The World Cup is so close I can smell it, like it’s literally around the corner from my desk, staring at me, waiting for me come up and warmly embrace it and breath in its Amazonian musk. Or maybe that’s just me? Either way, the excitement in the lead up to the tournament is building at an almost exponential rate, and for that reason, more and more of the links I’ve stumbled across in the last few days has been Brazil 2014-related. So I threw together this special World Cup edition of Ten Words or Less to share the love.
And if you’re not yet feeling the proper amount of excitement for the World Cup, brace yourself for this: my friends at Sports Poster Warehouse have kindly offered to award one of our readers a free copy of the Official World Cup Poster, picture to the right! All you have to do to enter is take the two easy steps below:
- Follow both @wrongsideofpond and @SportsPosters on Twitter.
- Send me a tweet at @wrongsideofpond using the hashtag #PosterizeMe.
We’ll select a winner from the entries the Sunday evening, and the winner will be contacted via Twitter DM that evening. If no response is received within 24 hours, a new winner will be selected. So hurry up get on with it! Oh yeah, and have a peep at the links below!
A WSOTP World Cup wall chart for your wall/cubicle. – wrongsideofthepond.com
The World Cup’s biggest duel? Probably Nike vs Adidas. – businessweek.com
The full story behind the Denim Kit. – slate.com
FYI: a World Cup “Panini” is not a sandwich. – newyorktimes.com
Want to see every kit for this year’s tournament? – telegraph.co.uk
Umm… what? – ussoccer.com
Italy: only World Cup side without a player in England. – reddit.com/u/reddripper
I’m guessing Assou-Ekotto wants credit for this. – theoriginalwinger.com