The 2006 World Cup starts this week, and once again I will be glued to my high-definition enabled television.
The United States, playing in Group E with Italy, Ghana, and the Czech Republic, start matches on June 12. By some reports, this is "the group of death", the term given to the first round group of closely matched teams. The US squad will have a successful World Cup if it can get out of this group alive, and while I'm hopeful for this outcome, it just doesn't feel realistic. I hope I'm wrong, but if I'm betting, I'm picking Czech Republic and Italy to advance.
I hope to be eating these words. C'mon, Arena! Prove me wrong!