Mario Gotze got the final word at the 2014 World Cup, but German teammate Lukas Podolski got some classic shots and a German astronaut celebrated with the stars. And we're not referring to LeBron James or Rihanna, either.
Sometimes it's just so much fun being a sports fan. Exhibits A and B: The Giants' Tim Lincecum celebrating his latest no-hitter in a gladiator getup, and those awesome Nick Young billboards Lakes fans have put up.
As the World Cup kicks off, espnW.com takes a quick look at the top players and storylines in Brazil. From Argentina's "Flea" to Portugal's prodigal son to the latest superstar No. 10 for Brazil, we get you primed for futebol's biggest stage.