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Dive

June 11, 2010
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The World Cup begins today.  In fact, the first game — between host South Africa and Mexico — is underway as I type.

I guess it’s kind of an exciting event.  Everyone in the world seems to care, the bars are full of partisans getting drunk at all hours of the morning, afternoon and evening (my favorite part), and, well, I guess that’s it.

By the way, there is an incessant hum of what I assume are horns at the game going on right now that is pretty damn annoying.  I wonder if that’s going to continue or if it’s just because the host is playing.

There was a pretty interesting article in the New Yorker (you know this is a lame sports post when it references the New Yorker) about United States goalkeeper Tim Howard.  Howard apparently has Tourette Syndrome and credits his condition with some of his focus in goal.

The important thing about his Tourette’s though is that it gives British fans (where he normally plays) the chance to come up with chants like:

Tim Timmany
Tim Timmany,
Tim Tim Tarroo
We’ve got Tim Howard and he says Fuck You………

Oh, and why is this post called “Dive”? If you have to ask

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