The U.S. is one of five countries vying to host the 2022 World Cup.Soccer's international governor body, FIFA is expected to make the announcement today.Chicago hosted a few matches the last time the U.S. hosted the World Cup in 1994.
The final sections of Stephen Malkmus' July interview with Sound Opinions focus on Pavement's break-up and musical legacy. Malkmus also explains how a certain Chicagoan was instrumental in getting the band to re-unite.
Here's the appreciation for Dick Buckley that aired on WBEZ this morning: Hearing this fanfare was part of a weekly ritual for jazz lovers for years. It's how Dick Buckley routinely started his Sunday show.
Back in the 80s, Ruud Gullit was one of my idols. Gullit was a colorful character then, with his trademark dreadlocks and a nascent rap career. I was thrilled to see him on ESPN now, after 20 years. At first, though, he was struggling to find his rhythm as an analyst.
Now, I have to admit that I did not watch every game in the tournament. If Paraguay and Japan's 0-0 draw, or Slovakia's 1-1 draw with New Zealand, or Switzerland's 0-0 draw with Honduras were better, please let me know.