Holy cow, it’s here. This is it. Today. It’s for all the marbles. And who doesn’t want all of the marbles? Nobody. Or at least nobody who isn’t Argentinian or German. It’s Messi’s date with destiny. That’s the narrative. AND HOW DARE THE GERMANS TRY TO RUN COUNTER TO THE NARRATIVE? THE NARRATIVE IS ALL […]
You wanted more goals in the knockout rounds. Are you not entertained!? Wow that was an outburst by Germany yesterday. Today the Netherlands and Argentina hope to put on a show of their own but only one can march forward to face the Germans on Sunday.
Would be way better if it was day TWO, back to 2002. Anyways, our first semifinal features the two countries that met in the final back in that glorious year when Nelly and Celine Dion topped the charts. It’s Germany v. Brazil, here in the Bootroom (sponsored by CHEVROLET) CHEVROLET!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
No frills today. GET THE FUCK IN HERE AND COMMENT IT UP!!!! And did you SEE the crowd at Soldier Field?! The lineups are interesting. No Altidore OR Beckerman. Gulp. Enjoy! Belgium: Courtois, Alderweireld, Kompany (c), Vertonghen, Witsel, De Bruyne, Fellaini, Hazard, Mertens, Van Buyten, Origi. USMNT: Howard; Johnson, González, Besler, Beasley; Cameron, Jones; Bedoya, Bradley, Zusi; […]
You’re at work. I’m at home. I guess I kind of owe this to you don’t I? We’ll have a bootroom up for the USMNT match (no one will be working during that right?) but I’ll be parked on my couch to guide you through Messi’s continued coronation march. That or a pretty major upset.
If there’s anything you should know about us, it’s that we’re all about the Decalogue. So we’re not about to not keep holy the Sabbath. Well that’s what we’d try to pass off as our excuse for not getting a Bootroom up yesterday if we were liars. But, again, Commandments. I think we were clear […]
Loyal UF readers know this is a blog that has always been about the numbers, a real data-driven endeavor. We’ve long made it our mission to back up our wit and pithy analysis with cold, hard statistics. Or pictures of WAGs. Whatever works!
Honestly, I don’t really care too much about this afternoon’s matches. Not because I don’t really care, I’m just emotionally exhausted from this morning’s USA-GER match. USA is through to the knockout stages. That’s all that matters for me. The opponent will be whoever it will be the winner of Group H…Belgium, Algeria…doesn’t really matter. The […]
OK, people. This is the day we’ve all been waiting for. No, not the soccer game. It’s New York Kid’s birthday. And it’s a big one. But enough about that. Today is the day we’ve been dreading/waiting for for more than six months. USMNT v. Germany. Die Mannschaft against Die Klinsmannschaft. Are you actually going […]
Being a zombie website is fun. We have literally no expectations, so getting 500-1,500 views per day doesn’t bother us. We had a discussion on the e-mail thread the other day about how we failed (or sabotaged ourselves) in the monetization phase, mostly because I think we’re all really hipsters at heart. Anyway, Orr’s new […]
It’s a battle royale of two former champions. Two teams enter, one team goes on. England isn’t one of those teams. They go home regardless. But in the early games Italy take on Uruguay, and with Costa Rica already assured passage to the knock-outs, that leaves room for only one of two countries that have […]
I don’t know how to recover from yesterday. I feel like we need a national mourning period. In the abstract, we’re still in good shape with 4 points. In reality the likely scenarios, given our group opponents, are not a font of optimism. We were maybe 15 seconds away. And that it was Cristiano Ronaldo […]
Better late than never right? What do you expect from a third-rate zombie blog? The World Cup rolls on with Group H action followed tonight by a pretty straightforward proposition for the USMNT. Win and they are into the knockout rounds.
Can you believe it has only been ten days? We’ve reached just the second weekend of the tournament and already we’ve had what seems like a whole World Cup full of goals, upsets, and excitement. And bewbz. Don’t forget those. Day ten features three matches that appear pretty clear-cut on paper. But, in a tournament […]
It’s about perfect that nobody watched or cared about the Japan-Greece match last night. Clearly, the UF audience knows that, when Greece plays, it ain’t gonna be the beautiful game. Today should help make up for that abomination. Italy v. Costa Rica, noon EDT, ESPN All you need to know about this match is this… […]
Not a lot to say on this one. Even with the opening game loss, just a draw against Japan keeps Greece very much alive. One point here and a win against Cote d’Ivoire and they’d be through (assuming Colombia don’t lose to Japan… and that’s probably not a safe assumption because nothing in Brazil is). […]
Still a whole lot to play for in Group D (also known as Italy’s group). England fans will have been disappointed by the result against Italy in their opener in the jungle, but many were encouraged by the early attacking impetus shown by the Three Lions before they succumbed to Pirlo, Balo, and the Amazon […]
HOORAY!!!! Finally things are back where they should be. The world has returned to a natural order. The sun is in the sky, the birds are chirping and the pancakes taste extra good. Not because we finally get real football today. It’s because Paul Scholes won the Player of the Month award, of course. This […]
I have no idea what Blues Clues is because I have no children. But, I do know that today’s marquee matchup between the royal blue of Chelsea and the sky blue of Manchester City will give all of us some clue as to how the squads will perform this season. Chelsea has been rampant against […]
I’ve been a mess the last few days. Between insane long days working for the Man, coupled with the inability to spend time getting any thoughts together for today’s match, and then losing my Internet, it’s been a borderline meltdown for someone with my brand of OCD. When I’ve slept, it’s dreams of Bale working […]
So it’s Halloween weekend. I have no life and, therefore, no plans to go out dressed like Spongebob or anything like that. Luckily, there are 30 soccer matches on various outlets today to keep me happy. The biggest of the day in England has to be Manchester United against Spurs. Both are fighting to stay […]
European football is back to full strength this weekend as La Liga finally strolls onto the stage, fashionably late as always. This will be the first real look at Galacticos 2.0 and a Blaugrana Zlatan. But, that may be overshadowed by the big matchup of the weekend as Arsenal take on at Old Trafford. The […]