A Reminder: The Ordinary Times World Cup Contest

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

  3. Avatar Burt Likko
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    First goal of the World Cup: an own goal by Brazil.

    I doubt anyone picked Croatia to win, though.Report

    • Avatar Mark Thompson in reply to Burt Likko
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    • Avatar James Hanley in reply to Burt Likko
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      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
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    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

    • Avatar Mark Thompson in reply to James Hanley
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      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. Avatar Mark Thompson
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    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

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