Mick Jagger can’t get no soccer satisfaction, either.
The Rolling Stones frontman has openly predicted wins for four recent World Cup teams — Brazil (vs. the Netherlands) in 2010, the U.S. (vs. Ghana) in 2010, England (vs. Germany) in 2010 and Italy (vs. Uruguay) this year — and all went down to defeat.
Fearing a repeat occurrence, it’s little surprise that Brazilian fans have taken to social media to urge Jagger: “Hey! You! Get off of my cloud!”
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Stunned media analysts are calling it a naked reverse.
Among the top 10 thoughts going through Luis Suarez’s mind, from CBS’s David Letterman:
• “No one will ever see this.
• “This guy’s shoulder hit me in the teeth.
• “What are they gonna do, kick me out of the tournament?”
Yalta it’s not
It’s a sad commentary on world affairs when a history-altering summit meeting of the Big Three refers to LeBron, Wade and Bosh.
In 1945, it was Roosevelt, Churchill and Stalin.
Taking the plunge
The Oakland A’s signed a new lease to remain in plumbing-plagued O.co Coliseum for another 10 years.
In honor of re-upping during the World Cup, any sewage backups the next three weeks will be referred to as stoppage time.
Shades of Little League
The Milwaukee Brewers scored three runs on one wild pitch by Colorado Rockies pitcher Christian Friedrich on Saturday.
No word on whether Rockies manager Walt Weiss took the team to Dairy Queen after the game.
The write stuff
• Reggie Hayes of the Fort Wayne (Ind.) News-Sentinel, after Brewers shortstop Jean Segura said he’d never seen three runs score on one wild pitch before: “Keep in mind Segura is only 24 and he rarely watches the Cubs.”
• Comedy writer Tim Hunter, on a sure sign an employee is taking the World Cup too seriously: “When the boss asks him to do something, he flops.”
• Tim Cooper of the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, after Michelle Wie said she slept with the U.S. Open trophy: “Hopefully for Wie, the trophy didn’t hog the covers.”
Tooth & consequences
FIFA has barred Uruguay’s Suarez for nine matches and four months for biting an Italian opponent.
Apparently four out of five dentists recommended it.
Dwight Perry: 206-464-8250 or firstname.lastname@example.org