Posted by: vftmom247 | 2014/07/01


Mine is coming regarding the World Cup, but doggone it, Virginia beat me to it! Excellent job!!!!

Roses in the Rubble

Football_Pallo_valmiina-cropped (2)“The Rules of soccer are very simple: if it moves, kick it.  If it doesn’t move, kick it until it does.”  (Phillip Abraham Woosnam (1932-2013)

National teams are kicking their way into the World Cup Quarter & Semi-Finals.  For my (sometimes uneducated) American buddies, just making it from regional play into the tournament of 32 teams is HUGE. To keep going to the knockout stage (especially when placed in “Groups of Death” with globally top-rated teams)  also marks a HUGE achievement.

The 2014 World Cup has seen incredible action – upsets (recent Champs Spain & powerhouses like Portugal & Italy & England already off home), surprises (go Costa Rica! go Columbia!, Greece making it to the Knockout stage for the 1st time, ever), incredibly tense matches (literal last second plays & goals, overtimes, penalty kicks) – & stellar soccer moments to savor.

So, it’s just a game. Football (as most…

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