Messi! Cristiano! Etc.! – World Cup Elimination Open Thread

This World Cup has delivered: dynamite games (62% decided by one goal), no team looks unbeatable, two untraditional juggernauts (Belgium and Croatia), penalties penalties penalties… It should get even better in the knockouts, and what a start: a Messi – Cristiano doubleheader. You could argue about their greatness compared to

Farewell, Sweet Prince: World Cup Day 13

Good morning! Thank you for coming. I hope you had your cup of Joe and are ready for some intense lesser footy action. Group C and D will finish their group play today. As I was on my way home from work yesterday, I began reflecting on which World Cups I

Historical Badasses: Juana Azurduy

South America is known for a number of things - the Amazon, Simon Bolivar, the Andes mountains, Machu Picchu, and more - but something it doesn't always get enough credit for is its long and rich military history. From inter-tribal indigenous warfare to Spanish conquistadores to cultures rebelling against the shackles