A Reminder: The Ordinary Times World Cup Contest


Mark of New Jersey

Mark is a Founding Editor of The League of Ordinary Gentlemen, the predecessor of Ordinary Times.

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  1. Avatar Burt Likko says:

    Not only will the winner get to control Mark’s gravatar for six months (hint: he’s a big Buffalo Bills fan) but the winner will also get to designate the subject matter of a post by me.

    If you’re feeling at sea about the odds of the various teams advancing, Nate Silver might be able to lend you a hand, you silly American.

    Come on and join the fun!Report

  2. Avatar Burt Likko says:

    All: the Mexico : Cameroon match, you need to get signed up before 6:00 a.m. (Eastern time) tomorrow.Report

  3. Avatar Burt Likko says:

    First goal of the World Cup: an own goal by Brazil.

    I doubt anyone picked Croatia to win, though.Report

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    • Avatar James Hanley in reply to Burt Likko says:

      And now the first successful acting job to get a yellow card and penalty kick. That didn’t take long.Report

  4. Avatar James Hanley says:

    So how frustrating is it that I correctly predicted how many goals Croatia would actually score, but Mark gets credit for correctly picking the score? 😉Report

    • Heh. I’d first like to thank the referee, who made an abysmal call on the PK and a dubious (if understandable) call to disallow a second Croatian goal. And also the Croatian keeper – while both Brazilian goals from the run of play would have required very good saves, they were still both shots that a world class keeper would have made.Report

  5. For what it’s worth, the referees are off to an absolutely embarassing start. The referee yesterday was obviously abysmal, but now Mexico just had a clear goal overruled by a terrible offsides call. Which, for the record, I’m ok with. Because Mexico.Report