If only.

This is embarrassingly overdue, but I just wanted to thank my friends—Pete L'Official, Piotr Orlov, Anmol Chaddha, Chris Ryan, Bethlehem Shoals and Eugene Kuo—for their incredible contributions during the World Cup. If you missed it, you can start here and work your way backwards. We made very few predictions, so I don't think we got very much wrong...

Also, I'll be guest-blogging at Ta-Nehisi's spot this week.

As if you didn't already have him bookmarked.

And, apropos of nothing: a pretty cool article on Jean Cocteau's brief career managing a boxer.

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