1. FIFA World Cup 2010: What England Need To Do To Save Their 2010 Tournament

    Today, I looked at the odds of England not making it out of their World Cup group on Wednesday, and I can get 6/4. That's pretty good money, if you consider that they were favorites to walk it before the tournament started...

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  2. Mon Dieu! France Are Useless: 2010 World Cup Day Six Recap

    What a day for the World Cup! Argentina were brilliant, France certainly weren't, and Greece won their first game in World Cup history...

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  3. FIFA World Cup 2010 Beauty and the Beast: Argentina Hammer South Korea

    Diego Maradona may dislike Michel Platini, and he may think that Pele belongs in a museum, but the way his Argentinian football team passed and moved in the 4-1 thrashing of South Korea, ...

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  4. Swiss Clocks Spain: World Cup Round-Up, Day Six

    Wow. You could almost see the Swiss jumping around in the streets of Geneva and Zurich after they upset Spain, that is, if they weren’t too busy making money from hedge funds and insurance...

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  5. World Cup Day Five Results: North Korea Shows They Aren't A Dog

    It could have been the Michigan vs Appalachian State of World Cup football. But sadly, it wasn't. North Korea held Brazil for the first half, conceded two goals, and managed to pull one back—but then time ran out...

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  6. Texas Big 12 Conference: Scuppered by the Longhorn, Expansion Dies

    It shouldn't have been as exciting as it was. According to sources who talked to the VFA on Tuesday, the decision to keep Texas in the Big XII had been made Texas' governor last week, so we shouldn't have been battling it over...

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  7. 2010 FIFA World Cup Day Four Results: Italy, Holland Get Lucky

    Well, Holland started the tournament with a lucky goal, Japan had a historic World Cup Finals win, and Italy and Paraguay drew in such conditions it was somewhat surprising not to see 1,000 fans riding through the middle of the pitch on an ark...

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  8. Algeria's New Robert Green: World Cup Day 3

    We've just finished the third day of the World Cup and at least there's one person to laugh at other than Robert Green: Algeria 'keeper Faouzi Chaouchi...

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  9. College Football Conference Expansion: A Name-Changing Narrative

    We'd just like to tell you that we at the VFA are not only news breakers, we're news makers. When we heard about the Big expansion, we couldn't believe our ears when Pac-10 'commish' Larry Scott gave us a call...

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  10. USA vs. England World Cup: An England Fan Writes

    Anger. Rage. Upset. That's how I feel. I shouldn't feel angry and upset. I should have known. Ever since I've been supporting them, England seem to be awful in the first game of the first round of the World Cup...

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  11. England, Oh England: World Cup Day Two Thoughts

    It's hard to think about about anything else on a day when England are playing a World Cup game other than: How will England do tonight? Well, we're marginally more happy than Nigeria ...

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  12. World Cup Results 2010: Day One

    After an exhilarating pre-tournament party on Friday and a heart-warming opening ceremony (although our thoughts are with Nelson Mandela, whose great-granddaughter died in a car crash died on Thursday,) we actually got some football to watch...

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  13. Oh Dear, USC

    Right now, it seems to be only Oregon who's a more beaten-up program than USC in college football. Oregon is beaten up because their starting quarterback couldn't keep his hands to ...

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  14. 2010 FIFA World Cup: World Cup, World Importance

    We've been waiting for this for four years. And now, it starts. The celebration concerts and the opening ceremony will be over. The real business of football begins. It's World Cup time, and you don't want to miss a thing...

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  15. Now We've Got Nebraska, What Else Can We Steal?

    As you might learn if you bothered looking at the View From (North) America's our account, we're quite prodigious on the old computer, Twitter's been alive since the news that on Friday, ...

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  16. Jeremiah Masoli: What A Waste of Talent

    If there's a bigger waste of talent in college football this year than Oregon's former quarterback Jeremiah Masoli, then please let us know...

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  17. Hey, NCAA Football: Expand This!

    Now that this expansion business seems to be in full swing, with every "big swinging dick" (Michael Lewis' quote, not mine) in college football stating their opinion on where everyone ...

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  18. Firesuits Away! How NASCAR dealt with racing's latest tussle

    It's only June, folks, but we at the View From North America think we might just have heard the quote of the year from Joey Logano after his late-race fracas with NASCAR Sprint Cup series leader Kevin Harvick, which saw JoeLo's No...

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  19. I Just had a College Football Dream....

    Oh dear God. I just had a dream about the Penn State vs Alabama game. A friend and I (some guy wearing a mock Bear Bryant hat but in no way cared about college football) were 14-0 up and 'Bama scored to make it 14-6, and then they missed the extra point.

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  20. Why I Hate the College Football Off-season

    It's been about a month since I wrote something - and for those of you who still read this blog - and thank you to those who do - and you know what? It's been quite a struggle. I'm just not that excited yet...

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  21. FedEx Flies out of Orange Bowl Sponsorship

    As a Penn State fan, it's difficult to think of the words "FedEx Orange Bowl" without thinking back to THAT Penn State-Florida State game in early 2006 that sealed a wonderful 12-1 2006 season...

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  22. Penn State's Blue/White Game Springs Forth Worries

    I didn't see the Blue/White Game, but according to several reports, no one's talking up the prospects for the 2010 team after seeing the first really public performance of the players...

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  23. 2010 College Football: Will Georgia Have a Good Quarterback This Season?

    First of all, we know that there will be somebody standing over center for Georgia next season, ready to take orders from offensive coordinator Mike Bobo. However, at the moment, the Bulldogs' options aren't too pretty or lengthy...

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  24. NCAA Football Has Some Questions To Answer

    On the first Thursday of the NCAA season you won't be able to wear black make-up, start your special teams in a wedge block, or taunt your opponent if you score...

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  25. Tim Tebow To Steelers Article Reaction: An Answer

    Having just written an article that's already sparked nearly 40 posts and over 1,500 reads—most of them telling me that I'm not a Steelers fan, that I don't know what I'm talking ...

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