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  1. History's many playoff brackets, reimagined

    Patrick Dorsey

    The bracket. It's an essential part of sports -- something that peaks during March Madness but marks nearly every sport's playoff. But is there a better way to view sports tournaments, especially ones that don't involve a visually pleasing 64 (or,...

    Blog | July 06, 2012
  2. Sports' Twitter record broken again (charts)

    Patrick Dorsey

    Tim Tebow did it. The Super Bowl did it. And now, the Euro 2012 final between Spain and Italy did it -- set the record for most tweets per second (15,358 on Sunday) during a sporting event. It still fell well short of the overall record, which we'...

    Blog | July 02, 2012
  3. Wayne Rooney parties with Trey Songz

    Patrick Dorsey

    With England out of Euro 2012, Manchester United star Wayne Rooney went stateside to, among other things, attend Beverly Hills' KWL Estate BET Summer Soiree hosted by music mogul Kevin Liles with fellow Premier League players Shaun Wright-Phillips, Z...

    Blog | July 02, 2012
  4. Animals are terrible at predicting soccer

    Patrick Dorsey

    We admit: The sample is tiny. But when assessing the performance of Euro 2012's official (and sort of official) prediction-making animals -- in terms of choosing who would win between Spain and Italy in Sunday's final -- there's only one way to look ...

    Blog | July 02, 2012
  5. Euro 2012: Italy & others feel pain of defeat

    Patrick Dorsey

    This has been updated from a previous post. Loss. It hurts. So while one nation showed just how it feels to win, the other 15 Euro 2012 nations showed the pain of defeat. Here's how it looked:...

    Blog | July 02, 2012
  6. Shot of the Day: Champs and loving it

    Patrick Dorsey

    Before the night's sports action, one great photo from the day ... Click here for explanation....

    Blog | July 01, 2012
  7. Euro 2012: Spain vs. Italy on Facebook

    Patrick Dorsey

    It has arrived. The UEFA Euro 2012 final, between Spain and Italy. It's a clash of styles, featuring many of Europe's top players vying for the continent's top trophy. The Spanish are the defending champions. The Italians are confident. But ......

    Blog | July 01, 2012
  8. Shot of the Day: Italy's Euro 2012 hero

    Patrick Dorsey

    Before the night's sports action, one great photo from the day ... In a word: Balotelli....

    Blog | June 28, 2012
  9. UEFA Euro 2012 animated -- using string

    Patrick Dorsey

    For some catching up on UEFA Euro 2012 -- or for a different look at that dramatic competition that's now down to its final four -- look no further than the work of artist/friend of Playbook Richard Swarbrick, who illustrated some of the top plays of...

    Blog | June 25, 2012
  10. Shot of the Day: Ronaldo vs. ... Messi?

    Patrick Dorsey

    Before the night's sports action, one great photo from the day ... ... or is he? Cristiano Ronaldo sure did his part Thursday, scoring the game winner against Czech Republic and pushing Portugal into the 2012 UEFA Euro semifinals. Lionel Messi wil...

    Blog | June 21, 2012
  11. Euro 2012: England and Rooney, together

    Patrick Dorsey

    UEFA Euro 2012, one of soccer's top international competitions, is here. To celebrate, Playbook has teamed up with ESPN FC and the World Cup on ESPN Facebook page to offer sights and other delights from each participating nation. He's back. After ...

    Blog | June 19, 2012
  12. Shot of the Day: Gloomy Ireland

    Patrick Dorsey

    It was a tough ask for Ireland to get through their UEFA Euro 2012 group stage, what with defending Euro and World Cup champion Spain in Group C, plus strong squads from Italy and Croatia. But that didn't make it any less disappointing for Irish fans...

    Blog | June 14, 2012
  13. Euro 2012: Germany-Holland, from '78 to '12

    Patrick Dorsey

    UEFA Euro 2012, one of soccer's top international competitions, is here. To celebrate, Playbook has teamed up with ESPN FC and the World Cup on ESPN Facebook page to offer sights and other delights from each participating nation. Germany. The Neth...

    Blog | June 13, 2012
  14. Euro 2012: Who will keep celebrating?

    Patrick Dorsey

    UEFA Euro 2012, one of soccer's top international competitions, kicks off June 8. In anticipation of this eagerly awaited event, Playbook is teaming up with ESPN FC to offer sights and other delights from each participating nation. Friday is the d...

    Blog | June 08, 2012
  15. UEFA Euro 2012: The Cristiano Ronaldo

    Patrick Dorsey

    UEFA Euro 2012, one of soccer's top international competitions, kicks off June 8. In anticipation of this eagerly awaited event, Playbook is teaming up with ESPN FC to offer sights and other delights from each participating nation. We pretty much ...

    Blog | June 06, 2012
  16. UEFA Euro 2012: Enemies become friends

    Patrick Dorsey

    UEFA Euro 2012, one of soccer's top international competitions, kicks off June 8. In anticipation of this eagerly awaited event, Playbook is teaming up with ESPN FC to offer sights and other delights from each participating nation. On one side, it...

    Blog | June 05, 2012