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Some Thoughts on the 2014 FIFA World Cup Group Stages

Some Thoughts on the 2014 FIFA World Cup Group Stages

With this afternoon’s games, the group stages of the 2014 FIFA World Cup have come to a close.  32 teams went to Brazil and 16 are going home – with some already gone to face the music.  We can talk about the 16 teams that punched their tickets to the Round of 16, but let’s […]

Game of Thrones: Revenge & “The Children”

Game of Thrones: Revenge & “The Children”

All this season, we’ve seen characters all seeking revenge on others for crimes, both great and small.  The idea of finally paying back those who’ve slighted and hurt and killed the ones that were closest to them or the ones who dared to believe they could hurt you ran throughout much of the actions of […]

Life…One Tournament At A Time

Life…One Tournament At A Time

Originally posted on Fiero Fredo:
As I write this, the Euro 2012 tournament is going on in Poland and Ukraine.  Today France will take on reigning World and European champions Spain for the right to face Portugal in the Semi-Final Round.  Next month we’ll get the Olympics and, in two years, Brazil will host arguably…

Some Thoughts on “Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey”

Some Thoughts on “Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey”

Like many of you, I have my own history with science.  As a kid, I’d wonder why I’d shock myself whenever I reached for a metal handle in the wintertime.  I got older and would spend recess digging up the school’s yard, looking for the dinosaur bones I was sure were buried there (I’m sure […]

2014 FIFA World Cup Primer, Predictions & Pretty Pictures

2014 FIFA World Cup Primer, Predictions & Pretty Pictures

It’s back!  After four years and lots of sweat and heartache, 32 teams have punched their tickets to the tournament of tournaments.  The FIFA World Cup is, in my humble eyes, a better sporting event than the Olympics or the Super Bowl.  It’s 30 days of nothing but the best players and best teams fighting […]

Game of Thrones: Ancient Hatreds & “The Watchers on The Wall”

Game of Thrones: Ancient Hatreds & “The Watchers on The Wall”

Revenge is a difficult desire to live with.  A desire for it can come to define your life as well as the manner of your death.  Just look back at last week’s crushing defeat of Prince Oberyn Martell.  So engrossed he was in obtaining his revenge that he never saw his mistake until it killed […]

Arsenal Review: The Cesc Conundrum

Arsenal Review: The Cesc Conundrum

I hadn’t meant to write anything else about Arsenal until next season’s Premier League preview.  Honestly, as I write this, I’m more focused on things like the World Cup, summer movie season, the string of summer TV shows, paying attention to baseball and the like.  Sure, the silly transfer season stuff hangs somewhere in the […]