• Transcripts of the messages waiting for Shandon Anderson on his answering machine. Poor Karl Malone. [Zembla]
• Fun facts about each of the 16 teams in the World Cup's knockout round. Did you know that a Swedish playwright once tried to kill himself by running repeatedly into a tree? [I Dislike Your Favorite Team]
• A thorough epilogue on the United States performance in the World Cup. An impressive post for someone who just spent 11 hours in coach. [Miblog Weighs a Ton]
• A discussion of the officiating in the World Cup. Perhaps it's not as bad as Marcelo Balboa would have you believe. [The Fan's Attic]
• Joe Morgan got "an important phone call" that ended his ESPN chat session the other day. Fire Joe Morgan knows who was on the other end of the line. [Fire Joe Morgan]
• Did the Phillies chicken out by letting Brett Myers take the hill yesterday? [blinq]
• Okay, maybe Pat Riley wasn't so bad. A comparison of Riley and Tom Cruise breaking it down to the same song. [The Realests]
• There's a push to bring back Wichita State football, which would give us a whole other season to make shocker jokes. [The Wizard of Odds]
• A photo album of one guy's World Cup experience. I remain uncomfortable with the idea of flares in the stands. [Webshots]