My computer froze on this while streaming the World Cup from ESPN. (As you can see, this was Uruguay vs. Netherlands — I have no recollection if this referee was actually any good, but he looks pretty jolly in this screenshot.)
In other news, Eric and I went on an epic adventure before the Germany vs. Spain semifinal in search of a German flag. We found the dinkiest place called FLAG HOUSE which was sadly sold out of large German flags and sold me a tiny one for $17. (I later went on Amazon.com and bought three 3’x5′ flags for less than that.)
So now, we say goodbye to the unusual blog post productivity inspired by the World Cup and return to our normal programming. Farewell, World Cup — the U.S. will now proceed to forget about soccer again for the next 4 years.