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For God So Loved the World Cup

For God So Loved the World Cup

This post was written by our World Cup correspondent, Sam Bush.

Every four years, there is a striking contrast between the Olympics and the World Cup. The older child (born in 1896)—noble, beautiful, self-aware—verses the wilder youngster who would rather skip the opening ceremonies and just play the game. We congratulate the Olympics for making the world a better place, but people seem to care more about the Cup. Why? I think because it’s more fun. The closing ceremonies of the Olympics is the commencement address that no one remembers, but the whistle for that first kick-off is like the bell on the last…

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The Glory in the Struggle - Team USA at The World Cup

The Glory in the Struggle – Team USA at The World Cup

I found myself getting frustrated on my commute into work on Tuesday morning. All of the chatter on  sports talk radio was about how “lucky” Team USA was to defeat Ghana in the World Cup on Monday night, and about how poorly Team USA played. I must not have been watching the same game. I really thought I was though. First of all, do people realize that their beloved American team was not favored in this game? Ghana had knocked the U.S. (single-handedly) out of the last two World Cups, and odds were, they were going to send the U.S….

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