Here are the final results of the ESPN bracket:
I'll toot my horn and note that I finished in 2nd based on tiebreaker. I didn't want Germany to win, but I figured it would be inevitable.
So: final thoughts on the game and tourney in general?
People were too hungover to make one on time I guess. Today we have:
Argentina - Belgium (12 PM Eastern, ABC)
Costa Rica - Netherlands (4 PM Eastern, ESPN)
Messi and Co. already up early 1-0 on the waffles.
Ok the warmup game is over - now to the main event.
GO USA. Get those waffles!
This needs a thread
There's just a few hours remaining until Ghana face Portugal in one last bid to progress to the next round of the World Cup, but over the past few days, the team has been thrown into chaos. The disputes reached a head this morning, when coach Kwesi Appiah announced that Kevin-Prince Boateng and Sulley Muntarihad been sacked.
BREAK: #GHA coach Kwesi Appiah confirms sacking Kevin-Prince Boateng and Sulley Muntari from team camp.— Gary Al-Smith (@garyalsmith) June 26, 2014
Turns out this is about a year old, but it showed up in my facebook today and gave me a pretty hearty laugh.
Jason Sudeikis plays the stereotypical American football coach, out of his element, perfectly.
Given that this blog has a pretty big cross-section of football fandom (obviously) and soccer followers as well, and the timing with the World Cup coverage, I thought this would be worth sharing for a quick laugh for everyone.