As if you didn't get enough World Cup coverage, I am here tonight because MicheladaTioRoberto has been forced to do work at inconvenient times for the Open Thread.
So, first things first. Following today's games, here is how the first two groups ended up:
GROUP A WINNER: Uruguay
GROUP A RUNNERUP: Russia
This week, while we were all watching the Germany-Sweden game in the World Cup, TWBS brought up a very good point about the timing of the game. Essentially, the fútbol game ended after 97 minutes when the ref had previously only given 5 additional minutes after the standard 90. Yes,
We are roughly halfway through the Group Stage with three more games on tap. Let's get right to it!
5:00 AM Pacific
Brasil v Costa Rica
Balls: Neither team looked particularly good in their last game. There are rumours
that Neymar is hurt. My sources tell me he merely has sand in his vagina.
I for one have loved this ridiculous tournament so far. I always go through a bit of withdrawal after the second round of games as we only get 2 start times next week with four games. Seriously, quit trying to have sportsmanship FIFA you are as crooked as a dog's
Into the next set of games! We have now seen everyone at least once and so conclusions can be drawn:
Nobody knows anything.
Sí se pudo.
No one team looks unbeatable.
This, to me, makes this a very exciting tournament. Wakezilla compared it to 2002 and that's a great point. That
What a tourney it's been so far, huh? Today we wrap up the first games for every team left and start with the second game for the hosts. This includes the first game for DFO Darlings
We've already had a few upsets including Mexico's victory over Germany and Brazil's tie with
Seriously though, the AFL did continue playing through the World Cup. And stuff happened! Let's get to it!
Welcome to Balls of Steel's AFL Beat!
The Round started, awkwardly for those that didn't read the AFL Beats on Monday and Tuesday, on Australian Thursday Night which meant Wednesday night/ Thursday
It is 2:30 AM Pacific as this post goes up. Yes, I'm awake. Hawthorn and Adelaide are about to have the First Bounce and in about 30 minutes, France will face Australia in their World Cup debuts.
There will be three more games back to back to back.
What can we
This is the moment we have all been waiting for!
Shut up, tWBS!
The wait is finally over and the real non-friendly games begin. We are starting at the ripe time of 4 AM Pacific because the Opening Ceremony to the 2018 World Cup begins at 6:00 AM Pacific and we need
As mentioned yesterday, the remaining intrigue of Round 12 was who would win the Queen's Birthday game held on Australian Monday between the Melbourne Demons and the Collingwood Magpies and how that would impact the standings.
LET'S GO TO THE VIDEOTAPE!
Oh kids, if you're a Pies supporter, you enjoyed this game!
Part One?!? Yes, part one. This is because it's the Queen's Birthday this weekend and Melbourne v Collingwood won't start until 10:20 PM Pacific on Sunday night and I have to open up a site for a contractor at 6:30 AM Monday morning and there's no way in hell I'm
Quite a few of us resident DFO Lesser Footy enthusiasts have Colombia as our sleeper of the tourney. Therefore, we've decided to split up the preview amongst us, roundtable style.
Without further ado,
Colombia invented the butt-lift jeans. Seriously.
Some places call them "levantapompis" or "magicola". Just know that if you see any