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Keith Olbermann Has Seven Ways To Grow Soccer In The U.S.

Before this devolves into the inevitable flamewar (and it will; it's got Keith Olbermann, and it's about soccer in America, so it's going to be bad), take note of the pains Olbermann goes to to insist that he doesn't have a horse in this race. "I don't care," he says, "whether or not soccer succeeds or fails in this… » 7/02/14 11:45am 7/02/14 11:45am

The U.S. Lost And Everything Sucks

And that's how it ends, after a high-scoring, vein-popping extra time that provided the variety of heartbreak we never would have expected over the first 90: the sense that they could have done it. But that's the World Cup—could've-should'ves may provide moral victories, but they don't keep you warm for four years. » 7/01/14 7:05pm 7/01/14 7:05pm

IIHF To Change Rule That Gave U.S. Victory Over Russia

The U.S.'s shootout win over Russia on Saturday—and the accompanying canonization of T.J. Oshie—wouldn't have occurred if not for a disallowed goal late in regulation. The call was controversial, correct, and unfair. Now international hockey's governing body is making sure it doesn't happen again. » 2/18/14 10:36am 2/18/14 10:36am

Here's Why Russia's Third Goal Was Disallowed

Russia took a 3-2 lead in the third period after Fyodor Tyutin's blue-line goal, until they didn't. The goal was reviewed by officials, and because USA goalie Jonathan Quick slipped and knocked the net off of one of its moorings ever so slightly—look at the bottom of the left post—Tyutin's score was disallowed.… » 2/15/14 9:55am 2/15/14 9:55am

You'll Regret Watching This USA Rugby League Tribute

We were sent this musical tribute to the USA rugby league team, performed by The Wiggles, favorites of undiscerning children everywhere. I wasn't going to post it, except it's been running through my damn brain all day, and I thought maybe the only way to kill this earworm was to pass it on to you. So rock out,… » 11/07/13 6:59pm 11/07/13 6:59pm