Hockey pet peeve: "when a teammate tips a puck in on you, which is exactly how my first collegiate goal against happened. Thanks, Copper."
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.
What a game today and solid performances against Ghana, Portugal (almost a win), and Germany (which scored 4 on Portugal).
His 12 saves in regulation time today were the most of any keeper in Brazil so far, and second most at any World Cup in the past 50 years.
If that was the 12-year veteran's final game for his country, he went out in fitting fashion: even though his team lost, Howard was named man of the match.
So put on your oversized gloves and give the man a round of applause!
Ok the warmup game is over - now to the main event.
GO USA. Get those waffles!
After an exciting group stage, the World Cup is now into the knockound round/sweet sixteen. For the 168 of us (nice!) who entered the bracket challenge on ESPN, here is an update to the standings.
Group link: MGoBlog group
Tied for first are "Sharath3947" and "Bowl picks right?". Assuming these aren't your MGoBlog usernames, who made the top 10?
P.S. In my original post starting the pool I mentioned that I root USA, France, Uruguay. Somehow, all three are still alive in the tourney, so I'm lovin it!
Hey folks, seems like there is a good amount of World Cup interest here on the blog, so I figured we could have some fun making picks.
I'm not really a soccer guy myself, but it's fun watching the national tournaments. I've always rooted for France, adopted Uruguay last time, and of course will cheer on the red, white, and blue. So Allez les Bleus, <insert whatever Uruguayans say>, and Go USA!
Who's your team?