World Cup 2014: OK, England, it's time to 'Bring It Home'

The 2014 World Cup in Brazil just around the corner, beginning next week on 12 June. Every participating country is still in the running and, just like Lloyd Christmas in Dumb and Dumber, they all still have a chance. For England, however, 2014 couldn’t have come soon enough in order to quickly erase the disaster […]

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From the Friday Vault – The Crystal Maze

Oddly, this weeks From the Friday Vault selection, The Crystal Maze, comes out of the fact that I was watching Rocky Horror Picture Show earlier this week on Halloween. At this point, you’re probably trying to figure out the connection. While it is sometimes pretty scary how my mind works, for those that remember this […]

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Greece vs. Germany: Better match-up in EURO 2012 or EURO 425 B.C.?

Looking at the groupings for the EURO 2012, the European Championships that begin today, one can probably guess that Greece will not be playing Germany in the knockout stages. You never know, however, as it’s quite possible the 2004 Euro champion will make it out of Group A and advance. Even though Germany is in […]

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Super Bowl tailgating do's and don'ts – a British perspective

As the world prepares for today’s ‘big game’ (evidently, we’re not allowed to call it by its real name due to potential copyright infringement), there are those that take the art of tailgating as serious as they take the game. With all the festivities going on this week leading up to the game, having heard […]

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Downton Abbey – Dowager Countess' say the darndest things

Everyone in America seems a bit down today. Some realize that after the Super Bowl next Sunday, the American football season is over until Fall. While some have hope with the knowledge that pitchers and catchers report in a little over two weeks, others realize baseball season is, officially, still two months away. Personally, I’m […]

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World Cup 2010 – Is it soccer or football?

Interchanging these two words anywhere outside the United States is just a bit more dangerous than pronouncing the word ‘tomato’ or ‘potato’ differently. Using the word soccer to reference football outside the USA can put you at immediate risk of ridicule or bodily harm. I’m trying to understand this, especially as we begin the month-long […]

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England pulls out all stops in host bid for 2018 World Cup

Ok, it’s only :40 but, still, it’s new Wallace & Gromit, which is always a good thing. Seems as though England is pulling out all the stops in trying to secure the country as host for the 2018 World Cup. It’s classic already for the simple reason it comes from the folks at Aardman Animations, […]

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