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  1. World Cup Unforgettable Memories - Men in Blazers

    Roger Bennett and Michael Davies

    Many have asked why we came all the way to Brazil to sit in Bob Ley's windowless panic room at the crap end of Copacabana Beach. From the very first day, we joked, this was to be the Copa das Copas, the World Cup of World Cups. There is truth in humo...

    Blog | July 12, 2014
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  4. Is America's passion for soccer real, or a fad?

    Roger Bennett

    The United States won the World Cup this summer. To my eternal regret, this victory took place off the field, not on it. The 2014 World Cup television audiences have risen 45 percent over 2010 and 124 percent over 2006. The telecast of the United Sta...

    Blog | July 06, 2014
  5. Bennett: Despite exit, U.S. has bright future

    Roger Bennett

    United States

    Blog | July 02, 2014
  6. U.S. face their biggest game ever against Belgium in World Cup

    Roger Bennett

    RIO DE JANEIRO -- I have rarely felt so nervo-mistic. That feeling of nervous excitement tinged with optimism and sheer terror that replaces sleep on the eve of a big World Cup matchup. And the U.S. have never faced a bigger game than the round-of-16...

    Blog | July 01, 2014
  7. Roger Bennett discusses the art of penalties with a leading profe...

    Roger Bennett

    Brazil's chilling penalty shootout win over a courageous Chile was a reminder that a penalty shootout is the closest many of us will come to watching a Christopher-Walken-in-the-Deer-Hunter-esque game of Russian Roulette unfold live. The spectacle ...

    Blog | June 29, 2014
  8. World Cup - How far can the U.S. go in Brazil? Roger Bennett

    Roger Bennett

    RIO DE JANEIRO -- The World Cup has a day off today, forcing Americans to contemplate exactly how to kill the gaping hours facing them in the workplace. They should do so by reflecting on the wonder of the United States' magical Great Escape from Gro...

    Blog | June 27, 2014
  9. U.S. face its most important World Cup match

    Roger Bennett

    RIO DE JANEIRO -- How the hours up to this biblically rain-soaked Teutonic tilt have dragged. Though I have tried to kill them by savoring the two goals Ghana netted against a curiously heavy-legged Germany, memorizing the lyrics to Clint Dempsey's i...

    Blog | June 26, 2014
  10. Men in Blazers: The U.S. Draw, Fixing English Soccer, and Miguel ...

    Roger Bennett and Michael Davies

    Rog and Davo discuss a U.S. draw that feels like a loss, fix everything that is wrong with English soccer, and talk Miguel Herrera and CONCACAF thunder. Listen to the podcast here. Subscribe to the Grantland Network&nb...

    Blog | June 24, 2014
  11. U.S. very much alive in the World Cup

    Roger Bennett

    RIO DE JANEIRO -- This is some hangover. We wake up battered and bruised, as if we slept fitfully beside our requisite U.S. Soccer pajama tops, crushed in a ball on the bedroom floor, covered in the stains, sweat and terror of the night before. Ameri...

    Blog | June 23, 2014
  12. Men in Blazers: Mourning England and Previewing U.S.-Portugal

    Roger Bennett and Michael Davies

    Rog and Davo mourn England's insipid campaign, discuss the end of Spain's reign, marvel at the Von Trapps' win, and ask if soccer has gotten too big in the U.S. Listen to the podcast here. Subscribe to the Gran...

    Blog | June 20, 2014
  13. That's how they roll

    Roger Bennett

    Roger Bennett

    Blog | June 17, 2014
  14. Judgment day is upon us

    Roger Bennett

    Men In Blazers

    Blog | June 16, 2014
  15. Fear should guide U.S. vs. Portugal

    Roger Bennett

    Men In Blazers

    Blog | June 16, 2014
  16. What is Landon Donovan doing during the World Cup?

    Roger Bennett

    Between working as an analyst for ESPN, Landon Donovan will be watching this World Cup on his couch like you and me. The greatest player of his generation was left out of the final 23 for Brazil, an agonizing cut that had long been coming. Its impact...

    Blog | June 16, 2014
  17. An interview with Brazil's Carlos Alberto Parreira

    Roger Bennett

    Roger Bennett

    Blog | June 12, 2014
  18. Deromanticising Brazil's relationship with the Selecao

    Roger Bennett

    Roger Bennett

    Blog | June 09, 2014