- The US national team continued its long and storied tradition of tasking ass whompings whenever it goes to Costa Rica, falling to 0-7-1 in World Cup qualifiers in the land of internet gambling and med schools for people who can't get into American med school, as the Ticos easily won 3-1.
Costa Rica is now in first place in the CONCACAF qualifying group, with the US in second. The US plays again this weekend at home against Honduras, who is in third place. The match is big because you have to figure that Mexico, who is in 4th, will get their shit together eventually and qualify, so with 3 automatic World Cup spots out of this group, you're probably looking at Costa Rica, Mexico, and either the US or Honduras, and if the US does not qualify for the World Cup because Honduras beats them out, I think it's time to just give up.
- Chelsea is in the running to sign Kaka, or not according to AC Milan's club president. Milan says that Kaka will either be back with Milan this fall or with Real Madrid, but the wide perception is that Chelsea is also in the running.
- Former Colts coach and new NBC football analyst Tony Dungy replaces Fran Tarkenton as my hero by coming out with this quote yesterday regarding Jay Cutler:
"We'll see about his maturity level. That's what I would question. And some of the things that happened leading to him leaving Denver ... that would concern me as a head coach. He can make all of the throws, but quarterbacking is much more than just making throws."
Thank you, Dungy, for reaffirming my faith in my own sanity. I felt like I was on crazy pills for a while there