Showing the power of Gawker, blogger Susie Gelber converted a Gawker-linked post complaining about The New Republic's World Cup group blog, Goal Post, into a gig at said blog. To bring us stuff like this:
I don't want to risk England not facing Germany. Want to see Germany try to get past England's secret weapon: Peter Crouch. Because the man who makes Beckham's wife look like she could stand to lose a few is a good player, but an even better walking, kicking memorial to the liberation of Auschwitz.
10 readings later, that last bit still makes no sense (aside from being moot since England will play Ecuador). Apart from anything else, Auschwitz was liberated by Soviet troops.
[UPDATE 22 June: if someone over at Goal Post happens to read this, can you close that damned italics tag?]