Tough Cookies

Female wrestlers at the United States Sumo Championships in Jackson Hole, Wyoming

Soul Crushing Moments at the World Cup

Painfully satisfying selections from The Agony of Defeat

Lunchtime Laughter

Triumph takes on the World Cup for the second day in a row. We couldn’t be happier.

Printables

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A Century of American Soccer Anxiety by Ian Crouch

Sportswriters have spent more than a century fretting and fighting about soccer and its place in American culture.

Morning Dose of Rufus the Hawk

The fiercest member of Wimbledon’s security team.

A great animal profile from Stella Artois and the Perfectionists.

Lunchtime Laughter

Triumph Watches The World Cup in Astoria, Queens

Not Madden Tho

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Call it the “Rise of the e-Athlete.” Starting this Fall, Robert Morris University in Chicago will offer at least 30 athletic scholarships to High School students with exceptional skills in the video game League of Legends. The first university to offer such a bonus, Associate Athletic Director acknowledged the lack of traditional athletic prowess necessary for the scholarships: “Obviously it’s not cardiovascular in any way, but it’s mental.”

Captain of this Rap Game

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“It’s Poppin” a new rap single by Clint Dempsey aka “Deuce”
 

Morning Dose of the Redskin

77 years of Washington Redskins branding

Tony Gwynn, Rest In Peace

Keith Olbermann remembers one of the greatest hitters ever.

Too Cool For Soccer School

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Stussy ups the size of their 8 ball for World Cup style season

Morning Dose of Trick Shots

The World Cup edition. By Rémi Gaillard.

One Man’s Trash Is Another Man’s Soccer Ball

And brands still pour millions upon millions into momentary marketing…

The Location of the Game

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Beautiful Soccer fields around the world

Tasiilaq, Greenland (above)

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Hair Play

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Christoph Niemann’s World Cup Hairdo Hall of Fame

There are Rules to Enhancing the Sport of Soccer Through Aesthetic Creativity and Design

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Creative Review simplifies FIFA’s 92-page guide to designing uniforms for the World Cup.

Morning Dose of Warm-Up Music

The World Cup Cut Up by Eclectic Method

World Cup Voodoo

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Ghana’s most famous witch doctor is claiming that he caused Cristiano Ronaldo’s recent knee injury, which might limit the Portuguese Forward in World Cup play. When asked to explain, Nana Kwaku Bonsam—translated literally as “Devil of Wednesday”—said “I know what Cristiano Ronaldo’s injury is about, I’m working on him, I am very serious about it. Last week, I went around looking for four dogs and I got them to be used in manufacturing a special spirit called Kahwiri Kapam.” Dead dogs or not, with the US in the same group as Germany, Portugal and Ghana (who they lost to back in 2010), any black magic from anywhere will do for an American win.

The Japanese Eephus

Courtesy of the Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters right-handed pitcher Kazuhito Tadano.

via, digg / espn

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