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Month: July 2018

Ep 82: A Brazillion stories

Hey all! We’re really excited about this week’s episode. Carol and Dave were joined by Patch, who is not only Brazilian and a soccer fan (but I repeat myself), but even worked at the 2014 World Cup! She shares some incredible stories and well as gives her opinions on the world of soccer, Neymar, and just who deserves a star on their crest. We had a ton of fun, and hope you enjoy it as much as we did.

Here’s the Brazilian fan eating his flag during the 7-1 route against Germany in 2014:
https://www.sbnation.com/lookit/2014/7/8/5882339/brazils-demise-as-told-by-one-fan-losing-his-damn-mind

And here’s an article on the Neymar alphabet, with an added bonus of a hilarious KFC ad:
http://www.euronews.com/2018/07/13/designer-creates-alphabet-with-pictures-of-neymar-s-falls

Ep 81: … And Other Crimes Against Soccer

What’s that? We’re back again so soon? You bet we are! This week, Dave and Carol dive into the controversy over Russia’s success this World Cup, and whether or not it’s deserved. Then Carol has dug up some more interesting World Cup History. First, what was going on with that Zinedine Zidane headbutt in 2006? And a look at the Anschluss game between West Germany and Austria in 1982. Here’s to more good history!

Let’s start off with what you all come here for, advertisements! Here’s the 2018 Nike World Cup ad which was focused on Brazil:

Here’s the 1998 ad that that was referenced in the one above:

Just for fun, here’s a couple other favorites of ours. There’s the 2010 Write The Future ad:

And finally 2014’s Winner Stays On ad:

Here’s Zinedine Zidane’s legendary goal in the 2002 UCL Final:

This is an article on the British tabloids using lip readers after Zidane’s headbutt:
https://www.dw.com/en/read-my-lips-a-world-cup-mystery-unfolds/a-2086131

Here’s the USA Today article on Russia’s doping history:
https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/columnist/brennan/2018/07/02/world-cup-russias-surprising-success-obscuring-history-cheating/752651002/

This is the Wikipedia article on the Disgrace of Gijon:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Disgrace_of_Gijón

And finally, here’s the Simpson’s clip that is a fair representation of what that game looked like:

Ep 80: Getting Robbed

Let’s get back into the swing of things, shall we. Well, sort of. In this – slightly delayed – show, Dave and Carol talk about the World Cup group stage. They have some thoughts on Germany. Also, what exactly is this fair play rule that Senegal was eliminated by? And finally, Carol decide to dig into some World Cup history. More to come soon!

German coach Joachim Low is pretty gross. How gross? This gross:

Just how many tiebreakers come before the fair play rule? Let’s let FIFA explain:
https://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/tie-breakers-for-russia-2018-groups

And finally, here’s what the original World Cup Trophy looked like:

Pele holding the Jules Rimet trophy (Getty Images)

And, of course, the real hero here is Pickles:

Pickles the dog and owner Dave Corbett pose alongside where they found the trophy (Getty Images)

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