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Uruguay, why don’t people love you the way you deserve?

In Uncategorized on June 26, 2010 at 9:34 am

I was surfing around looking for some scores on today’s Uruguay-South Korea match and I was struck by one consistency: almost every comment I read on every blog said that Korea should win. I understand the Asian bloggers and maybe I get the US fans, like this one at a blog I just discovered: To Be An Electric Telegraph But you Latin Americans, what the f$%k? I read Brazilians, Mexicans, Guatemalans, etc. rooting for South Korea. Why?

Don’t get me wrong? I don’t have a problem with Korea, and yes, I do have family from Uruguay, but even if I didn’t, I still think it makes no sense that Latinos are not united on this one. Uruguay is a tiny country. It is completely an underdog, here. And yet…there’s no love.

Well, I love you, Uruguay and though I very much love kim-chi, today, it’s about empanadas.


Something Lighter–Like Uruguay Going On in South Africa…

In Uncategorized on June 23, 2010 at 8:13 am

After last night’s blog, I thought something a litle lighter in tone would be appropriate. So here’s a link to some highlights from the Mexico Uruguay match. Enjoy!!

I also really appreciated this post from a non-fan:

BLK JKS…South Africa’s struggling at the World Cup, but….

In Uncategorized on June 20, 2010 at 11:08 pm

It’s time to celebrate. Futbol (soccer to us in the US) is bringing the world together. South Africa has done a great job of hosting so far (even if their team hasn’t done as well as it could) and so I think it’s a great time to talk about the BLK JKS, a great South African band that some critics are calling a mix of African tradition with Radiohead. I’m not sure I hear a lot of Radiohead here, but it’s pretty great all the same.

Here’s a link to a recent post on Studio 360’s website that features the band. ENJOY!!

could Uruguay do it for a third time?

In Uncategorized on June 16, 2010 at 11:49 pm

Come on. It’s totally possible.

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