Alright wannabes, it’s World Cup!

By Amanda Marcotte
Friday, June 11, 2010 14:02 EDT
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Pandagon’s side sports project Pandagoal is all geared up and ready for World Cup.

But are you?

Oh, we all know the drill. You know that World Cup is important to most of the world. It’s bigger than Christmas. And you plan to watch it. You plan to look up what “offside” means so that you don’t come across as a fool. You want to be part of the world community, though you may not feel completely at home yelling “U! S! A!” tomorrow during the US/England match-up (2PM EST). You want to be a part of this, because you know that it’s a moral failing that the U.S. can be such snot bags to the rest of the world about Everyone’s Favorite Sport But Ours. But you don’t know jack about what to expect going in to the World Cup.

Well, Pandagoal is here to fix that problem!

Marc has put together a guide on World Cup called “World Cup: Guide to Sounding Like You Know Stuff“. It’s a compendium of the best sites to read so you go in to the games talking about why Spain are the likely winners this year, and what non-Western teams have any chance of an upset. Before you hit the local pub with your Uncle Sam hat, prepared to yell offensive shit about “limeys”, read up so you don’t sound the fool.


Amanda Marcotte
Amanda Marcotte
Amanda Marcotte is a freelance journalist born and bred in Texas, but now living in the writer reserve of Brooklyn. She focuses on feminism, national politics, and pop culture, with the order shifting depending on her mood and the state of the nation.
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