Posts Tagged ‘World Cup 2014’
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World Cup Update (The Siegreichen Deutschland Edition)

Kristian Lin
After an epic destruction of Brazil in the semis and a hard-fought win over Argentina in the finals, Germany are now the world champions of soccer. It’s been a 24 year wait for them, proof that the World Cup is a huge mountai...


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The World Cup All-Hot Team

Kristian Lin
Everybody is body-shaming Prince Fielder right now for his nude photograph on the cover of ESPN Magazine, which only proves what we already knew: That our society values washboard abs over actual physical fitness. How disappoin...



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World Cup Update (The Semifinal Edition)

Kristian Lin
USA went out of the World Cup in the last round, but the tournament marches on toward its end, and so does my blogging about it. Let’s get to the questions. What do we learn from the quarterfinal games? Belgium and France had...


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World Cup Update (The Bedeviled by Red Devils Edition)

Kristian Lin
So the World Cup’s round of 16 is over and done, and to general sadness but no one’s great shock, USA has gone down to defeat against the land of great beer, overrated chocolate, American-style bluegrass music, and Jean...



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World Cup Update (The “What Group of Death?” Edition)

Kristian Lin
Following its 1-0 loss to Germany, USA was still able to progress from one of the toughest groups at the World Cup. That’s more than England, Italy, or Spain can say right now. Let’s recap all the talking points. I’m stay...


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The World Cup All-Hair Team

Kristian Lin
I’ll have more thoughts on USA’s escape from a very tough group later on this afternoon, but first, let’s have some fun with the wacky hairstyles we’ve seen during this World Cup. The all-hair team lost some good player...



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Fort Worth Vaqueros Ding Luis Suárez

Kristian Lin
I’ll have another World Cup post after USA’s game tomorrow, but this item is so good it deserves its own post. Fort Worth Vaqueros didn’t waste any time after Luis Suárez had yet another moment of madness dur...


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World Cup Update (The Sweating It Out Edition)

Kristian Lin
Just once, it’d be nice if USA won its World Cup games by a huge margin or qualified for the next round with a game to spare. It would certainly be easier on the poor, shredded nerves of USA fans. Another round of World Cup g...



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World Cup Update (The Payback Edition)

Kristian Lin
I watched Jersey Boys immediately after USA’s rousing victory over Ghana, so it’s possible my review of the movie may have been colored by that. I don’t think so, but it’s possible. Let’s get to what we’ve learned n...


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My Conveniently Sized World Cup Preview

Kristian Lin
I could easily blog 1,500 words on all 32 of the teams in the World Cup, but since I don’t want to drive my editors insane by forcing them to read all that verbiage, I’m confining my preview of the whole tournament to 1,500...