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The Big Boys March On

George Vecsey has a very interesting post in today’s New York Times about the difficulty of non-premier teams to make it to the finals / final four in the World Cup. 439 more words

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World Cup Scenarios

With eight teams left to play off, here are my two scenarios:

European Final

Belgium over Argentina
Netherlands over Costa Rica

Columbia over Brazil
Germany over France… 166 more words

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Tim Howard, God Among Men, and US Soccer

The US – Belgium game was one to remember for a very long time.

Tim Howard, US Goalie, was nothing short of spectacular, stopping 16 shots on goal in the first 90 minutes, and keeping the US far enough in the game to have one last chance at the end for a tie, and a move onto penalty kicks. 311 more words

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37 Seconds

In a recent post, I asked rhetorically whether anyone thought the US would make it out of the Group of Death. Thankfully, mercifully, I was wrong, we did survive. 272 more words

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Poet, Preacher, Soul Man. Bobby Womack: 1944-2014

Hard times have befallen another Soul Survivor.

Go down the list. Among the luminaries no longer with us Whitney’s gone. Luther’s gone. Isaac’s gone. Teddy’s gone. 681 more words

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An Appreciation of George A. Romero's '...of the Dead' Trilogy

“When there’s no more room in hell, the dead will walk the earth.”

George A. Romero is nicknamed ‘The Godfather of Zombies’ with good reason. Zombies are an incredibly well known¬†part of pop culture these days and it is unusual to think that pre Night of the Living Dead (1968) Zombies as we know them today didn’t exist. 1,028 more words