Tag: World Cup

Clearly the World Cup has handicapped my ability to write new blog posts nearly as much as I intend to way-back-when.  Sorry about that.  It’s ok though – this too shall pass and we’ll soon be in the summer lull with no sports (aside form midseason baseball, whoopee).  In the mean time, though, the boys in Red/White/Blue play today and I couldn’t be more excited.  I am actually in Scottsdale for work although I am taking some impromptu PTO hours to make sure I can watch the game!

I believe that we will win!

Til Next Time,

Michael

Again – I know it’s not a work post – but I wanted to give a quick nod to specialty cocktails.  I know it’s not a recent trend by any means, but I do think the support for them has been heating up of late.  I’m pretty sure mixologists have only existed as a profession for a couple years now (previously – they were just called good/creative bartenders, no?).  Either way, figured I’d share a post from my buddy’s site which gives some props to his specialty cocktail for the World Cup: the Caipirinha.

Til Next Time,

Michael

The day is finally here!  The United States will kick off its quest to get past the Group of Death at 6 PM today.  The optimist in me believes firmly that we have a chance to make it out of the group stage and do some damage in the knockout stage.  The realist in me understands that we are probably not quite there to stick around til the end this time…

Either way – I’m pumped and can’t wait to cheer on the boys in red/white/blue!

Til Next Time,

Michael

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As I’ve mentioned previously, the blog may take on a bit more of a sports theme than normal in the near future.  Sorry I’m not sorry.  This weekend is actually huge for sports – World Cup, US Open, College World Series, NBA Finals, Stanley Cup, among others…  Wow.  Might not leave my couch for 3 days straight.

Regardless, I’m happy to announce that, as of yesterday, we’re off the races for the World Cup!  I’ll be cheering for USA and the Netherlands (and maybe Spain once those picks lose).  What about you?

Til Next Time,

Michael

Beats by Dre (cough, cough, Apple) has just released a short film promoting Beats headphones and soccer.  I’m always amazed by marketing campaigns like this.  They must be extremely costly to produce, but are usually extremely entertaining.  No idea if this drives real ROI for them – but I must say I do love them.  This one especially has some very intricate details and you can tell it was a chore to produce.  Again – I’m sure this is only one of the first of many soccer-related posts this World Cup season (sorry I’m not sorry)…

Til Next Time,

Michael

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Just a fair warning: I’ll probably let soccer take over my blog a bit during the World Cup.  As of yesterday, Jurgen Klinsmann announced the final roster.  What do you think of it?  Was keeping Donovan off a big deal to you?  He never did much for me so I’m kind of glad to see a roster spot opened up for new young bucks.

I’m pumped either way – just over three weeks (23 days) til kickoff in Brazil!

Til Next Time,

Michael

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