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Finding the Funny in the World Cup

Categories: Latest News
Posted: June 23, 2014

Yesterday the US Men’s National Team was seconds away from a historic victory in the World Cup when Portugal tied the match with mere seconds remaining. What a blow to the American team and its legion of fans, looking forward to celebrate the team’s advancement to the next round. When the US takes on Germany on Thursday, there will be enormous pressure on the Red, White and Blue.
To blow off steam yesterday, I browsed the Web for comedy posts related to all things fubol. Here’s what I found.
(1) Here’s a Mentalfloss article detailing the wild demands made by teams involved in the World Cup. Which team asked for baskets of bananas to be delivered daily to its team members? You can find out here.
(2) Comedy Central made a video in support of the U.S. efforts in the World Cup. Check out Stephen Colbert, Key and Peele, Jon Stewart and more in celebrating the US.

(3) Or check out this hilarious spoof of England’s Wayne Rooney. His corner kick goes awry and ends up in a very interesting place. Watch it here.

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It’s World Cup Time!

Categories: Latest News
Posted: June 16, 2014

The biggest show on earth started a few days ago in Brazil. That’s right the FIFA World Cup is underway. Thirty-two teams are vying to be crowned world champion of soccer (or football or futbol in other countries). In fact, the United States plays Ghana later today in its first round match-up. While the US has made the championship over the last two decades, experts aren’t giving the Red, White and Blue much of a chance to advance.
New York–with over 800 languages spoken and hundreds of nationalities–is celebrating World Cup fever. And, there are plenty of bars and restaurants where you can watch the action. Eater breaks down a top 11 restaurants. Even the Hummus Place in my Greenwich Village neighborhood installed a TV so diners may catch every moment of action. The Huffington Post lays out the best places to watch matches depending on which country you are cheering for. And, Time Out New York weighed in on the best bars to get a peek of the action.
Wherever you watch, enjoy!

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