U.S. women vs. England: The game in Tweets

In the soccer equivalent of watching an aging heavyweight champion win a split decision over an outclassed journeyman, the U.S. women beat England 1-0 thanks to a Lauren Holiday cross, an Alex Morgan goal, and an errant flag. The general themes were: Why is Jill Ellis persisting in the experiment of Lauren Holiday and Morgan Brian as the central midfield? It didn’t work against France. The only reason it may have worked here was because the Lionesses attacked like shy kittens. Can everyone please stop talking about Hope Solo? Maybe the Hope Solo of the 2008, 2011 and 2012 finals would’ve knocked … Continue reading U.S. women vs. England: The game in Tweets

Explaining the World Cup vote using ‘NewsRadio’

Having failed in my effort to explain the World Cup vote using When Harry Met Sally, I’ll now explain it using a scene from NewsRadio in which Dave (Dave Foley) is England, the USA and Australia, while Bill (Phil Hartman) is every FIFA voter who claimed to be voting for said countries. In this episode, all employees secretly told Dave they were voting for him as news director. The results: Lisa (Maura Tierney) won a unanimous vote. Bill: Lisa and you were both strong candidates. There was really no way to choose between you two. Dave: Then why did every … Continue reading Explaining the World Cup vote using ‘NewsRadio’

Virtual Viewing Party: USA-England

You may have heard something about this game. Your hosts are Beau Dure and Jenna Pel, who covers the worldwide women’s game at All White Kit. Others from our rotating band of panelists may stop by. USA-England, 2:30 p.m. ET ABC/ESPN Deportes/Univision [iframe http://www.coveritlive.com/index2.php/option=com_altcaster/task=viewaltcast/altcast_code=c13556fd6a 500 600] Continue reading Virtual Viewing Party: USA-England