Folks, let's just start by saying this: Some of the hardest working people here are the U.S. journalists covering the World Cup. Sure, we don't always agree, but the effort they make is massive. Very long hours, constant deadline pressures, having to generate story ideas, hours of travel... you name it. None of us here in South Africa would trade the opportunity; nonetheless, it is a long and exhaustive journey to bring you the sights and sounds of this event, and they certainly put the effort in.
Given that - and the fact that we read just about everything that gets written- we're curious what some of your favorite articles from the World Cup have been so far. Could be well thought-out analysis, a curious side story, even a clever turn of phrase that has captured a moment or inspired you. Let us and them know ...