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Heads Held High: The USA’s Triumphant World Cup

Early on the morning of June 21, 2002, just two hours after watching England lose 2-1 to Brazil in the Quarter-Finals of the World Cup, and on just about no...
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Alexei Lalas as he never dared imagine: defending against Brazil's Romario in the 1994 World Cup in the USA - on July 4, no less.

World Cup Allegiances: Why I Support The USA

It’s that time when every expat’s thoughts are presumed to turn to their home country. I’m talking about the World Cup Finals, and the notion that we are all birth...
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A LIGHT THAT NEVER GOES UK

Blighty Bound

This Saturday, I’ll be flying to the UK for two weeks. In one way or another, I’m dealing with four books while over there, which makes me think that, in...
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ROCK 66!

As a final tie-in from our 1966 party two weeks ago, and on the eve of a local reading and discussion I’m participating in about the British Invasion this very...
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Birds of a Feather: The Young Rascals and the Small Faces

When I got hold of their Ultimate Collection double CD a few years back, I gained a new appreciation for one of my favourite British bands of the 1960s, the...
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50 From 66: a YouTube Special

Following on from the previous post: Part of the process by which I upped the ante from last year’s 45s party was by putting together a massive YouTube playlist from...
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1966 and all that

This past Saturday, the wife and I threw our third annual Catskill 45s party. The event started two years ago when the wife and we each turned 45, and for...
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Americans’ Tolerance for World Cup Soccer: High?

The graph I posted Friday, in the previous post, courtesy of my son Campbell and his Internet hunting, was humorous. It may be true of a percentage of the population....
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