Reflecting on the USA's famous victory over England in the 1950 World Cup, soccer columnist Alan Black looks ahead to the two teams' highly anticipated June 12, 2010 rematch. "If [the Americans] play with their heart like Joe Gaetjens," says Black, "then they're going to beat England baby!"
The global frenzy has already begun for the historic World Cup starting on June 11 in Johannesburg, South Africa. With the frenzy comes the competition, the trash-talk, the strategy, the high hopes, the dedication, and the downright madness that accompanies the once-every-four-years tournament. The Glorious World Cup brings everything World cup, with a solid dose of humor.
For one month, billions of people are glued to TV sets, radios, and sports pages, waiting with bated breath for their teams' advancement. There are tears of elation and sorrow. Pints are drunk. Knuckles are bruised. Noses are broken. And it's all in the name of a universal love of the biggest game on the planet.
Alan Black and co-writer David Henry Sterry take the piss from past to present: filled with tall tales, stats, photos, hilarity, famous-player profiles, hooligans, maniacs, commentary from famous fans, a look back at the greatest World Cup Finals, and so much more. It's the ultimate fan guide for what's certain to be the biggest, ballsiest, most epic World Cup yet. Begin the countdown to June 11 with Black, contributor Po Bronson, and us this evening! - The Booksmith
Alan Black, as a kid, wrote his first book on the sidewalk with chalk. It was a bestseller with feet. He writes for various platforms, some low and some high. He is a columnist at www.goal.com, the web's leading soccer site. He's a featured blogger at www.sfgate.com, and a regular contributor to the Huffington Post. His most recent book is Kick the Balls: A Bruising Season in the Life of a Suburban Soccer Coach.
Friday, June 11, 2010
Labels:economy Collapse Meltdown The World Cup
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