Today this is the greatest thing ever.
Travel Writing is in need of some disruption. Yeah I said it.
The best part is the guys face. I dislike hugs from people I know and love. Can’t imagine random bro trying it.
30 Seconds From Glory
In 2013 as the Miami Heat desperately attempted to mount a comeback against the Spurs with seconds ticking down, they managed to tie it thanks to the most famous shot of the last few years. I felt devastated but hopeful. There was still overtime, and failing that, there was still Game 7— albeit in Miami.
Before the series, if you offered me this scenario I’d have gladly taken it. Still, it hurt to be so close to glory. So close to a championship and have it snatched away at the death.
And so it is again in this 2014 World Cup. In this case glory is a berth in the knockout round. The game 7 is instead a match with Germany on Thursday. Instead of home court advantage, the Germans have an extra day of rest combined with not having played in a jungle.
The US played the best World Cup game I’ve ever seen them play. Even the wins against Portugal and Mexico in 2002 weren’t this awesome. And yet, this wasn’t as good because the result wasn’t as good. I am excited and sad at the same time. Hopeful and scared at the same time.
I cannot wait for Thursday.
I love this World Cup
Listen to me and internet friend @smalltimesports talk about this and the rest of the World Cup here.
Hey so Chris Hockman and I talked about the most incredible World Cup first week ever. Well, at least since as far back as we remember.
Topics in approximate order of conversation:
- Best Week Ever: goals!
- Brazil v Mexico
- Mexico in qualifying
- Friendlies and if they matter
- Holland v Spain fallout
- Rise of the 5-3-2
- Aussies looked better than expected
- Group predictions
- Revenge as motivation?
- NASL talk
Sean Hernandez (local musician and Man Utd enthusiast) joins me to preview the World Cup 2014, USMNT, and make stupid predictions. All while drinking beer.
The weekend is for coding y’all. In my case, it is for jiggering with the podcast pages for the fledgeling network I have had little time to nurture: Josephine Street Podcasts.1 Being the lazy guy that I am I made sure I don’t need to double post when I post a new show of Deranged Pengwin or Cooler Chronicles. And I did. You can find links to all the recent shows we’ve done on all four podcasts. The rest can be found on the individual sites.
The other part of the day was spent making sure Deranged Pengwin 2 looks pretty.
Y’all take a look, let me know what you think. Especially all you phantom listeners out there.
Podcasting is at the same stage that blogging was circa 2005. Everyone is getting in on it. Every comedian you know or every have heard has a show, is planning a show, or has been on Marc Meron’s show. Every wanna-be Jim Rome with #HotSportsTakes is filling up hard drives with recycled ESPN takes too.
I am no different from these people. In fact, the next show in the works is a World Cup one.
Incisive Pass. Coming Soon.
Watch this space,
This was the first Finals I watched. I turned down a trip to Fiesta Texas to watch game 7. I rooted for Houston, because of the Texas connection. It was great when they won but felt hollow, as that wasn’t MY team that won it.