Monthly Archives: July 2014

Anna Kraft: The German Erin Andrews

Anna Kraft Sky1

Not only does World Cup season open American eyes to the world’s greatest athletes that would otherwise be relegated to 22 seconds of air time on the back end of SportsCenter, but all the lovely musings that come along with knowing about 94% of the world isn’t the United States.  In light of Germany’s great victory to become the true Weltmeister we must go beyond honor the names of heroes like Mario, Tomas, Philipp, and Manuel.  Not only can Germany produce better football, beer, cars and socio-economic systems than the United States, but apparently the pressbox isn’t immune to their superiority.  Enter: Anna Kraft.

This lovely former athlete turned sports journalist is from Leverkusen in Germany’s even lovelier Rhineland.  After studying in Köln and getting her press career started with Eintracht Frankfurt, she has made her way to being a steady presence on Sky Germany.  Who knows, a Miss 500 European Title belt might be in the near future?  So, a little ode to Germany’s best soccer talent, on the field and in the press box.

Anna Kraft: Telegenic (obviously)

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I Believe in Schadenfreude!

USA Portugal

For the past two weeks, a contingent from The 500 has been hopping around Brazil to partake in the greatest of sporting events: The World Cup. While American tradition says to always strive and believe in the best of things, most Americans are rooting for Team USA. After excising the Team USA demons that were Team Ghana, American fervor was at an all time high. Coupled with a German draw with said Ghanaians, the path was clear for the Americans to actually WIN the so called Group of Death.  The only thing standing in their way was team hair gel aka Portugal.

Fast forward to (5 minutes of!!!) stoppage time and American football was about to take it’s greatest leap forward.

Enter Michael Bradley.

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