 2010

The World Cup is great. Really is. But it's still got nothing on baseball. Yesterday, when the Netherlands scored to make it 3-1 in the second half, the commentators conceded that it was all but over and the Dutch were headed to the final. And this was with a good 20 ...

TheBaker’s World Cup Breakdown: Group G

Thursday, June 10th, 2010

Again, sorry for the delay. It's been a little hectic with this whole World Cup thing starting in the A.M. We're off by a day on the group previews, but luckily we have some time before Group G and H get going. So here's Group G, and Group H (the final ...

TheBaker’s World Cup Breakdown: Group F

Wednesday, June 9th, 2010

A little late with the breakdown today, which I apologize for. I was busy sitting in a minor league baseball dugout waiting for a recently demoted pitcher to finish a bullpen session. Sounds fun, I know. But back to the really good stuff, that being the World Cup, and we're mere ...

TheBaker’s World Cup Breakdown: Group E

Tuesday, June 8th, 2010

The next few days are centered around two things for me: 1.) digest everything World Cup-related I can in preparation for my favorite sporting event. 2.) catchup on all my shows to clear space on the DVR for those early morning Eastern Time Zone kickoffs. (The History Channel's "America: The Story of ...

TheBaker’s World Cup Breakdown: Group D

Monday, June 7th, 2010

THE WORLD CUP STARTS THIS WEEK!!!!! HALLELUJAH!!!! Wednesday – Group A Thursday – Group B Friday – Group C Today – Group D Tuesday – Group E Wednesday – Group F Thursday – Group G Friday – Group H Group D GERMANY Captain: D Philipp Lahm. Filling in for the injured Michael Ballack, Lahm, 26, will be the youngest captain Germany has ever taken ...

TheBaker’s World Cup Breakdown: Group C

Thursday, June 3rd, 2010

Now to the group most of us have the greatest interest in. Our group, Group C. Ever since the draw with the U.S. getting plopped with England and then two seemingly weaker foes in Algeria in Slovenia, optimism is high Stateside. Does that mean a trip to the second round is ...

Does The U.S. Have A Shot Against England?

Thursday, June 3rd, 2010

Well, do they? Hey, it’s sports - anything can happen. Who would have thunk we’d beat Portugal and Luis Figo in 2002?  Sure England is better at every position except for two (goalkeeper - Tim Howard vs. who knows right now; right midfield - Landon Donovan vs. Aaron Lennon), but it ...