So the Women’s World Cup is Happening…



I’m sure by now you have heard about this amazing group of athletes, the new comeback kids: the U.S. Women’s National Team. At least I hope so — after stunning victories against Brazil and France in the quarters and semis, the ladies landed a photograph on the front page of the New York Times. Take that, men’s side (and thanks for blowing it against Mexico in the Gold Cup — that was fun to watch).

Now everyone and their mother is on the USWNT bandwagon (except my roomie Christine, who is completely oblivious to sports, in a good way), and for once, I don’t mind. Keeper Hope Solo (and my newest girl crush) even tweeted: “Go ahead, jump on the bandwagon and let’s do this together.” And you should: moments like this are hard to come by.

I’ve been looking forward to this tournament since the men’s World Cup ended last summer, but I didn’t expect to get so caught up in it. I’ve even watched the replays of matches with my favorite teams on ESPN3, since I don’t have cable and all. And even though the Americans have stumbled along the way (2-1 loss to Sweden, what up), I’m excited (and nervous!!) beyond belief now that they’ve made it to the final.

Are you going to be watching the final? I’m heading to Times Square to watch it, and while it’s not the same as watching at home like I did in ’99, it’s still pretty epic. Go U.S.A.!

This American attitude of pulling everything together and bringing out the best performance in each other is contagious. ~ Coach Pia Sundhage

☆ Sarah


Link Love



Alright, so maybe Link Love is becoming a Tuesday thing, but never fear, I’ve saved up some good (and really random) links…

From the Huffington Post, some of the best iPhone photography out there.

I kinda love this: reasons to be a college newspaper editor.

5 must-have experiences before college graduation, according to

I thought this was fascinating: from the New York Times, how the news of Osama bin Laden’s death was leaked.

In case you missed it (which is actually really likely), the roster for the U.S. Women’s soccer team was announced. The quest for the World Cup starts this June.

Johnny Depp wants to reshape the portrayal of Native Americans in film – go Johnny go!

Also super cool – social media services, translated into Manhattan neighborhoods.

Lovelyish tells which items to buy, keep, or store this summer, but I have to admit I’m not ready to put my oxfords away!

Which links are you loving this week?

~ Sarah

P.S. I also caved and started a Tumblr – check it out.

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This afternoon, FIFA held the drawing for the 2011 Women’s World Cup: check out who the top-seeded Americans will be facing. Do you guys watch women’s soccer, or any women’s sports for that matter?

Another big announcement today, but from the film industry. The Academy just announced the hosts for February’s Academy Awards: James Franco and Anne Hathaway??

Sometimes, sports and music make a beautiful combination. For proof, watch Hannah Storm (of Sportscenter) interview Beyonce.

Speaking of music, this is an interesting feature on dancers who perform on the subway. Have you guys seen them around?

The Frisky shows how to wear knits and florals. Perfect for places where the weather isn’t freezing yet!

And finally, it’s never too early to start making D.I.Y. holiday gifts.

Which links are you loving this week?

~ Sarah