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2010 FIFA World Cup Expert Picks: Finals Results

The deed is done. The month-long, quadrennial athletic tournament the U.S. doesn’t care about is now over. After a thrilling 64 matches, Spain has emerged victorious, handing the still-championship-less Netherlands their third loss in the last game. Spain won 1-0 (again) behind defense and almost literally last-minute heroics. There were a total of 14 yellow […]

2010 FIFA World Cup Expert Picks: Finals

The final round is here, and Paul the Octopus has weighed in. He has agreed with our staff, picking the Germans to take 3rd place and the Spanish to win it all. While Germany is a unanimous pick, the Netherlands were favored by two of the seven experts to win, perhaps because we (in general) […]

2010 FIFA World Cup Expert Picks: Semifinals Results

Paul the Octopus was right again; the cephalopod has now correctly picked the results of all six of Germany’s games in this World Cup. Remind me never to bet against a mollusk again. It was a hard fought match, but Spain prevailed 1-nil. The Netherlands won 3-2, though Uruguay made things a little interesting in […]

2010 FIFA World Cup Expert Picks: Semifinals

The Final Four of the soccer world is known, and they’re all hungry for victory. Uruguay is representing all of South America now, but the Dutch will look to build on their upset of Brazil. The Germans have been on an absolute tear, and have some beef with Spain over the European Championships. But of […]

2010 FIFA World Cup Expert Picks: Quarterfinals Results

We’re down to the Final Four, and anything could happen. That’s mostly because the referees keep interjecting themselves in controversial moments, especially in the Spain/Paraguay game. Uruguay defeated Ghana in penalty kicks while the Netherlands beat top-ranked Brazil, both from behind. Germany dissected Argentina, and Spain overcame a bevy of penalty kicks to beat Paraguay […]

2010 FIFA World Cup Expert Picks: Quarterfinals

Here we are at the Quarterfinals. This was the round that doomed Roger Federer twice in a row, and our staff of experts narrowly thinks the same will happen in the same round to #1 seed Brazil. Only the Dutch could be such favorites, at least before Spain gets a crack. By the way, Spain […]

2010 FIFA World Cup Expert Picks: Round of 16 Results

The Quarterfinals start Friday, and only one of the eight group winners will not be there. Guess which one it is. That’s right, it’s the world-famous disappointing soccer rejects, the Americans. They were the only SoB favored team to not win, and yours truly was the only one with the foresight to see that coming. […]

2010 FIFA World Cup Expert Picks: Round of 16

It’s now time for the Round of 16, kicking off with Uruguay and South Korea. There’s plenty of action between now and Tuesday, so turn on your TiVos (TiVoes?) and catch all of the action. I hear the North Korean squad’s execution will be broadcast live on ESPN2. With the Group Stages over, the SoB […]

2010 FIFA World Cup Expert Picks: Group Stage Results

After a couple of weeks of work, the Group stages of the 2010 FIFA World Cup are complete, with less than 24 hours between said completion and the Round of 16. There were plenty of surprises, with Japan making a surprise entry into the second round to face Paraguay, in what should be a fun […]

2010 FIFA World Cup Expert Picks: Group Stage

With the World Cup now underway, emotions are running high in the land of Mandela, the first in Africa to host the quadrennial tournament. Plenty of action is sure to come, especially in Group G, which contains both the world’s #1 (Brazil) and #3 (Portugal). Tough draw for North Korea to be in, to be […]