“Ties are Un-American” and other tweets from last night

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Bear Bryant (of the other football) once said, “A tie is like kissing your sister.”

Victory denied in the last minute of overtime stoppage led to this comment overheard at work the next day:

“This is why I hate soccer. Because games can end in ties during time that magically appears whenever the ref wants it to.”

Americans—we may not understand soccer, but dang it, we love to win. That’s why this tweet from The Wire was just a little too soon:

Followed a little too late by:

Still, there is some good news:

 

Here’s what needs to happen (courtesy of NYTimes Sports):

IF GHANA BEATS PORTUGAL IF GHANA AND PORTUGAL TIE IF PORTUGAL BEATS GHANA
IF THE U.S. BEATS GERMANY The U.S. advances The U.S. advances The U.S. advances
IF THE U.S. TIES GERMANY The U.S. advances The U.S. advances The U.S. advances
IF GERMANY BEATS THE U.S. The U.S. could still advance, but it has much fewer options The U.S. advances The U.S. probably advances if both games are close

 

Thursday afternoon—you are with us, or you are with the terrorists.

 

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