¡!¡!¡!¡!ATTN¡!¡!¡!¡! fans of soccer, Футбол, futebol, voetbal, football, calcio, fútbol, Fußball, fotbaloví, piłka nożna, 足球, sokker, فٹ بال, and all the rest…the grand tournament we’ve all been waiting for is finally upon us: THE 2014 FIFA WORLD CUP. The United States drew a rather tough grouping this time around: Group G, alongside Germany, Portugal, and Ghana. But it looks like they have a decent team again this year and, who knows, perhaps they’ll muster up some magic.
The question now for all of EMP’s fair readers is, where does one go online to see the games (the local tavern will surely get some business this month during the games)? This is tricky for those of us without a cable television subscription. Any and all suggestions for making the games come home in real time will be greatly appreciated.
Now go bust out your classic Stiga table soccer game (by far the greatest game ever made), and get psyched for the Cup. Game on!
And this wonderful 13min14sec clip from “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver,” brought to my attention by EMP’s own SMersy, is a must-see. Hilarious yet tragic and still, somehow, capable of motivating the masses for the games.