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Friday, June 25, 2010

Italy came into the World Cup as under the radar as you'll ever see a defending champion, and they left proving it was for good reason.  Good to see them play 255 minutes before deciding they should show up, but it was too little, too late, as they were shocking 3-2 losers to Slovakia who advanced as the second place finisher in Group F, which was won by ParaguayJapan were 3-1 winners over Denmark to grab the second place slot in Group E with Holland moving to 3-0 with a 2-1 win over Cameroon.

Up today is a giant Group G tilt between Brazil and Portugal with the loser most likely to get a date with Spain in the next round, unless the ridiculous upsets of this World Cup continue.  Spain will be facing Chile to sort out the Group H winner, though Switzerland remains in the mix with a comfortable win over Honduras should they pull that off.

Says an English friend of mine: this World Cup is becoming like World War II. The French have surrendered, the Italians didn't show up, the US arrived late and England is left to fight the Germans!  Funny stuff.

Wondering if baseball's drug era is over?  Runs per game through June 20th are 8.95, the lowest total on that date since 1992. Home runs per game are at 1.85, the lowest since 1993.

33 hot Asian ladies spray painted in World Cup jersey's.  Oh, and Abbey Clancy, again.  Just because.

After trading Nathan Horton to the Boston Bruins on Tuesday, the Florida Panthers now have 5 of the first 50 picks (3, 15, 33, 36, 50). By way of comparison, the Toronto Maple Leafs have none and don't draft until #62.

The Chicago Bulls now have the ability to sign two maximum contract free agents after shipping Kirk Hinrich and the 17th pick in the draft last night to the Washington Wizards to clear the needed cap space.  My money says LeBron James and Chris Bosh go there.

A few weeks back, to much fanfare here, we ran Maxim's Hot 100.  Today, we give you 2010's 66 Most Overrated Women.

Tennis players John Isner and Nicolas Mahmut finally wrapped up their marathon Wimbledon match with a 70-68 final set.  Pretty crazy when the minimum games to win an entire match is 18.  Crazier?  11 hours and five minutes of play to complete.

Victoria's Secret has a semi-annual sale.  Not sure what they're selling, but these pics are pretty good for starters.

Have a great Friday!


gbvh said...

All things considered, that's a pretty solid list.

Kristen Stewart is so annoying in her try-hard-to-look-like-I'm-not-tryingness.
Same goes for Fox. She and her bee-stung lips.

Kristian A said...

Just read an article on Bielsa, Chile's coach and got to say I'm even more impressed. Tonight might just be a fight between the two teams right now that plays the most beautiful soccer. Spain needs to win, and Chile can't lose, combined with creative fun and attacking football should call for a game like no other. I'm pumped!

Chile wins 2-1.

hi said...

Have you guys been keeping up with the ESPN pick'em we did? Each round is worth 32 points. So basically, even if you don't do well in the first couple of rounds, if you get the final winner right, you are guaranteed a reasonable level of success. Meh..

hi said...

For tomorrow, I predict Uruguay to win, and the US-Ghana match to go into penalties.

Kristian A said...

Haven't forgotten about it. Been busy the last few days, but will check up on it later today. Last time I checked you'd take the lead from me.

Tonight I'll go with Uruguay and US!