A moment on a Friday to think about a minor sporting event taking place this summer: the 2010 FIFA World Cup.
The draw was held today and the USA did pretty well, but are paired with the mother country England, which will be a tough match for the new worlders to win.
This theme continues as Brazil and Portugal are in the same group. Normally this would be one of, if not the, match of the group stages, but Portugal have been unusually poor throughout the qualification and are lucky to be in at all.
Spain and any latin american country would also be similar and there they are with Chile and Honduras.
Perhaps I have a theme for my cheering: go new worlders!