I am not a Superfan. You won't find me wearing team shirts or as standard fixture in the stands watching any professional sport. If I watch a sporting event on TV it is in short spurts, rarely do I take the whole game in -- Except for two events; Olympic Ice Hockey and the FIFA World Cup (La Copa del Mundo for my Hispanic friends). The World Cup starts tomorrow and I'll watch as much as I can.
Although I'm not a native born American, U.S.A is my team. I like how the German coach Klinsman has transformed our attack. Unlike our previous rope-a-dope strategy of playing stingy defense and hoping for the miraculous counterattack (see Landon Donovan in 2010, or an own goal as was the case against Columbia in 1994), this year we can give anybody fits. For Brazil, it is obvious we fell into a tough group for the first games; we meet world powers Germany, Portugal, and also Ghana, who has eliminated us the last two World Cups. A steep hill to climb and all the better to tune in.
Official World Cup song by PitBull
Pitbull ft Jennifer Lopez & Claudia Leitte - We Are One (Ole Ola)(The Official 2014 World Cup Song) [Intro] - Clean HD from DJ Brandon Crites on Vimeo.
Wednesday, June 4, 2014
This is the second time I have featured the crazy Australian 10-foot Historical Skiffs in a header photo. To fit three grown adults in a 10 foot racing dinghy and pile on the sail area is bad-ass in the extreme. Here is a onboard video of one racing. Join me in marveling as the crew camps out in the back of this rolly-rolly bus downwind (sometimes you just have to sit on the transom). The action heats up at about 2 minutes into the video.