After having been flummoxed for a good while now in my attempts to somehow bring up the World Cup on here (notwithstanding my last discussion of the intersection of sports and words), Alan Black and David Henry Sterry have come to the rescue (via SFist).
Alan will be at the Booksmith tonight at 7:30 pm to discuss his book The Glorious World Cup which involves tales of the “underdogs, overachievers, maniacs, and miracles” that make this event so much fun (and often so heart-wrenching and hair-pulling) to watch.
The Booksmith 1644 Haight St.
And the World Cup itself begins on June 11, and the U.S. plays England the very next day on June 12. Soccernomics anyone?