Midweek open thread—Football, baby!
I feel like we need a light divertissement, so I'm giving over today's open thread to o jogo bonito.
That's right, football!
The World Cup begins in two days in Russia. And despite my hemming and hawing, I will be watching the matches, because football is bigger than any one country.
And today we woke up to the news that the US, Canada, and Mexico were chosen to co-host the 2026 World Cup.
In spite of Donald Trump's best efforts to isolate us, the world's most watched sporting event returns to our shores 32 years after it first visited. The world knows that America is not Trump, and that he and his stain will be long gone before the festivities begin.
So, for today, relax. Chill out. Take a breather. The beautiful game is back.
This is your open thread.
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