Archive for the ‘Sports’ Category

American Exceptionalism: Why French People Should Root for USA in the Women’s World Cup

July 12, 2011

From Slate…

“Your French team has had a fine little run to the semifinals, a much better streak than anyone expected, or than they really deserve. Do you really want them to stand in the way of America’s Manifest Destiny? I didn’t think so.”

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Greatest Sports Competition of the Year

July 12, 2011

Women’s World Cup: USA vs. Brazil Quarterfinal

“I have no words. Phenomenal. The goal and then the PKs. Someone is writing this book. There is something about the American attitude to find a way to win. Unbelievable.” U.S. head coach Pia Sundhage