Archive for the ‘Soccer – World Cup’ Category

Remember the ‘Miracle on Ice’?

July 15, 2019

After a week of World Cup celebration, let’s shift gears and take a walk down down memory lane … to another USA sports achievement.

In 1980, the US men’s Olympic hockey team clawed its way towards a gold medal with a game against the heavily-favored Soviet Union.

The Soviet team had won gold medals in each of the the four previous Winter Olympics.

In a “friendly” game a few days before the start of the Olympics, the Soviets manhandled the U.S.A. team 10-3.

Suffice it to say that things didn’t look good for the Americans.


That is, until the miracle happened…


So, how much did each U.S. player earn for winning the World’s Cup?

July 9, 2019

Lots of chatter about soccer’s gender gap in earnings … most of the analyses I’ve read are pretty confusing … lots of apples being compared to oranges.

So, let’s step back and ask a more basic question: how much did each of the women players earn for winning Le Coupe du Monde Femme?


Let’s work through the numbers…


Proposed Changes For The 2022 World Cup …

October 23, 2014

Man, was I excited when I spotted that headline.

Finally,  FIFA was going to do something to  juice the scoring and amp up excitement of the games.




Fasten your seatbelts, here’s what’s coming …