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Hope Solo, Abby Wambach Visting Late Show with David Letterman

Fresh off a heartbreaking loss in the Women’s World Cup finals against Japan, U.S. stars Hope Solo and Abby Wambach will visit the Late Show with David Letterman Tuesday.

Joining Solo and Wambach on Tuesday’s show are actor Steve Carell and the Del McCoury Band and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band.

 

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This Is Why No One Likes Soccer

Any time you can grab your opponent’s hand and use it to punch yourself in the face, you gotta do it.

(H/t Gabrielle Marcotti and Jack McMullan)

Next Media Animation Explains the 2022 World Cup in the Most Amazing Way Possible


These people can do no wrong. If this doesn’t make you laugh on a Monday morning, you should maybe consider getting a new job.

Chris Botta Can't Catch a Break, but he Sure Does Have a Lot of Support

Both SI.com and SBNation delve into the New York Islanders-Chris Botta saga, coming down hard on the hockey team’s management.

Red Light’s Stu Hackel points out how absurd it was/is for the Islanders to revoke Botta’s credential, seeing as he’s one of the only sources of news for the club. Judging by the harsh comments on his post, the readers – who give Islanders Point Blank 1.5 million page views a month – agree. Hackel even calls for NHL commissioner Gary Bettman to moderate the PR disaster.

Steve Lepore has even harsher words for the team:

The Islanders should not be revoking Botta’s credentials, they should be begging him to come back. Not just for getting on Mike Francesa, or the few other TV and radio shows that gave Botta airtime on Thursday. He has done a better job than almost anyone in the hockey universe to get people to pay attention to a team that has not been worth paying attention to for many, many years. They have not advanced past the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs in what is now closing in on two decades. They needed a new building two decades ago, too. Fact is, Botta’s writing is deserving of a much better team.

As for Botta? He’s still posting, albeit in a neutered manner: Read more