Category Archives: Soccer

Making College Football Better With The Help Of European Football

(Editors note: the Van Gundy is happy to welcome Charles Barnard to our staff. If his first article is any indication of things to come, Bill Simmons may have competition for the position of Sports Czar.) When it comes to … Continue reading

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The Problem With Referees, Umpires, And Anyone Who Makes Judgments

Hey ref, you suck!  Ever been to a live sporting event and not heard that at one point or another? Maybe it wasn’t said just like that, or maybe the word ump (or judge, or stripes, or Dick Bavetta) was … Continue reading

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Juergen Klinsmann and the American Foreign Relations Sports Initiatives

In honor of the USMNT’s hiring of German Juergen Klinsmann (a brilliant—yet one year too late—move), I thought I’d make a list of other ways American sports can be bettered by looking beyond our borders. I call them my American Foreign … Continue reading

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Copa de America Chaos

VINOTINTO The nickname of the Venezuela National Football team literally translates to “wine-color.” The team wears burgundy uniforms, but I think “wine-color” is a more appropriate name for the unis because if you are a fan of Venezuelan football, you have … Continue reading

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Is Women’s Soccer About To Take Off? (I Hope Not)

I spent the last two days planning on writing on the MLB All Star Game and then the ESPYs Awards. I figured one is a “Summer Classic” and the other includes major sports stars from every sport, so it must … Continue reading

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Dear Women of the World (A Chauvinist’s Apology)

Dear Women of the World (with exception to Marta), Today, July 10, 2011, I would like to formally apologize for being sexist, chauvinistic, and flat out stupid. Oh, and also for farting so often in bed (that part is specifically … Continue reading

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Women’s World Cup: Ten Tips For Viewing Enjoyment

So the FIFA Women’s World Cup is here. Are you, like many sports fans, unsure how to make the most out of the experience? Here are ten tips to help you make the most out of this once-every-four-years (I assume) … Continue reading

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