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My World Cup runneth over

Our Ugly American sporting press on the selections of Qatar and Russia isn't flattering

Originally Published: December 6, 2010
By Jeff MacGregor | ESPN.com

I wonder about us sometimes.

Take our heartbroken national reaction to that World Cup news late last week. FIFA, the governing body of the planet's most popular sport, announced that Russia will host the World Cup in 2018, and that Qatar will do so in 2022. Our American bid failed.

To read the zombie legions of our undead U.S. sporting press, you'd have thought someone stole the Super Bowl.

And Christmas.

And annexed Candyland.

I ...

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