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Season 2010 Episode 0601

The Glorious World Cup: A Fanatic's Guide

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The global frenzy has already begun for the historic World Cup starting on June 11 in Johannesburg, South Africa. With the frenzy comes the competition, the trash-talk, the strategy, the high hopes, the dedication, and the downright madness that accompanies the once-every-four-years tournament. The Glorious World Cup brings everything World cup, with a solid dose of humor.For one month, billions of people are glued to TV sets, radios, and sports pages, waiting with bated breath for their teams- advancement. There are tears of elation and sorrow. Pints are drunk. Knuckles are bruised. Noses are broken. And it's all in the name of a universal love of the biggest game on the planet.Alan Black and co-writer David Henry Sterry take the piss from past to present: filled with tall tales, stats, photos, hilarity, famous-player profiles, hooligans, maniacs, commentary from famous fans, a look back at the greatest World Cup Finals, and so much more. It's the ultimate fan guide for what-s certain to be the biggest, ballsiest, most epic World Cup yet. Begin the countdown to June 11 with Black, contributor Po Bronson, and us this evening!Alan Black, as a kid, wrote his first book on the sidewalk with chalk. It was a bestseller with feet. He writes for various platforms, some low and some high. He is a columnist at www.goal.com, the web's leading soccer site. He's a featured blogger at www.sfgate.com, and a regular contributor to the Huffington Post. His most recent book is Kick the Balls: A Bruising Season in the Life of a Suburban Soccer Coach.moreless

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