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World Cup in Tweets and Incoherent Ramblings



Want World Cup in one word? How about this? Massacres! What a string of unexpected, spectacular defeats! The Mighty Have Fallen. Hard… Spain, the king of the world, decimated by the Dutch and Chile…

England destroyed by Italy and Uruguay…

Portugal crushed by Germany and finished off by the tie with the USA.

Italy done in by Costa Rica and Uruguay…

And then it was Brazil: wrecked, nuked, completely decimated at the hands of the Germans, followed by another thorough humiliation by the Dutch! Oh my goodness, what the hell happened to you, Brazil? Even ballerinas are laughing.


Let’s look at the bright side, though. My $20 bet against Argentina yesterday won me a tenner. Yes, the bet was 2:1 in favor of Germany, and I was too cheap to bet more. However, all jokes aside, the Germans deserved to win–did you see that beautiful, gorgeous late goal? Argentina was indeed a close second. And the Dutch were the close third. Enjoy it one more time in its slomo glory.

The now-famous Brazilian fan graciously conceding the World Cup to the winners. Touching, But sad. But touching.  

Well, it was great while it lasted. Till 2018, then!


World Cup Is Over for Tim Howard and the Team USA, But…

World Cup 2014: Petition started to rename Washington-area airport after Tim Howard http://t.co/LlCWTQIhmL via @njdotcom — starflyergold (@starflyergold) July 2, 2014 Rename the nation’s main airport after the goalkeeper of a soccer team? The soccer team that lost? That guy had got to do something really amazing, like breaking the World Cup record with 16Continue Reading

Manaus, Brazil Part 2: Park Suites Manaus

  Previous Post: Manaus, Brazil. First Impressions: Photo Report, Part 1 Please note: Exchange rate was slightly better in Manaus than in Rio: ($1:R$2.26 vs. $1:R$2.20). At the end of my previous post I promised to talk about my impressions of Manaus as one of the 12 World Cup venues in Brazil. Having thought about itContinue Reading

Saturday Night Late: World Cup, “Suarezing” Edition

  Brazil Moment of Truth So, Chile is out and Brazil is in. Barely! In today’s game, Chileans came this close, no really, THIS CLOSE  to the win on 120th minute (that’s right!), when Pinilla fired a cannonball shot that smashed off the crossbar and made the heart of every Brazilian skip a beat. As a result of a 1:1Continue Reading

Manaus, Brazil. First Impressions: Photo Report, Part 1

  Previous posts from Brazil: Brazil World Cup 2014: Rio Photo Review: Sheraton Rio Hotel and Resort We flew to Manaus from Rio on TAM on 06.16. Since TAM is a One World partner now, and since we managed to get a direct flight, I redeemed our seats for 7,500 Avios each. A great bargainContinue Reading

World Cup 2014: There Are More Brazil Cities You Could Fly to from the US

This is a short addition to my previous posts about some very good availability that has recently opened up on American Airlines to Rio and Sao Paulo, as well as TAM and Azul for intra-Brazil flights right in time for the World Cup. See my previous posts here: AA & Azul Award Availability to WorldContinue Reading

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