With eight correct World Cup predictions for each of his eight tentacles, including Spain’s epic win against the Netherlands on Sunday, Paul the Octopus is quitting while he’s ahead.
Call now for your underwater psychic reading.
Your country wins its first ever World Cup. What do you do? Party, of course – and then use the victory as a political symbol.
The one-month festival of football has come to a close. What will we take away from the games in South Africa?
The World Cup has come and gone, but the soccer euphoria doesn’t have to end. (via TIME)
The whole world will be watching when Spain takes on the Netherlands in 30 minutes (kickoff scheduled for 2:30 p.m. EST). Soccer guru Tony Karon breaks down the match, in a search for who to root for. (via The World Cup Blog)
The “octopus oracle” is back at it, predicting that the Netherlands will fall to Spain in the World Cup final. Plus, he gives an exclusive interview to TIME! (via TIME’s World Cup blog)
An octopus correctly predicted the outcomes of all six of Germany’s World Cup games. So when do we have to start worshiping him as our leader?
Who Will Stand Opposite the Dutch in the final?
In this unpredictable world, why not rely on an octopus to foresee World Cup outcomes?
Behind every successful man stands a woman. And apparently behind every flailing football player stands a WAG.
Over the past five years, Roger Federer has lost to only one man at the French Open: Rafael Nadal. With 2010′s edition set to start in less than 48 hours, Federer is still the one facing most of the questions.