With the sorry state of the Cubs season (seriously, Tony Womack contributed our only run last night; we're desperate), some of us may think about turning our attention to another sport for a few weeks. No, no, not the NBA. Nobody cares about the NBA. We're speaking of the World Cup, the biggest sporting event in the world (with the exception of the USA). While we at the Saloon don't seriously pay any attention to soccer, or football if you will, the World Cup provides one of the few opportunities to legitimately stock the fridge with Beck's, break out the good scotch, and hurl racial slurs at our neighbors. Some of us even use this time to dust off the crossbow in the garage. If things go well, and I'm drunk enough, I'll post frequent World Cup updates here at the Saloon. If you would rather not read about soccer or the Cubs, feel free to pull up cnn.com and stare at al-Zarqawi's head for the next three days. By some odd chance, if the Cubs manage to win a game, or score a couple runs, we'll be sure to cover that. But in the meantime, you can relax, throw down a Guinness, and pray for an Iran vs. Ghana match.