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Spencer Hall

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On ending another player's career

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During the breakdown of the play he starts to scramble to the outside and my first thought is "Please God let him throw the ball away". He pump fakes once and my second thought is "PLEASE GOD LET HIM THROW THE BALL AWAY". My prayers were not answered and it was at this moment I had a decision to make.

DeQwan Young is a DB for the Erie Explosion of the UIFL, but you may know him better as the guy who broke Jared Lorenzen's leg and ended the giant quarterback's football career. According to his guest spot on The Lounge, he really, really wanted Jared Lorenzen to throw the ball away because he had no interest in hitting a man who outweighed him by a hundred pounds or so, but had to because of the game, the situation, and because he had no interest in being embarrassed in front of a large audience. (And no, Jared Lorenzen is not accepting his friend request on Facebook.)

R.I.P., Louis Zamperini

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He shook Hitler's hand at the 1936 Olympics, survived a B-24 crash, spent 47 days at sea in an open lifeboat, and made it off Japan's notorious "Execution Island" P.O.W. camp. He nearly starved to death, and took nearly two years worth of beatings from Japanese camp wardens, including many from Mutsuhiro Watanabe, one of Japan's most notorious war criminals. And when he finally stopped drinking after the war, sobered up, and made it back to Japan, he met his captors and hugged each one by one. In 1988 at the age of 81, he ran with the Olympic torch past the camps where he was held as a P.O.W. Louis Zamperini, the subject of the book Unbroken and one of the most extraordinary Americans around, died today at the age of 97, and it's hard to pick out what may be more remarkable about his life: what he survived, or what he forgave.

The USMNT in Brazil: Hope sleeps on the couch

1. Wondolowski almost had it: on the foot, nothing in front of him but the notion of the possibility of the chance appearance of the goalkeeper. In stoppage time, the United States got the ball...

You'll never have this, Belgium

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It's Dolly Parton playing the Benny Hill theme forwards and backwards. Even if you win today, Belgium, you'll never have that. NEVER. (P.S. She's really playing, just like she is here on "Son of a Preacher Man.")

IT'S A TITLE YEAR, THERE ARE SIGNS

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NOT EXACT SIGNS, BUT DEFINITELY SIGNS

THE USMNT SURVIVE, ADVANCE AND NAP

THE UNITED STATES MEN'S SOCCER TEAM ARE SO GREAT THAT THEY EVEN WIN WHEN THEY LOSE

Leave your job and watch USA vs. Germany

For America, for truth, for liberty, and because there is nothing your boss can do about it

WELL IT'S TOO BAD Y'ALL HAVE TO WORK THAT HARD

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STEVE SPURRIER REMINDS YOU AGAIN THAT WORK AIN'T HARD

Team USA and the terrifying snowmobile of love

Despite the cold and the ice weasels, we just can't help but take the ride.

Watchability: Germany-Ghana should be intense

Argentina-Iran might be less so. Probably.

Get away from my soccer team, Piers Morgan

Everything Piers Morgan touches turns to shit. Stay away from our soccer team, Piers.

Watchability: The full spectrum of games

One important game, one good game and one violent game. It's Friday, and you'll be watching the World Cup.

The starting eleven: rappers

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2 Chainz might actually make a pretty decent goalkeeper

THE MC WAITS FOR MARK EMMERT TO TESTIFY

FEET, JUST FEET FLYING INTO MOUTHS EVERYWHERE

Watchability: Lots of aggression

The two early games are must-see. The late game is not.

WE JUST STEPPED ON THEIR FACE (BRAZIL REMIX)

LARRY MUNSON WOULD HAVE MADE A FINE SOCCER ANNOUNCER

World Cup watchability: Time for some Belgium

Dark horses Belgium are getting their first game of the tournament as they look to make good on their status as favorites in Group H.

10 very thoughtful points on the USA's win

Or: 10 things I wrote down at the bar in between heartattacks as 22 soccer players did their damnedest to kill me.

Good morning, here's Marcos Valle looking awesome

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"Estrelar" by Marcos Valle, a piece of early 80s Brazilian disco-funk set to what appears to be Marcos driving an awesome car to his living room. His living room is the beach, where he watches movies with ladies in bikinis and enjoys tropical drinks. You say that you can't really make the living room your beach? You are clearly not Brazilian, and never will be. (HT: DJ Meeks)

World Cup watchability: USA! USA! USA! USA! USA!

USA! USA! USA! USA! USA! USA! USA! USA! USA! USA! USA! USA! USA! USA! USA! USA! USA! USA! USA! USA! USA! USA! USA! USA! USA! USA! USA! USA! USA! USA! USA! USA! USA! USA! USA! USA! USA! USA! USA!...

World Cup watchability: Blowouts ahoy, probably

Mostly you should be watching to see if France implode. And if they don't against Honduras, fear not: there will be other games.

Pirlo's beard is watchable, Greece is not

There are four group-stage games today, and fortunately for those of us who enjoy soccer only one of them involves Greece.

Watchability: Kung-fu kicks and kangaroos

Seriously, Tim Cahill is a damn kangaroo.

Watchability: Brazil vs. Croatia

There's only one game on Thursday, and it's a good one.

MATLOCK VS. THE NCAA

THIS TRIAL IS DUMB, MATLOCK WOULD HAVE THIS ICED UP IN 5 MINUTES

Barkley Marathon documentary is predictably insane

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Just stay awake for 60 hours and run 100 miles through absolutely impossible terrain, and you've got it

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