There’s a lot of pressure on the Brazilian men’s soccer team at these Olympics after they crashed out of their own World Cup two years ago in a historic, humiliating 7-1 beatdown from Germany. Brazilian men have never won gold in Olympic soccer, so a first-time tournament win on home soil would redeem some of the…
Twenty-two people were killed yesterday in Iraq when bombs went off in a police officer's car, at a funeral, near a bakery, and at a soccer stadium, Reuters reports.
Iraqi militants have resorted to the lowest sort of psychological tactics in an attempt to break down our soldiers: bringing up Brett Favre.
To be a Dallas Cowboy cheerleader, you need exquisite dance technique, plenty of enthusiasm and poise, a vibrant personality and the ability to do high kicks and splits. Also, you should "look well-proportioned in dancewear." And you have to identify a country on Iraq's borders.
An Iraqi striker was shot in the head by a spectator just as he was about to score a game-tying goal against a rival. Holy crap. [BBC]
He eluded U.S. forces much longer than Saddam Hussein, but this 13-pound carp was finally brought to justice recently as part of Operation Catch Fish, on the grounds of Camp Slayer in Baghdad.
Julie Dermansky, a freelance photojournalist from New York, is currently embedded with the military in Iraq. She agreed to talk to Deadspin about the experience, which included a photo shoot with the Buffalo Bills Cheerleaders.
Julie Dermansky is a New York photojournalist currently on freelance assignment in Iraq, where her next-door neighbors in the Baghdad hotel in which she's staying happen to be the Buffalo Bills cheerleaders.
CBS golf analyst David Feherty: "I went to both Iraq and Mississippi. And I can tell you this, I'd rather go back to Iraq than Mississippi." [Yahoo Sports]
It's a beautiful day in Iraq. (Really!) The Iraqi soccer team brought some rare joy to a nation that's, uh, in some turmoil by winning the Asian Cup. Everyone's ecstatic, it's something to cheer about, it's a wonderful thing. And then.