2014 World Cup in 3 Weeks!

May 19, 2014 § Leave a comment

The World Cup is probably the only occasion where nationalistic pride is actually a good thing. No sporting event has a greater impact in a country than the World Cup. Even if you don’t like soccer, there is no reason why you should not root for your home team. I actually feel bad for the players who will be playing in Brazil, because they have to bear the burden of their countries and people. Everyone remembers the tragic story of Columbian player Escobar, who was murdered by his country’s drug lords after he accidentally scored an own goal to doom his team’s chances. 

Americans tend to dismiss the World Cup, mostly because they usually don’t do well in it. However, I am sure they will tune in in droves if the team advances into the final or better yet wins the whole thing. A historic victory in Brazil could even help soccer supplant football as the king of American sports. Americans love a winner after all. The World Cup will start on June 12 in Rio, Brazil. Check out 2014 World Cup Group Stage Predictions

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Happy Mother’s Day!

May 11, 2014 Comments Off on Happy Mother’s Day!

“On Mother’s Day, I have written a poem for you.  In the interest of poetic economy and truth, I have succeeded in concentrating my deepest feelings and beliefs into two perfectly crafted lines: You’re my mother, I would have no other!”  Forest Houtenschild

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Why is there no professional circuit for wrestling?

May 8, 2014 § Leave a comment

Given its long history, it is a surprise that competitive wrestling (excluding things like WWF and MMA) is still mostly an amateur sport. There is no legitimate professional circuit for wrestlers. I don’t know why this is the case, as wrestling is very popular in high schools and universities. Also, there have been many great wrestlers with strong personalities. I will admit the rules are a little difficult to grasp, but this sport has action to satisfy both live spectators and TV viewers. If niche sports like billiards and bowling have professional leagues and tournaments, why couldn’t wrestling?

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