Video: U.S. fans react to John Brooks goal

Tuesday, June 17th, 2014

We all remember this video of fans reacting to Landon Donovan's extra time goal against Algeria that sent the United States through to the knockout round of the 2010 World Cup. It was a fantastic shot of joyous, spontaneous reactions that showed soccer's growing presence and popularity in America. Well, we ...

Landon Donovan ad has terrible (or terrific) timing

Wednesday, June 11th, 2014

I finally got around to reading Sports Illustrated's May 26 profile of Adam Silver, but amazingly that wasn't the thing that stuck out the most in the magazine. And not their profile on Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews, either. Which is stunning given that both pieces were superbly done. So what could ...

The French Take Their Fashion Snobbery To New High

Wednesday, February 9th, 2011

When governments aren't shutting down totally awesome websites, which allow streaming bootleg sporting events, apparently they're keeping your wardrobe safe from potential impostors. A few months ago, Olivier Démoli, a Swiss sports memorabilia collector, bought a jersey worn by David Trezeguet in the 1998 World Cup Final between France and Brazil. Apparently, ...

Get Your Mind Out Of The Qatar!

Friday, December 3rd, 2010

I meant to get up in time for the live announcement by FIFA as to where the 2018 and 2022 World Cups will be hosted. But working til 1 a.m. usually prevents me from waking before 1 p.m. So I missed it. Luckily, I had plenty of ...

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 ...

Angry World Cup Fan Accidentally Injures Father

Tuesday, June 15th, 2010

Well, we have our first fan-related injury story of the 2010 World Cup and it isn't a pretty one. Mohamad Rizal was innocently watching the Ghana-Serbia match on Sunday when he was overwhelmed with rage. The 17-year-old from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia was rooting for Serbia. When his team conceded an 85th ...