WORLD CUP 2010 – SOUTH AFRICA WARMS UP TO BRING THE HEAT!

About a year ago, maybe less, I declared that would post a soccer-related topic every month as a countdown celebration to South AFrica 2010.  I was more or less successful. Now that we are five days away from kickoff, I’m taking the liberty of cataloging all my posts that describe, complain about, ponder about, poke fun at, and otherwise show my love for this game – the only sport I care about.  The only sport that counts because it has a power the American triad of sports can’t fathom: the power to stop wars, the power to effect societal change, the power to equalize the playing field between the sexes. That is soccer.  Call it what you need to call it; it doesn’t matter. Just love it with all your heart. 

SCROLL DOWN TO THE BOTTOM TO SEE KAKA AND CRISTIANO RONALDO SELLING THE CHAMPION’S LEAGUE, AKA “UEFA Big Vase”.

 

Russell Brand – THE WRITER, THE PUNDIT, THE COMEDIAN. WHAT’S NOT TO LOVE? (HIS LACK OF FASHION SENSE?)

ARNS IN THE FAR: RUSSELL & HIS BRAND OF FOOTIE FANDOM (1)

I’ve been especially fond of Russell from the get-go.  Wouldn’t harm a fly – but he might try to chat it up. Steady, Russell.

   

LOOK WHAT I GOT FOR CHRISTMAS!

My little brother got me the “Big Book O’Soccer” for Christmas.  New computer dropped to second place.

THE MIRACLE OF CASTEL DI SANGRO: A REVIEW IN HAIKU VERSE

A journalist embeds himself with a third-rate soccer team in a no-rate town.  Let the insanity begin!

DA FIVER CODE

THE GUARDIAN’S FIVER-isms: A Glossary for Glazey-Eyed

Sheer Unadulterated Stupidity | News | guardian.co.uk Football

Some of the best humor writing in any topic!

Love & Blood: At The World Cup with The Footballers, Fans, and Freaks/Jamie Trecker 2007

THE THINKING FAN’S GUIDE TO THE WORLD CUP (2006) Matt Weiland & Sean Wilsey, eds.

Books about soccer-playing societies by soccer-loving sociologists masquerading as sports journalists.

Germans: Unspontaneous, micromanaging weirdos or gleefully chaotic?

A Man and His Ball–No Greater Love Pt. 1

Talking about A Man & His Ball: No Greater Love Pt. 2

Me manipulating double-entendres like they are taffy.   Damn, I’m good.

ODD BITS ON A TRIP TO BARNES & NOBLE

PRE-ORDERS: ACTION/ADVENTURE

These are mostly about shopping for books, but they have sections on soccer stuff.

Eur08 Without Pity

This one is an older post from the early days.  Most of the art is expired. Sorry about that. And it pretty much rehashes soccer posts up to that time.

The Fiver email header      

 

 

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