Paul Defeats Mani in Psychic Battle…Also, Spain Wins World Cup

This post originally from http://www.venuing.com/voices. It’s understandable that people watching the World Cup on Sunday may have thought that they were watching two European football powers duking it out for a golden trophy on the African continent. In actuality we were all watching a battle that raged across the psychic hinter-realms. The true combatants: Paul the … Continue reading

Roja vs. Oranje

For those of you living under a rock, Spain have just beaten Zee Germans and propelled themselves into the World Cup final match against the Netherlands. La Furia Roja vs Oranje, a battle of fiery colors. Who will prove to be more combustible in the race for the Cup? For more from this article, go … Continue reading

Brazil Ousted by Oranje

This post originally from Venuing Voices. Brazil’s second best export [for the first see: super models] was sent packing today by the Netherlands in their orange jerseys. Jumping out to an early 1-0 lead, Brazil then gave the Dutch its own equilizer when Felipe Melo headed the ball into his own goal. “You know, I’m … Continue reading

2010 World Cup Football [see also: soccer] Power Rankings: ‘Committee For Who Wins’ takes on Week 3

Hey Venuers, how you doing? Still balling? Thought so… K, so, look. We’re all pretty pissed about this whole “World Cup thing” at this point…. I mean, am I wrong or am I wrong? Not saying the lot of us wouldn’t do the whole thing over again if we could, mind you. Matter of fact, … Continue reading

2010 World Cup-tastrophe – ‘Down and Out in Albion’, or ‘Germany! Germany! Germany!’

Still reeling from the shock and horror of the three lions dismal and depressing performance against Zee Germans on Sunday, I was in full agreement with YT Crooks’ Venuing article regarding “Your Sport has a Serious Fucking Problem.” Bravo Sir! The dinosaur that we know as FIFA is finally actually ‘considering’ goal line technology and … Continue reading

US Eliminated, FIFA Victorious

FIFA unveiled its most devious plan yet to defeat the US: fair officiating. And sadly, it worked. Without the spark of having to overcome immense odds and stolen goals, the US proved horribly ineffective against Ghana. I guess the “never say die attitude” only works when you’re being prevented from winning by outside forces, not … Continue reading

The Devil’s Advocate: Diving [in Soccer]

Those of you watching the World Cup this year, and possibly watching high level, competitive soccer for the first time, may have noticed the theatrics employed by certain soccer players. They get tackled, bumped, nudged, looked at, and all of a sudden they are flying through the air or rolling on the ground. When these … Continue reading

2010 World Cup Football [see also: soccer] Power Rankings: The ‘Committee For Who Wins’ decides

Hey Venuers, how you doing? Still balling? Thought so… And btw, caught your breath yet? Holy mackerel, ten beers and nigh 36 hours ago, US Soccer made The Venuist entirely forget that the NBA Finals ever happened. Too bad the that Peanuts’ gang of Charlie Brown look-a-likes (see also: Slovenia) couldn’t come along for the … Continue reading

Saturday/Saturday: Another Season Gone

So yet another Premiership season is over; Chelsea emphatically crowned themselves Premiership Champions last Sunday by thumping Wigan 8-0. Man U tried in vain at home with a 4-0 win over Stoke, but the Blues results left no doubt about who is cream of the crop this year. They notably collected the Golden Boot (Drogba … Continue reading

World Cup Pre-Preview

For those of you who don’t know, the World Cup is this year, and no that isn’t a beer pong tournament or a joxygen show down. It’s the grandest stage of competition for soccer, a sport aptly referred to as “football” outside of the U-S-of-A. If all of this is news to you, then I … Continue reading