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US Open and World Cup Excitement - Perfect Fathers Day Warm-ups!

So do you think this is planned? Both the US Open and World Cup launching today just ahead of Father's Day...and the Open finishing on Father's Day!

Well, Phil Mickelson is charged up and leading at the US Open so far, per ESPN! Round 1 is live on their site: http://espn.go.com



From The Boston Globe, Phil lacks only this one major to complete his Grand Slam win of all the major Golf Tournaments! Only Five people have ever achieved this! Go Phil! ...more

And what about The World Cup!!!  What does Soccer Great, Pele, have to say about this one? Read about his insights in The Boston Globe!

This is Pele being hoisted up by teammates after Brazil won The World Cup in 1970!

For Pelé, this is a very different World Cup experience

By John Powers

  | GLOBE

It may have been 64 years ago, but they’re still talking about Maracanazo down there, the knockout blow that Brazil took from Uruguay in the final match of the 1950 World Cup in Rio de Janeiro.

“Unfortunately that was a big surprise,” Pelé told the Globe this week as his country again was preparing to play footsie with the rest of the planet on its home turf. “All the people say, ‘OK, men don’t cry,’ then you see your father cry and it is a big disappointment.”

Pelé — formally Edson Arantes do Nascimento — was 9 that summer and he went on to produce joyous tears three times as his mid-air mojo inspired his canary-colored playmates to Cup victories in 1958, 1962, and 1970.

“If I have the power to decide, I would put Brazil and Uruguay in the final,” says the 73-year-old Pelé, now the global soccer ambassador for Santander Bank. “Then we will have revenge.”The Seleçao since have won two more golden keepsakes, but what would mean by far the most to the country would be a completion of the circle: a triumph in the final in the same massive Estadio do Maracana. ...more

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If it is a plan to help Dads have enjoy their Special Day/Weekend more, it's a great idea!  Have fun everyone and Good Luck to all the Golfers and the Soccer Teams!!



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