Monthly Archives: June 2010

The Legend of Messi


Manchester City Buy Spain’s Silva

The World Cup may have captured our hearts and minds this summer, but the Premier League – supposedly the greatest league in the world – is always something that lingers in the back of my head as we approach a … Continue reading

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Germany: Loew a Genius for Picking his (N)Ozil?

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World Cup Travels: A NCNB Correspondent (Part II)

Brooks’ cyber cafe submitted travels continue as he goes from Spain to Croatia… Here was his second installment from his post-South Africa travels… To read his first installment, click here. End of Group Stages in Spain: “The Spain v. Honduras … Continue reading

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World Cup Travels: A NCNB Correspondent

Los Angeles’ best Sunday league right back in Cape Town Though I am back in the United States – after a great 2 weeks in South Africa (chronicled here and elsewhere on the blog) – my mate Brooks is still … Continue reading

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Butt’s Brain: Monday

Butt’s Brain on a Monday as Brazil look like they are finally heating up. If anyone thinks that any team other than Brazil or Argentina will win the World Cup raise your hand, now. (One German hand and one Dutch … Continue reading

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First Known Vuvuzela Accident: Woman Bursts Windpipe

An insurance saleswoman was unable to eat or speak for a few days after bursting her windpipe while blowing a vuvuzela at a street party in Cape Town. Doctors diagnosed her with a ruptured throat. In other news, the games … Continue reading

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USA: The World’s Reaction to Landon Donovan

It seems like ages ago when Landon Donovan scored in stoppage time to squeak the United States into the Round of 16.Sure, the U.S. lost yesterday against Ghana – failing to capitalize on their own offensive chances and suffering from … Continue reading

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World Cup Journal Part V: EL FIN

AMEN to that The Journey Home: The last installment [copied and pasted verbatim from last journal entry on flight back from CPT] Brooks played some guitar on the balcony, I read Invictus, and we picked up a cab and were … Continue reading

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World Cup Journal Part IV: The World Comes Together

Every Game. Every Bar. Every Time. Every day we’d explore a new bar / restaurant / outdoor area to watch games. We often watched the first game of the day – 13:30PM local time, at the Cat & Moose but … Continue reading

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