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Morning Tweet: And your 2014 World Cup champion is …

Jul 14, 2010, 9:00 AM EDT

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Wait, don’t tell me. Spain? Germany? England (laugh track)?, which wastes no time getting the jump on things, lists Brazil as the favorite to win the 2014 World Cup, at 3-1, with Spain and Argentina at 11/2, and Germany at 10-1. Me? I’m putting a couple of C-notes on Cameroon, at a cool 250-1. Of course it’s no secret why Brazil is such an overwhelming favorite; they’re playing host to the thing. In fact, the 2014 FIFA logo is shaped like a World Cup trophy, in Brazil colors. Subtle.
But for those figuring to beat the odds via Paul the psychic octopus, I have some bad news. The octopus life span is only about four years, and Paul is already 2. So I’d begin searching for another mollusk now. May I suggest the wily clam?
Looks like I picked the wrong day to quit amphetamines.


What you missed after assaulting a Canadian cop with a gentle soap bubble

* Jordan: Kobe is better than LeBron. OK, so that’s settled.

* Ben Roethlisberger finds yet a new way to get into trouble.

* If only Ben had one of these, things would have been fine.

Wow … an additional $500. You’re not exactly a James Bond villain, are you Mr. Mustache?