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The Papal Cup?

July 10, 2014

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#PapalCup

As people all over the internet are claiming to have predicted, the final of this year’s World Cup will be contested by the home countries of our two living popes. This is far too tempting to pass up!

Here is a sampling of what’s out there:

The World Cup becomes The Pope Cup  – Catholic News Service Blog

World Cup finals: It’s Pope versus Pope – CNN Belief Blog

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A house divided as Popes’ teams face off in World Cup championship

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Everything by a top-selling author is not gold

February 11, 2008

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“Playing for Pizza,”
by John Grisham

Do not waste your time reading “Playing for Pizza” just because John Grisham’s name is on the cover.

With a weak, predictable plot, this will make a made-for-TV movie of the poorest kind.

Here’s a guess: John G. went on vacation to Italy, and, to write-off the expenses on his taxes, he wrote this garbage-y tripe to pass off his airfare, train, hotel and restaurant bills as “research.”

All the “local color” can be found in any guidebook on Italy. Actually, some of those guidebooks make better reading than this football-based schlock.

If Grisham had the slightest sense of shame he would travel the world buying back this book from all who have wasted their money on it. – bz

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