Category Archives: World Cup

We Don’t Need No Stinkin’ Badges! Or Do We?

During the NBA Finals this year I did something I never thought I’d do. I intentionally checked in on Foursquare when I wasn’t planning to go somewhere, just to get a badge. For the finals between the Lakers and Celtics, the NBA partnered with Foursquare to offer team badges. “Go Lakers!” comments with any check-in earned the user a Lakers badge; “Go Celtics!” comments earned the Celtics badge. Continue reading

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Is Luis Suarez the New Steve Bartman?

Where to start? If you follow me on Twitter or we’re friends on Facebook, you saw my tweets and posts during today’s soon-to-be-classic World Cup quarterfinal matchup between Ghana and Uruguay. And if you know me, you know that I … Continue reading

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On Beer and Socc–er, Football: Watching the World Cup in Brooklyn

Despite soccer being an afterthought for most American sports fans, Americans do welcome one thing when the Cup comes around — the opportunity to stir up their hidden jingoism around the U.S. Men’s National Team and, of course, find a place to drink, watch and cheer with other crazy Americans who’ve never previously had an interest in soccer. Continue reading

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