soccer

Why You Should Hate Team USA
Or maybe just American soccer fans
June 12, 2014

Why You Should Root Against Team USA in the World Cup

Watching Your World Cup Team Triples Your Chance of Having a Heart Attack
June 12, 2014

Watching a stressful game of soccer is almost as bad for your heart as experiencing an earthquake.

Why Has Literature Ignored Soccer?
June 12, 2014

Baseball has inspired great literature in part because it's seen as a kaleidoscope of the American Dream; soccer, not so much.

Why There Is No Such Thing as a Bad World Cup
A philosopher's theory of soccer fandom
June 11, 2014

A philosopher's theory of soccer fandom

Colombia Forecast: A Day of World Cup Unity, Followed By an 'Apocalyptic' Election
Bracing for a roller-coaster weekend in Bogotá
June 11, 2014

Bracing for a roller-coaster weekend in Bogotá

Please Help Me Find a World Cup Team to Hate
Now accepting nominations for a side that deserves my scorn
June 11, 2014

Now accepting nominations for a side that deserves my scorn

Not One Compelling American on the 'Most Compelling Players' List?
U.S. players deserve a lot more credit
June 11, 2014

American players have channeled resentment into sublime play. 

Why Cameroon Will Beat Mexico on Friday
The Lions' secret advantage: the spirit of the oldest player to ever score in a World Cup
June 11, 2014

The Lions' secret advantage: the spirit of the oldest player to ever score in a World Cup. 

All You Tiki-Taka Haters Are Just Jealous
Like it or not, possession still wins matches
June 11, 2014

Like it or not, possession still gets results. 

The Pleasures of Rooting Against Brazil
No team has ever acted so entitled to World Cup glory.
June 11, 2014

No team has ever acted so entitled to World Cup glory. 

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