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All World Cup, all the time on 'The Daily Show'

John Hodgman to Jon Stewart: "The only people who care about the World Cup now are sad, obsessive soccer nerds trying to relive the glory of their college days."

Hodgman proceeds to stare down Stewart, who played at William & Mary.

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John Oliver, in training to become an English World Cup lout:
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Landon Donovan and Bob Bradley stop by the set ("What happened to the Gooch?").....
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By Steve Goff  |  July 1, 2010; 4:36 AM ET
Categories:  2010 World Cup , TV , U.S. men's national team  | Tags: Jon Stewart, Landon Donovan, The Daily Show, World Cup  
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Bob Bradley seemed very happy for a man who's been fired by the media.

Posted by: I-270Exit1 | July 1, 2010 7:32 AM | Report abuse

Bob is just a casual guy, I guess.

Posted by: glfrazier | July 1, 2010 7:42 AM | Report abuse

Awesome! John S is a soccer fan and John Oliver is just hilarious!

Posted by: charlie015 | July 1, 2010 7:55 AM | Report abuse

The interview fell a bit flat for me.

Posted by: Reignking | July 1, 2010 7:58 AM | Report abuse

Jon Stewart: "Bruce is your coach?!"

Glad to see him pumping up the domestic game.

Posted by: nairbsod | July 1, 2010 8:04 AM | Report abuse

Paul's match report.

Posted by: I-270Exit1 | July 1, 2010 8:07 AM | Report abuse

Interview was a bit flat because I don't think they knew how to react, and I think that Stewart was actually slightly geeking out about the whole thing and was put in the tough position of keeping it entertaining and understandable to the novice while all he wanted to do was talk shop.

Orange slice thing was silly and stupid though.

Also, unintentional hilarity with Stewart telling The Bruce to put Bornstein in in place of Donovan.

Posted by: VercengetorixII | July 1, 2010 8:17 AM | Report abuse

At least UVa got a plug :)

Posted by: Reignking | July 1, 2010 8:37 AM | Report abuse

"In its first-ever game in Northern Virginia" -- that's hard to believe.

Posted by: Reignking | July 1, 2010 8:39 AM | Report abuse

"Bob Bradley seemed very happy for a man who's been fired by the media."

He didn't sound happy on the Dan Patrick show yesterday. Sounded pretty grim, in fact. (Not so much because of the dismissal talk, just because of the World Cup exit.)

"The interview fell a bit flat for me."

Landon was solid with all the other TV stuff he did yesterday. I imagine this one was a combination of: Bob's not exactly Mr. Personality, and for Landon, it's gotta be pretty stifling sitting there trying to do a comedy show with your coach next to you.

Posted by: ChristopherMc | July 1, 2010 8:57 AM | Report abuse

i thought the orange slice thing was hilarious. i also expected some joke about how every american coach has his son on his team (i do, at least).

no such thing as bad publicity.

Posted by: troy6 | July 1, 2010 8:59 AM | Report abuse

Posted by: I-270Exit1 | July 1, 2010 9:34 AM | Report abuse

This right-winger found the Beck bashing absolutely hysterical. "And if you don't listen to him, it makes even more sense." Amen to that!

Thanks for the link. Stewart is on too late for me. Us free-market capitalist imperialists (redundant?) need to get our sleep before exploiting the workers.

Posted by: Rand-al-Thor | July 1, 2010 9:37 AM | Report abuse

Oranje guys gonna put up a Netherlands/Brasil matchday?

Posted by: OWNTF | July 1, 2010 9:55 AM | Report abuse

Oops, lost track of the days, I guess I have to wait.

Posted by: OWNTF | July 1, 2010 9:56 AM | Report abuse

Red card, no question, OWNTF.

Posted by: Reignking | July 1, 2010 9:57 AM | Report abuse

John Oliver rocks. John Hodgeman, not so much.

Plus, the Stewart digs at England are just great. paraphrased "If the ref had allowed this clear goal, Germany would only have handed them their a$$ 4-2."

Posted by: delantero | July 1, 2010 9:58 AM | Report abuse

Any Salvadoreans at the match last night?

Posted by: Reignking | July 1, 2010 10:20 AM | Report abuse

Don't get me wrong, I love the exposure that soccer in general (and Donovan specifically) is getting post Cup - but this is starting to look a bit "victory tour-ish" and is glossing over the facts that we came very close to not making it out of our group and probably should have beaten Ghana.

Posted by: soccerman | July 1, 2010 10:25 AM | Report abuse

The loadest mouth I heard from the media about firing Bob came from that numbnutz Lalas, who but for MLS's and USSF's propensity for falling all over the WC '94 class, would not have the platform to raise the racket that he does.

He's the shill who when he came to NY/NJ to clean up the mess that he essentially made worse, tried to implement a dress code among the coaches and staff (putting them in ties and jackets) and ended up firing Bob. He has a track record of failure in every soccer job he has had, yet like the cockroaches after a nuclear holocaust, manages to survive.

Posted by: lgm6986 | July 1, 2010 10:25 AM | Report abuse

Harsh red card for OWNTF. His TV took a dive, he was nowhere close to it.

Posted by: I-270Exit1 | July 1, 2010 10:28 AM | Report abuse

@Rand-al-Thor

+1

Posted by: benonthehill | July 1, 2010 10:32 AM | Report abuse

@soccerman - missed opportunity against Ghana aside, winning our WC group for the first time in 80 years deserves a "victory tour" of some sort. dont dismiss what a tremendous accomplishment that was, weak group or not.

@lgm6986 - I liked that hes had to spend most of the tournmanet sitting next to Ruud. I'm sure thats not akward or anything...

Posted by: VTUnited | July 1, 2010 10:40 AM | Report abuse

winning our WC group for the first time in 80 years . . dont dismiss what a tremendous accomplishment that was, weak group or not Posted by: VTUnited

+1

Or we could fret about it, ban the National team, create an investigatory commission, and hire a $10 million Brasilian or Swede for a coach

Posted by: delantero | July 1, 2010 11:20 AM | Report abuse

@Reignking: absolutely no question you were going to your shorts pocket for the card, and not the shirt pocket.

OWNTF, you even lose your orange slice priveleges for that one.

Posted by: Rand-al-Thor | July 1, 2010 11:37 AM | Report abuse

When Sneijder bends it off the outside of his right foot, is that an oranje slice?

Posted by: OWNTF | July 1, 2010 1:32 PM | Report abuse

Now it's a 10-game suspension, with no pay.

Posted by: Rand-al-Thor | July 1, 2010 1:54 PM | Report abuse

When Sneijder bends it off the outside of his right foot, is that an oranje slice?

Posted by: OWNTF | July 1, 2010 1:32 PM | Report abuse

+10

(time flies when you're having pun)

Posted by: SportzNut21 | July 1, 2010 4:13 PM | Report abuse

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