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|15 hours 29 min ago||I don't know it for a fact||
I don't know it for a fact (hence the "may or may not" qualifier) but a gambling connection has been suspected by many ever since the murder. There was talk awhile ago about the state reopening the case because its crime lab mishandled evidence that many have benefitted the defendants.
|18 hours 36 min ago||Beyond that, there was||
Beyond that, there was Jordan's gambling habit, which may or may not have led to his father's murder.
|18 hours 42 min ago||But I think it's a fair||
But I think it's a fair question as to why teams don't get additional substitutes for extra time. You get your three subs for the first 90 minutes, so why not more when you go for an extra 30?
|1 day 8 hours ago||Whoa whoa whoa||
You are setting expectations WAY too high. We overachieved in this WC and still only won one game out of four.
|1 day 8 hours ago||Capitalize Saturday, but not||
Capitalize Saturday, but not autumn. Seasons don't get capitalized. (Why, I don't know.)
|1 day 12 hours ago||Imagine Michigan getting||
Imagine Michigan getting blown out in the Final Four to say, Kansas, who then faces MSU in the final. Who are you going to root for?
|1 day 13 hours ago||The poor Dutch. They've made||
The poor Dutch. They've made five semifinals and three finals, and have no titles. Hard to expect to win two straight games on penalties, though.
|1 day 13 hours ago||Ah, too bad. I enjoyed his||
Ah, too bad. I enjoyed his trash talking in the last game.
|1 day 13 hours ago||Time for the backup keeper?||
Time for the backup keeper?
|1 day 13 hours ago||Big difference between||
Big difference between Montreal and Quebec City. Montreal is much more of a melting pot (there is a sizeable non-white population) and looks very North American, with skyscrapers and all that. If it weren't for the language, it wouldn't seem all that different from a lot of other cities in the U.S./Canada. (Of course, the language is a pretty big deal.)
Quebec City on the other hand really feels like you've gone to Europe. In the center of town all the buildings are hundreds of years old, there's stone walls around the old city, and basically the whole population is not just white, but of the same ethnicity (French). It's very unique.
|1 day 14 hours ago||Not sure if it's the most||
Not sure if it's the most European of all cities of the Americas (I might nominate Quebec City), but BA is definitely much more European in population/culture than most Latin American cities. Argentina as a whole is like 90% white.
|1 day 14 hours ago||I'm sure you'll have no||
I'm sure you'll have no trouble finding Dutch apparel when you go there. I flew through the Amsterdam airport last spring and they were selling Dutch soccer jerseys right there.
|1 day 15 hours ago||This is only the fifth WC in||
This is only the fifth WC in South America and the first in 36 years, so I don't know how relevant that factoid is.
|1 day 19 hours ago||You might be surprised to||
You might be surprised to find out what people call the sport in most of the English-speaking world (UK excepted).
|1 day 19 hours ago||This has been an unbelievable||
This has been an unbelievable first week so far. I couldn't believe how much the peleton split up in the English stages, and now today . . . this is nuts. Not the best conditions to ride in, but it's made for compelling viewing.
|2 days 13 hours ago||Yikes. Nate Silver took one||
Yikes. Nate Silver took one on the chin there.
|2 days 13 hours ago||Not that he'd feel guilty -||
Not that he'd feel guilty - it's just got to suck to watch your team completely fold without you.
|2 days 13 hours ago||How are they (per the PA||
How are they (per the PA announcement) going to "escort" 10,000 German fans out of there?
|2 days 13 hours ago||Loud (Bronx?) cheer for about||
Loud (Bronx?) cheer for about two seconds, then silence. The crowd did chant "Bra-sil!" a few moments later.
|2 days 14 hours ago||Poor Neymar's got to feel||
Poor Neymar's got to feel horrible watching this.
|2 days 14 hours ago||'97 PSU is a good one. I||
'97 PSU is a good one. I thought we were better than them, but not that much better. Likewise, I thought Germany would win today, but certainly not like this.
|2 days 14 hours ago||Brazil is now -1 in goal||
Brazil is now -1 in goal difference (10 scored, 11 given up) for this World Cup thanks to this game. Unreal.
|2 days 14 hours ago||Speaking of weird historical||
Speaking of weird historical stuff, Italy made the WC final in 1970, 1982, 1994 and 2006, winning every other time. So for 2018, a runner-up finish?
|2 days 14 hours ago||You only get three subs per||
You only get three subs per game. Löw has already used one.
|2 days 14 hours ago||It's almost unfair that||
It's almost unfair that Germany also has the best goalkeeper in the world on top of all this.
|2 days 14 hours ago||Same. I don't have any issue||
Same. I don't have any issue with Brazil (other than that they've already won the WC five times). I'm glad they at least made it this far - the atmosphere isn't the same when the host country bows out.
|2 days 14 hours ago||Germany wasn't a huge||
Germany wasn't a huge underdog like we were in '95 though. Also, they're on the road.
|2 days 14 hours ago||So is Brazil going to at||
So is Brazil going to at least show a bit of pride and cut the deficit a bit, or will they mail it in even more?
|2 days 15 hours ago||It will be interesting to see||
It will be interesting to see if that "9 months later" ad rings true if Germany wins this weekend. Germany has been trying to raise its birthrate (which is one of the lowest in Europe) for a long time without success. Maybe a world title will do it.
|2 days 15 hours ago||I don't think of a 32-team||
I don't think of a 32-team tournament as "the last leg." The other stuff is just qualification, not part of the actual tournament.