World Cup update: the US tied South Korea 1-1 today. Clint Mathis scored in the first half, and Brad Friedel’s brilliant play in goal salvaged the draw. With one game left in group play, the American team is likely to advance to the second round of the tournament.
Gourd speakers are cool.
Here’s a convenient list of food-themed holidays.
Grant Wahl, of Sports Illustrated, has written an excellent column about the US’s victory over Portugal yesterday.
A group of Masai villagers from Kenya has donated 14 cows to the people of America. After hearing the details of the September 11th terrorist attacks, the villagers wanted to help ease our suffering.
In South Carolina, the battle for Strom Thurmond’s senate seat is heating up.
TechSoup is running a very comprehensive article on guidelines for non profit email newsletters.
In a monumental upset, Senegal beat France in the first match of the World Cup today. A Hollywood screenwriter couldn’t have dreamed up a more compelling plot: France is the reigning champion, Senegal is a former French colony, this is their first World Cup match ever, and their entire starting eleven play professionally in the French domestic league. Amazing stuff.
Michael Davies, of ESPN.com’s Page 2, is at the World Cup. His diary, “The Other Football,” is excellent.