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December 09, 2009

The World Cup Draw

Football

Well, if you read my last post and you followed the draw, you know that I think the USA got one the best possible draws -- as good as we could have reasonably expected. Overall, however, it was kind of a predictable draw, with few surprises and few really compelling story-lines in the group stage.

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December 02, 2009

World Cup Draw Preview

Football

This Friday at 9:00am Pacific time, the iniquitous bureaucrats from FIFA, along with a handful of celebs and pols, will get together in Cape Town, South Africa for the once-every-four-years ritual known as the World Cup Draw.

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June 29, 2009

Confederations Cup Final

Football

The heartbreaking Confederations Cup final, in which the tenacious but ultimately over-matched USA team went down 3-2 in the 84th minute to a fantastic Brazil side, made me realize that America has actually become a footballing nation.

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June 25, 2009

USA in Confederations Cup Final

Football

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May 21, 2009

Thoughts on the American Idol Finale

Culture

In many ways, this year's finale was an odd repeat of last year's: the earnest heartland guy overcomes the splashy stage kid for the crown. Last year it was Cook over Archuleta; this year it was Allen over Lambert.

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May 14, 2009

Risky

Business

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April 22, 2009

A Costly Price War

Business

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April 17, 2009

Strat Planning

Business

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April 16, 2009

Champions League Quarter-Finals

Football

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April 14, 2009

Disrupting the OODA Loop

Business

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March 27, 2009

GDC Recap

Business

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March 06, 2009

Powerball vs. Moneyball

Business

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March 04, 2009

Why the Lahore Cricket Attack Matters

Culture

In Lahore, Pakistan, a group of up to a dozen terrorists brazenly ambushed two minivans carrying the Sri Lankan national cricket team and officials, killing 7 police and civilians, and injuring 9 of the cricketers.

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February 26, 2009

Riot Games Releases “League of Legends” Trailer

Business

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February 24, 2009

Champion’s League Restart

Football

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February 20, 2009

Pinch Media on iPhone App Usage

Business

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February 11, 2009

Futbol Fans, Set Your Tivo’s

Football

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February 04, 2009

What I Learned About Platforms From Working With Carriers

Business

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January 30, 2009

Fascinating Mint Stats

Business

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January 29, 2009

Whither Open

Business

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