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September is a Sports Spectacular for Savvy Spectators

September is a Sports Spectacular for Savvy Spectators

For those of us blessed to enjoy more than one sport, September is much more than back-to-school sales. In fact, it is a veritable cornucopia of sports. Our televisions, tablets, and mobile devices are continuously swimming in baseballs, footballs, soccer balls, pucks, and races.

So let’s take a look at what makes this such a wonderful sports month.

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U.S. Owes its Soccer Fever Diagnosis to Legendary Titan Landon Donovan

The Legend of Landon Donovan US Soccer Hero

Many years ago, back in my college days, I would mindlessly play FIFA 2005 to take my mind off school. Playing FIFA mindlessly meant playing on an easier mode and scoring a ton of goals, and my good friend Chris (a.k.a. Agent Parker), would hear the announcer yell “DONOVAN!” repeatedly as I would maneuver Landon Donovan for a goal.

Well, it appears that the real Landon Donovan has been playing on easy mode for a long time as the career goal-scoring record holder for both the United States Men’s National Team and for Major League Soccer.

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What everyone can learn from Germany’s World Cup Title Run

Germany changed their system and it paid off in the 2014 World Cup

Germany stands atop the game of football (or futbol or even soccer, depending on your country of origin) as the 2014 World Cup Champions. This isn’t a shock as they’ve been here before – three times, in fact – making this their fourth World Cup.

This makes them a powerhouse in their sport, but it was how they managed to get to World Cup Championship No. 4 that makes this impressive.

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An attempt to explain World Cup Fever and Fanaticism in Geek Terms

Star Wars and The World Cup 2014

Football, Futbol or Soccer, whatever you call “The Beautiful Game” it’s currently in a stage of frenzy commonly called, “World Cup Fever,” and the only cure is more of it.

In fairness to the other sports, it is only really in the United States where you either get it or you don’t. Otherwise, you get it and it’s a matter of degrees between passing fancy or religion.

In places where it is a religion, almost every beyond American borders, although factions do exist within the US, it’s hard to explain to Americans why it’s so important.

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Sports in Depth: The State of MLS as Beckham leaves as a Champion, Again.

David Backham LA Galaxy Last Game

David Beckham has gone out on top, again. He is leaving Major League Soccer in 2012 as a Champion with the LA Galaxy, as he did previously when he left Spanish La Liga with his Real Madrid taking the crown and before that when he left the Premier League’s Manchester United who also took the crown in his last season in 2003. The man knows how to go out on top.

And this season didn’t start with any inclination that he would be able to 3-peat his Title Crowned exits.

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