Blame it on England and Kobe

The other day a friend of mine, while congratulating me for finally getting into the world’s favorite substitute for war, wondered why the hell North America calls it “soccer” as opposed to football, which is what everyone else calls it. “What is a soccer anyway?” Well, friend, I have looked into this one. Apart from … Continue reading

Running World Cup Diary: England v USA – Nigeria v. Argentina; all day, all day – part 1

10:30 am And we’ve arrived at Mags’ place in beatific Greenpoint…Mags is here with Ms. BarmyArmy, Cool Tom (as distinguished from me), Robby, and more to come. I’m tardy because I stupidly decided to dribble a soccerball all the way from my apartment two blocks away. To say the least, I got it lodged under … Continue reading

Running World Cup Diary: England v USA; all day, all day

Join The Venuist and MagsBarmyArmy all day as the Voices brings you a running diary of all today’s action. Follow the action here, at the VENUIST blog. -T*V