Now that we have all had an opportunity to savor the celebratory mood that beckons in our planet's biggest party, it's time to whine about what's wrong with this World Cup.
Hey, someone has to do it.
Let's start with the Vuvuzela.
England has many a proud tradition. We Americans, obsessed with the new and the latest as we are, sometimes envy the English their connection to tradition and their deep sense of identity, their Englishness.
The Chicago Blackhawks won the Stanley Cup.‚ You probably heard about that. I even watched about 7 minutes of the final game. It was‚ exciting and well done to the Blackhawks. Over the course of the Stanley Cup playoffs, the Tribune published pages and pages of detailed Blackhawks coverage.