Sports

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 

The Real Reason There Were No American Players on the 'Most Compelling Players' List
June 12, 2014

The U.S. is the thirteenth ranked team and we picked a total of eleven players, so is it really that shocking that no Americans showed up? 

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

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