Are you a beautiful game expert? Can you differentiate between flopping Italians, flopping Argentinians and flopping Koreans? Are you still incensed that the Scots again failed to qualify? Are the only two
soccer football players you've heard of named David Beckham and Landon Donovan? If any of these apply to you, prove your mettle in CGB's World Cup Bracket Challenge! If none of these apply to you, sign up anyway because it's easy and fun!
1) Follow this link to ESPN's 'join a group' page. (You may have to sign up first)
2) Type 'california golden blogs' into the search bar
3) When you arrive at the CGB page enter the password: 'gobears' - one word, no caps.
Now all you need to do is create your bracket! You have until next Friday (about 10 days) to get your picks in, so don't procrastinate!
Need a little advice going in? I've heard some great things about South Africa's Bafana Bafana, and nobody knows anything about North Korea, so I figure it's a 50/50 chance that they're totally awesome. OK, fine, I may be giving bad advice to sabotage my competition. For some real advice, I'm turning things over to the greatest man to ever walk the face of the earth. The Special One, two time winner of the Champion's League and now coach of Real Madrid: Jose Mourinho. (video may be mildly NSFW, depending on how crazy your workplace is.)
(Even if you know nothing about soccer, you MUST watch the part of this video in which Jose talks to Arsenal coach Arsene Wenger (referred to as 'Voyeur') about new summer signing Andrei Arshavin. It starts at the 7:30 mark and it's brilliant.)