Best of the 2014 World Cup?

Man, it’s been over a day since the humiliating demoralization of Brazil has occurred, and I still can’t get enough of seeing all the clips, gifs and photographs of miserable crying Brazilians everywhere.  It never fails to bring me to a degree of laughter, and I know that this is going to be one of those things that I hold on to longer than most others, and will be able to derive enjoyment from it for a long time.

Regardless, to be perfectly honest, I can’t say that I really care about what happens from here on, as far as the World Cup is concerned.  My nationalistic reasons for watching with vested interest were dashed when South Korea jobbed like Lex Luger and Buff Bagwell getting squashed by Chuck Palumbo and Sean O’Haire, and then the United States losing to Belgium like they were the 2004 Lakers.  I’m cool with Germany, since I’ve admired the way they play and go about their business, but really I couldn’t care less if they win it all or not.

However, there’s a good chance that I’ll still catch a remaining game or two, and it’s for one reason: Lynsey Hipgrave.  She’s the attractive blonde studio hostess that’s been anchoring most of the studio analysis on ESPN throughout the entire tournament, and I have to say that I’m quite smitten by her now.  Call it a Yankee thing or something, but aside from the obvious aesthetic appeal, there’s simply the pleasure of listening to her speak with the English accent that those of us in the States are typically drawn to, from that grass-is-greener perspective, but all in all, I’m convinced that this lovely total package is what makes it worth keeping the television on a little bit longer after a match is concluded.

So the question becomes, what is the best thing to come out of the 2014 World Cup?  Lynsey Hipgrave is undoubtedly easy on the eyes and the ears, and I don’t like to change the channel when she’s on the screen, but damn the humiliating destruction of pretty much all of Brazil was truly something to behold.

I can’t really pick.  I’m torn.

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