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    Cristiano Ronaldo finally disappears – Spain-Portugal World Cup Analysis

    Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo gets a bit of a bad rep. How many other players have been openly booed during the World Cup in South Africa. I can understand, of course. He’s too good-looking and too aware of it. He’s arrogant. He’s really, really good. And he’s always up in your face. Yes, Ronaldo is Europe’s answer to a Kardashian sister, but with talent and accomplishments.

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    Venus and Serena Williams – unprecedented

    [Author's Note: I originally wrote this in June of 2008, but feel this post still describes my thoughts on the Williams Sisters. I was reminded of it after seeing Venus Williams shockingly knocked out of Wimbledon's Quarterfinals, 6-2, 6-3 to unseeded Tsvetana Pironkova.]

    “A sister can be seen as someone who is both ourselves and very much not ourselves – a special kind of double.”

    –Toni Morrison

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    Video of German Coach Joachim Löw Eating boogers and sniffing his armpit

    Video of German Coach Joachim Löw eating boogers and sniffing his armpits. You know you want to see it. But it just feels wrong. Go ahead. I won't judge:

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    US. loses to Ghana in World Cup - It's Obama's fault

    SOUTH AFRICA - Due to the lack of leadership shown by U.S. President Barack Obama, the United States was knocked out of the World Cup by Ghana, 2-1. It was a tough, back-and-forth game that went 30 extra minutes to decide a winner.

    Still, the onus for the lost must go on Obama, who did not attend one World Cup game, due to some oil thing in the Gulf of Mexico.

    Some are saying, however, that this is yet more proof that Obama was, in fact, born in Kenya, as Ghana is an African nation. Stop being such a sheeple and read between the lines, people.

    --WKW

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    Miracle on Grass! U.S. advances in World Cup on Landon Donovan's last-minute goal

    Landon Donovan

    As injury time was running out, Landon Donovan buried a goal to send the U.S. past Algeria, 1-0. With the win, the U.S. advances to the 2010 World Cup knockout round. Two thoughts:

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    French Coach refuses to shake hands with South African coach after World Cup loss

    If the French National team managed to accomplish one thing during the 2010 World Cup, it was too reinforce every negative stereotype against France.

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    World Cup Group Stage Tie Breakers

    As South Africa desperately looks to score enough goals to advance in the World Cup, here’s a look at the tie-breakers used by FIFA for Group stage play. Courtesy the CS Monitor:

    Two teams advance out of every four-team group. The first and most obvious decider is points (three points for a win, one for a draw).

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    Valiant U.S. Squad Robbed of World Cup Victory Over Slovenia

    The U.S. was down 2-0, but fought back to tie 2-2 against Slovenia in a game that will be remembered for the Referee making a horrible call that stole victory from the Americans. While the three points were stolen, the tie gives the U.S. an excellent chance to advance out of the group stage. Plus, the U.S. certainly impressed with their determination and fire in coming back to save their World Cup hopes.

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    South Africa promises to forever ban Vuvuzelas if rest of world stops exploiting Africa

    SOUTH AFRICA – Faced with a barrage of bad press about the endless drone of vuvuzelas during World Cup matches, South African President Jacob Zuna today announced that he will ban the horn-like instrument, provided the Western world stop exploiting Africa.

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