Opinion: The Curmudgeon on the Cusp of the Cup

Opinion, by Michael Royster

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - What’s not to like about the 2014 FIFA World Cup? The Curmudgeon, having watched half the opening round games, will take out his cusp (from Latin “cuspis”), point out a few things and spear a few vanities. Point the first: Vilifying the President. Present at the opening ceremony, Brazil’s President Dilma and FIFA’s Lord High Troll Sepp Blatter both thought silence was golden.

Yet as one might expect, at some point the cameras were . . .

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