And so after over a month of total dedication here are:
The Five Rules I Learned Watching the World Cup
The road to the finals involves driving over Argentina at some point.
"What was that?" Asks Croatia and France, feeling an alarming thumpity thump under the wheels.
"Oh." Looking back. "Messy."
Don't foul, simulate, rely on luck, dive, or kill the clock, unless, of course, you like winning.
Once we hit the knockout stages it would take at the most two or three insignificant adjustments of fate to flip any result.
The World Cup is not at the level of Spanish Club Soccer, but it's less lonely to follow and more dramatic to watch.
Even though football is a team game, you merely need six world class superstars to win a World Cup.