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Achenblog: June 13, 2010 - June 19, 2010

Another unforgettable soccer moment

I think we can all agree, as soccer aficionados, that it is a crime and travesty when an important soccer game in the World Cup is decided by the umpire. But that's exactly what happened this morning as Germany...

By Joel Achenbach  |  June 18, 2010; 8:59 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (688)
 
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Greatest World Cup goals

Those of us who closely follow sports will not soon forget the incredible goal scored by New Zealand yesterday against that other team in the final 30 seconds. The game was 1-0, with the other team leading and on the...

By Joel Achenbach  |  June 16, 2010; 9:06 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (363)
 
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Mysterious structure at bottom of gulf

The Washington Post has obtained a great deal of subsea video footage from the Deepwater Horizon well site, and here's just one of the clips. I've asked BP to explain what we're looking at. It was apparently taken on...

By Joel Achenbach  |  June 15, 2010; 12:22 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (147)
 
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Oil spill pushes sharks, giant squid, sea monsters to shore

What this oil spill needs desperately is more hysteria. This AOL News piece is actually quite straightforward and gave the headline writer the excuse to fashion something saying, in effect, Oily Sharks Nosh On Florida Swimmers. My computer's freakin'...

By Joel Achenbach  |  June 14, 2010; 10:27 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (255)
 
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