France and England boast top talents in their ranks that include some of the most successful footballers at the club level, world class names who where instrumental in winning their local league this past season.‚ And yet neither side has managed to capitalize on the hype; to the contrary, each has
"¢ A great second-half performance by the U.S. after underestimating Slovenia leading up to the tournament and the game (more on that in a second).‚ You hate to blame the referee.‚ Teams should assume there will be mistakes and find a way to win despite the officials.
After the pulsating USA v. Slovenia match on Friday, England played out a dreadful 0-0 draw with Algeria in what was, arguably, the worst game of the World Cup so far (oops -- I forgot about France v. Uruguay).‚ What is it about England?
Anyone out and about in Chicago's Loop today quickly found themselves‚ immersed in sea of sports fans wearing a rainbow of jerseys.‚ There were jerseys for the Cubs, the Sox, Brazil, Arsenal, Mexico, Chelsea, Argentina, and of course, the Blackhawks, the Blackhawks, and even more Blackhawks.
Our Flickr group members must all be playing hooky today- they all seem to be at the Blackhawks' parade! Check out this slideshow of photos that have been pouring in. To add yours, simply submit to our pool and tag your photos blackhawks and parade.
We collected a bunch of random celebrations last night from areas of the city. Andrew Gill put together some of the best, including two women who are insisting him to pan down to show them shaking their booties. Weird. Go Blackhawks.