Sports

We All Know Sepp Blatter Is Crooked, But What's This About Beckenbauer?
There has to be one good guy at FIFA. Right?
June 15, 2014

The day my final bit of football naïveté died. 

Watching the Three Lions Get Mauled at an Italian Restaurant in New Jersey
An England-Italy recap, with pizza
June 15, 2014

I was hoping for a little sympathy. This is what happened instead.

The Six Stages of England Fan Pessimism
Plumbing the psyche (or at least the tweets) of a nation that expects the worst in this (and every) World Cup
June 14, 2014

Plumbing the psyche (or at least the tweets) of a nation that expects the worst in this (and every) World Cup

Striking Images of Brazil's Love-Hate Relationship with This World Cup
Matthew Niederhauser's photo diary: Day One.
June 13, 2014

Matthew Niederhauser's World Cup photo diary: Day One. 

Robots Might Be Smart, But They're Terrible at Soccer—and They Flop, Too
A report from an awkward, adorable robot-soccer match
June 13, 2014

A report from an awkward, adorable robot-soccer match.

God Uses the World Cup to Teach People Geography
June 13, 2014

How does God make his choices, at least in fútbol?

Should FIFA Be Run Like the Eurovision Contest?
A political analyst on how to reform the corrupt World Cup
June 13, 2014

A political analyst on how to reform the corrupt World Cup.

Soccer Ball Manufacture Is Inefficient. Here's Why.
June 13, 2014

Why don't soccer ball factories adopt the most efficient technology available?

Spain-Holland Preview: Can a Band of Hungover Dutchmen Defeat Tiki-Taka's Trotsky?
Nando Vila and Joseph O’Neill dissect Friday's Group B clash

Nando Vila and Joseph O’Neill on the Epic Rematch...That No One's Talking About 

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