Tag: Spain

Music

From Woodstock to Springsteen: Spain’s Stormy Mondays and the American Dream

Despite hailing from Spain, Stormy Mondays have completed some ultra-American milestones: sharing a mic with Bruce Springsteen (in New...

Suburban Metal Dad, Webcomics

Suburban Metal Dad #460, “Spain?”

Welcome back to Suburban Metal Dad, Popdose’s resident webcomic. Read a new one every Monday and Friday.  Click the pic to...

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Soccer, Sports

World Cup: Final Recap

Netherlands 0-1 Spain (after extra time) Call this one a win for attacking soccer. Although it doesn’t seem that way after four...

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Soccer, Sports

World Cup: Third-Place Game Recap and Final Preview

Uruguay 2-3 Germany The third-place game is FIFA’s way of telling two teams, “That’s OK. We can just cuddle,” and...

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Soccer, Sports

World Cup Semifinal 2 Recap

Germany 0-1 Spain The soccer world, including myself, had bought so into this concept of a New Germany – one that reflects a more...

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Soccer, Sports

World Cup: Semifinal 1 Recap and Semifinal 2 Preview

Uruguay 2-3 Netherlands Usually in soccer, the phrase “Let the old defender who played for years in Scotland shoot from...

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Soccer, Sports

World Cup: Matchday 21 Recap and Semifinal 1 Preview

Argentina 0-4 Germany Germany might not have played a traditional Teutonic style, but their tactics today were straight out of their...

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Soccer, Sports

World Cup: Matchday 20 Recap and Matchday 21 Previews

Netherlands 2-1 Brazil This matchup of two of the most celebrated diving/soccer teams lived up to its billing. It helped that Brazil took...

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Soccer, Sports

World Cup: Matchday 19 Recap and Matchday 20 Previews

Paraguay 0-0 Japan (5-3 on penalties) As with Uruguay v. South Korea, this was always going to be the appetizer to the main course later in...

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Soccer, Sports

World Cup: Matchday 18 Recap and Matchday 19 Previews

Netherlands 2-1 Slovakia After all of yesterday’s drama, this game was bound to be a return to what we expect in the group stage: a...

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Soccer, Sports

World Cup: Matchday 11 Recap and Matchday 12 Previews

Portugal 7-0 North Korea Before North Korea’s opening game against Brazil, a friend retweeted something from someone he followed. The...

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Soccer, Sports

World Cup: Matchday 10 Recap and Matchday 11 Previews

Slovakia 0-2 Paraguay Yesterday’s Cameroon v. Denmark game showed that a fight for survival between teams of contrasting styles could...

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Soccer, Sports

World Cup: Matchday 6 Recap and Matchday 7 Preview

Honduras 0-1 Chile After yesterday’s crapfests, it was a relief to see both teams flying around the field at a ridiculous pace,...

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Soccer, Sports

World Cup: Matchday 5 Recap and Matchday 6 Preview

Popdose's daily recap of the action at the World Cup and a preview of tomorrow's games....

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Soccer, Sports

The World Cup: Groups G & H Previews

This is my final preview of the eight groups. After the tournament begins on Friday, I’ll try to have daily recaps of the day’s...