Opinion: The Curmudgeon is Stunned

Opinion, by Michael Royster

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The first stun gun was Brazil’s 1-7 thrashing by the Germans, because the Curmudgeon has been a rabid Brazil fan since the 1970 World Cup, when he lived in Brasília and was astonished by the outpouring of support for the “Seleção” and the spontaneous happiness after each victory, even though a military dictatorship was in power and tried to identify with the national team. All of . . .

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