14    Jun 20142 comments

FIFA World Cup: A global game

Fuleco the Armadillo is the official mascot of the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil.

This year's FIFA World Cup is just starting in Brazil. Soccer is one of the top sports in the world, and the number one sport in most countries outside of the U.S. It's an international sport, and one of the most exciting games to watch.

Brazil is hosting the World Cup for the second time, after hosting the 1950 World Cup. Games will be held in 12 different stadiums across the country. The championship has been awarded every four years since the inaugural tournament in 1930 (except for 1942 and 1946).

Thirty-two different teams will compete toe-to-toe in a total of 64 games, played over the next month, from June 12 through July 13, 2014.

The World Cup is one of the world's most widely viewed sporting events. It is estimated that over 715 million people watched the final match of the 2006 FIFA World Cup held in Germany.

No matter whom you root for, the World Cup is a unique opportunity for people of all backgrounds to get together and to celebrate camaraderie, patriotism and World Cup soccer on big screen TVs.

Where will you watch games? What team are you cheering for?

31    Jan 20130 comments

Super Bowl: Family parties, rivalry

I remember my family’s Super Bowl parties.

I can still taste the delicious chicken wings my dad would make and I have fond memories of our family coming together to watch the game.

This Sunday - the 47th Super Bowl - sees the Baltimore Ravens take on the San Francisco 49ers in New Orleans.

Whether we're watching the game for the Super Bowl commercials or rooting for our favorite team, it’s a great opportunity for family to enjoy the game together.

Families are often divided in their loyalties to different teams; my family was the same. My cousin would root for one team and my uncle would support the other. Friendly rivalry, of course, although I do remember my team winning quite often!

This Sunday’s Super Bowl is making history with its own sibling rivalry.

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26    Jul 20120 comments

Poll: Athletes in your family?

Following our series of polls on characteristics that run in the family, and with the Olympics now underway, we wanted to ask your thoughts on whether athletic ability runs in your family.

Some families love going on hikes, swimming, bike rides and pursuing other outdoor activities together. But do athletic parents produce athletic kids? Do you have athletes in your family?

Let us know via the poll below:


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