Well, it’s here, the day we knew would come, but secretly hoped would take a bit longer. Today, the 2014 FIFA World Cup comes to an end. Read the rest of this entry
As we approach the end of the World Cup, I realize that those of you who have not caught World Cup fever may be suffering from World Cup fatigue. In an effort to help you rebound, and make it through the final day and a half, I thought I’d focus on a different kind of orb today — the moon.
Tonight will see the first full moon of summer. If you’re wondering why that’s newsworthy, well then you’ll be excited (or at least slightly interested) to learn that it’s the first of three supermoons. Read the rest of this entry
While it would be nice if in every sporting competition, the better team always won, it’s just not true. Sometimes a bad call, or a freak accident can affect the outcome of the game.
Never has that been truer, than in this year’s World Cup semifinal round.
No, I’m not referring to Argentina’s shootout victory over the Netherlands…although that is a really awful way to have to lose a game. I’m not even referring to Germany’s win by default against Brazil, when the entire Brazilian team failed to show up for the match (at least I assume that’s what happened based on the final score).
What I’m talking about is interference from a much higher power, some might even say “The Higher Power.” Read the rest of this entry
I’ve often written on the pros and cons of our internet culture. Yes, it’s brought us wonderful things—convenience, communication, cat videos. It’s also brought us some bad things—oversharing, trolls, and cat videos. It can be an emotional roller coaster to say the least. Read the rest of this entry
Today will see the first game of the World Cup semifinal (4/3 CT). The two teams battling today — Germany & Brazil — are both favorites to win, so the game could go either way.
While it would be nice to think that the game will come down to skill, the fact is, as is the case with many a soccer match, it may come down to whichever team is the floppiest.