M1 1:1 Spiny Norman a.e.t. 5:3 PSO I haven’t really felt like talking about it until now, but So1oSC founder, and non-soccer fan Mike Durso (aka “M1”) won the 2strokebuzz Cup. (Here’s Mike and his Italian flag smallframe Vespa). At least some good came of it: Lu$ sent a game allowing us to relive the […]
M1 (ITA) 2:0 Brooke (GER) vs. Spiny Norman (FRA) 1:0 Kilotravis (POR) M1, who doesn’t even “get” soccer, finds himself in the finals after beating Brooke’s favored World Cup hosts in the semis. Surely this is not the same Italy team who drew against the USA. Spiny Norman’s Bleus won a beautiful, evenly-matched game against […]
Rather than posting every day, I’ll update this post as the matches happen. The 16 will be narrowed down to eight teams by Tuesday, here’s how it stands for 2SB readers and their chosen teams: Brooke (GER) def. Kathy The Great (SWE)vs.Alfredom1972 (ARG) def. Lucash (MEX) Lucash almost pulled off a huge upset, but it’ll […]
When 2sb relaunched, one of our promises was secret MP3s for subscribers only. We did a few but dropped the ball. Speaking of balls, England plays tomorrow, so let’s revive the “What Rocks Us” tradition with an England World Cup Anthem Spectacular. If you play all these at once, England might have a prayer tomorrow. […]
Remember that time the U.S. beat Portugal? Or that year Croatia didn’t nearly forfeit a game on red cards? Four more teams advance to the round of 16: M1 (ITA) vs. Race Roberts (AUS) on June 26 Becky (BRA) vs. Silent Ron (GHA) on June 27 Props to Australia and Ghana, they both worked very […]
The first two 2sb Cup matchups are set: Brooke (GER) vs. Kathy The Great (SWE) on June 24 Cy (ENG) vs. Nancy (ECU) on June 25 Both should be interesting as the boys are both kinda wussy and the girls are both pretty tough. Note that Nancy is the only entrant with the same name […]
Photo: Ana Reinert 2strokebuzz were big Chicago Fire fans before the team even had a name, but we admit we’ve sort of lost track of the team ever since Peter Novak left and Milena was born and Soldier Field was renovated. We caught one match in the renovated Soldier Field and decided we hated it […]
No. Stop talking about it. We suck. More World Cup coverage later.
This screenshot from ESPN is funny, but riding without a helmet is not. Especially if you have a multimillion-dollar sports contract that prohibits riding a motorcycle, and your coach has already bawled you out for riding without a helmet. I’m sure once he heals, the Bears will pick him up, Kordell-style, and pay him a […]
As promised, here’s a follow-up on the 2006 Emcor Inter-Color Golf Classic: Team Kymco was victorious over the four legs, winning the tournament with 5,468 points. Hopefully our favorites in the World Cup will fare so well.
The Vespa Club of Vietnam celebrated the beginning of World Cup with a parade in Ho Chi Minh City featuring 32 Vespas painted to match the qualifying teams’ colors.
I’ve really dropped the ball on World Cup coverage this year, so rather than try to catch up, I’m going to refer you to John O’Neill’s commentary at 146 Degrees, and throw in a few of my own comments here once in a while. Cy’s putting down Â£5 on Croatia for me, so if they […]
Forget the World Cup, this year’s premier sporting spectacle is the Emcor Inter-Color Golf Classic. Support the Kymco team as they face off (do golfers face off?) against teams from Samsung, Panasonic, Kawasaki, Philips, and five other corporations in the four-leg event that ends May 28. 2strokebuzz is your home for the top Filipino corporate […]
I have a love/hate relationship with Nike. On one hand, they’re a huge, indie-culture-stealing empire that pays chinese infants one cent a week to make $80 soccer jerseys that don’t fit me. On the other hand, they made the coolest hoodie ever and they’ve somehow turned self-centered pompous miscreant Eric Cantona into the Wayne Coyne […]
For those two or three of you that come to 2strokebuzz for soccer coverage, I apologize, I’ve totally lost track of soccer in the last couple weeks. Yesterday, Matt, of all people, informed me that the US national team, with the World Cup a mere seven weeks away, was ranked fourth in the FIFA rankings, […]