Sleepless in Seattle: Watch Out for the Seahawks in the Playoffs

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The NFL has seen its fair share of Cinderella stories in recent years. In 2007, the sixth-seed New York Giants upset the 18-0 New England Patriots in Super Bowl XLIV. Then there was the 9-7 Arizona Cardinals, who hosted a playoff game and appeared in the franchise’s first Super Bowl ever. However, there is one underdog story that the NFL has never seen; that is a sub-.500 team making the playoffs….until now.

By: Justin Mertes-Mistretta

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Spain Wins Their First World Cup Ever; Plus Post-World Cup Awards

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It wasn’t always the beautiful game, but the best team came out victorious as Spain defeated the Netherlands 1-0 Sunday to win its first ever World Cup trophy.

Andres Iniesta got the crucial goal for the Spanish in extra time, just four minutes away from a penalty shootout. The midfielder smashed home a close range half-volley after being put through by Cesc Fabregas- it was a classy finish on a night where those were sorely lacking.

By: Sam Svoboda and Justin Mertes-Mistretta

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Top 5 reasons to root for the Netherlands in the World Cup Final

As even most non-soccer fans know, the 2010 FIFA World Cup will conclude on Sunday afternoon as the Netherlands takes on Spain for the right to call themselves World Champions. The match itself should be an exciting contest between two attacking sides, but it’s always more fun when you’re rooting for a team. So for those of you who can’t decide who to pull for in this clash; or for those of you who don’t feel informed enough to make a decision, here are five reasons to throw your support behind Netherlands:

1. Karma: The Dutch reached two World Cup finals in the 1970s but lost both, and are commonly labeled “the best team never to win a World Cup”. Those 70s squads were some of the most transcendent in soccer history, creating a whole new style called “Total Football” in which players could swap positions on the fly. In short, although their style isn’t quite as beautiful today, they’re past due for a World Cup triumph.
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