Tag Archive: Sports

No one has repeated as NFC South champion ever. Odd, right?

Get this: since the NFL went to eight divisions in 2002, the NFC South has never had a repeat champion. Don’t believe me? Lookie here: If you go through the other seven conferences,… Continue reading

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The Alabama-Auburn trolling has really hit a fever pitch

There are 37 days until college football is back, which is exciting. Although far more people get excited by the eventual return of the NFL, I personally think college football is the greatest… Continue reading

True test for soccer in the United States? Perhaps the International Champions Cup.

That was a really good World Cup, right? (Not to mention I was right about Messi and Neuer.) But now the WC is over, and Americans — who aren’t, by and by, “real”… Continue reading

Axelle Despiegelaere of Belgium just did “the honey shot” right

Sorry, Montell Jordan (dated reference, eh?), but this is how you do it: get put on camera at the World Cup and parlay that into a modeling contract with L’Oreal. It happened for Axelle Despiegelaere of… Continue reading

Microsoft’s Bing World Cup prediction engine on Cortana virtual assistant is 12-for-12 at predicting games

Microsoft added a World Cup prediction engine to the Cortana virtual assistant program on June 28th (about two weeks after the World Cup actually began). Since then, it’s 12-for-12 at predicting winners. That’s absurd,… Continue reading

Penalty kicks are the conclusive proof that Twitter is just a big digital sports bar

I’d like to say this is a sign that I’m older and more mature, but it’s probably not: I haven’t watched a lot of this World Cup in bars. Most of it has… Continue reading

This is why you should be rooting for The Netherlands at the World Cup

One of my good friends is Dutch, so I’m biased in some ways here — but consider this to begin: The Netherlands have appeared in 10 World Cups so far, holding the record… Continue reading

Only two of the world’s 10 most marketable soccer players are actually still in the World Cup

There were no shortage of things written before the World Cup began about the marketing efforts therein, especially as relates to NIKE vs. Adidas. Here’s one I read on a plane in May,… Continue reading