This World Cup has honestly been one of the best in history and this game did not disappoint. Although it was a low scoring affair, the game was filled with game theatrics that saw Argentina edge out the Swiss 1-0 in the dying minutes of extra time. Angel Di Maria scored the Goal for Argentina and it was assisted by who else other than Lionel Messi. Let's also not forget that Switzerland competed and were about two inches away from tying it up and thus applause to Switzerland.
For those who bet on the World Cup and took Argentina, you might be thanking God for their victory. Argentina as a team hasn't played particularly well but we all know that this tournament is a tournament of survival. Argentina in the past looked like a team that can score a lot against a bad team but fold against an elite team. Now Argentina looks like a team who knows how to win no matter how ugly it looks. In other words despite how close this game was, this game made me more confident in Argentina's chances.
On Tuesday, Belgium beat USA in a close 2-1 affair. The score didn't say it but USA got a beating that seemed like the game was 7-0. Good holy Lord, the USA has work to do and lots of work. Had it not been for Tom Howard's out-of-body performance (which isn't really a step up from usual because he is amazing) the USA would have been bounced from this tournament in an ugly fashion. I mean Belgium took 38 shots and 27 were on goal, that looks like a hockey stat. With that being said, we all knew that USA were a team that is not as talented but keep the defense tight and find a way to win. By the way, I know here at Fan-I we don't write about soccer much but Hazard can not play the game of soccer anymore and it's a shame considering he plays on my favorite team (for now).
With all the drama going on in South Beach, there is something going on north of the border that may actually involve the Miami Heat. Fresh off a career year, Kyle Lowry is going into free agency with looks, and I've been saying for weeks, the longer this goes on the more nervous I am for the Raptors Faithful. Well fast forward to Monday night and we learn that not only are the Heat interested, so are the Rockets and Lakers. To be honest, location wise, talent wise, and cap space wise, the Raptors can not measure up with these teams. However, the Raptors have something that means something to Kyle, the team dynamic in Toronto is actually amazing. Let's not forget the Raptors are the same team that transformed Kyle Lowry from a headcase to a leader and a potential all star (should have been one in my opinion). Basically look out for where Kyle Lowry goes because it may not be LeBron but it pretty astounding what teams want him.
We are past the halfway point of the MLB season and the one thing about this season that has grabbed my attention for all the wrong reasons is the American League East. Granted it is picking up but if someone told me by this point in the season the Blue Jays were in first I'd ask "what happened to the other four teams". Well funny you asked, Red Sox have become a shell of their former team, Yankees when Tanaka isn't on the mound are not good, Tampa Bay has been gutted by injuries and Baltimore's starting pitching is terrible. This is entertaining to me because I'm sitting here wondering if this is going to keep up or is every team going to make a late season push. Either way it's must see TV.
This story actually makes me weep for society and how human beings conduct themselves. Larry Drew was the coach of the Milwaukee Bucks, and currently, Milwaukee is terrible, hence they had the 2nd pick in the draft. Larry Drew should have his job in question because quite frankly, the Milwaukee Bucks sucked this past season. So in comes Jason Kidd who has one year of coaching experience under his belt, which his now former team, the Brooklyn Nets, made the playoffs. He wanted a promotion but doesn't get it so the Nets allowed him to talk to teams and Milwaukee picked him up. But wait it gets better, Milwaukee does not tell drew they are looking for a new coach and they do not tell him he's fired for a guy who squeaked by the first round even though he had a team of former all stars and all stars. Instead, he has to find out via his Twitter timeline. This is terrible business by the Bucks organization and now I'm not saying that Jason Kidd is going to be a bad fit because I do not know, l what I am saying is an organization should look a guy in the eye and say "you're fired and we are looking for a new coach" before the search and get one