If they say a week’s a long time in politics then it’s surely an eternity when it comes to the machinations involved in landing a coveted World Cup in soccer.
Say it ain’t so, Paul, say it ain’t so!
The English-born Paul the Octopus died earlier this week. Now a French-born successor has been chosen, and assigned the same name. Meet Paul II: Soccer psychic junior. (via AP)
NewsFeed is sad to announce that Paul, the famous psychic octopus who shot to fame after predicting the outcomes of World Cup this summer, died Tuesday. He lived just two and a half years.
You gotta feel for the North Korean football squad. As if losing all three group games in the World Cup wasn’t bad enough, the players had to endure a six-hour public shaming once they returned home.
After a disappointing 4-0 loss to Germany in the 2010 World Cup quarterfinals, Diego Maradona’s tenure as the nation’s soccer manager is reportedly over.
“If they touch a hair of one of my guys, even if it’s the masseur or the kitman, I’m going,”
— DIEGO MARADONA, manager of Argentina’s national soccer team, on his desire to return as coach on one condition — his staff stays …
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Thanks to a new iPhone app, you can query World Cup legend Paul the Octopus (well, an octopus like him) on everything from what pizza you should buy to whether you should continue to read this article.
Finally, we have the definitive proof that Paul the Octopus actually is brilliant — he’s on Team Jacob.
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.
What was a joyous afternoon for millions of football fans around the world became a nightmare for dozens in Kampala. Two bombings resulted in the deaths and injuries of World Cup fans and restaurant patrons in Uganda’s capital …