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Who Killed Cock Robin? A Reflection

by Brian Arsenault

There will be a lot of tributes to Robin Williams. Mine is simply this: whatever you fear in your darkest corner about how crazy or fucked up or ridiculous you may be, Robin was willing to say he was more so. 320 more words

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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. 684 more words

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