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On The Power Of Habit: The CONCACAF Octogonal Of 2022

I do not tend to feel, personally, that I have the credibility to attack people for being creatures of habit. Every week, I go into the grocery store and buy basically the same food to eat at work for snacks … Continue reading

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Book Review: Soccer Under The Swatstika

Soccer Under The Swatstika:  Stories Of Survival And Resistance During The Holocaust, by Kevin E. Simpson I have to admit that this is the first book I have ever read that focuses on soccer and its role in Nazi Germany … Continue reading

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World Cup 2018: How Much More Motivation Do You Need?

As someone who pays attention to soccer [1], it was both amusing and irritating for me to read recently that some unnamed players for the USA national soccer team claimed that the team did not do as well as it … Continue reading

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The 2017 Gold Cup: Halftime Report

As previously noted [1], right now the 2017 Gold Cup is playing, and as might be expected, this entry is for those who are at least casual soccer fans [2].  We are at the halfway point in the competition now, … Continue reading

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What Is The Gold Cup And Why Should You Care?

I admit that being a soccer fan in the United States is one of my more unusual interests [1].  In the summer of 2008, when I still lived in Tampa, I actually paid (not very much) to watch the Olympic … Continue reading

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The Re-Branding Of CONCACAF

I have a confession to make.  I like soccer [1].  I like it enough to have enjoyed watching it in sports bars, and enough to have seen a couple of games of the 2008 Olympic Qualifying tournament for North & … Continue reading

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Futbol Fever

I consider myself to be a casual fan of soccer (which most of the world calls football or some variant thereof), which in the United States makes me more passionate about the sport than just about anyone else [1]. Although … Continue reading

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Games People Play

This year’s Olympic Games have been full of actions that have been contrary to the spirit of maximum effort and a desire to win, as well as full of corruption on the side of judges. These scandals and controversies are … Continue reading

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A Random Conversation

One can learn a lot about people from what they want to look up on wikipedia. Today I had the opportunity of entertaining one of the students here who is working for part of the break, and who is fascinated … Continue reading

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Giving Credit Where Credit Is Due: The Vuvuzela

If you have been even a casual fan of soccer over the last few years, especially if you watched the World Cup in South Africa in 2010, you have heard the incessant buzzing of the vuvuzela. The vuvuzela is an … Continue reading

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