The United States has staged an improbable run for the World Cup, advancing from arguably the toughest group in the tournament. But wrapped in the story of the U.S. national team's run is a fascinating subplot of U.S. military presence overseas, American diversity, and the irresistibility of a man in uniform.
Benjamin Franklin nailed it when he said, "Fatigue is the best pillow." True story, Benny. There's nothing like pushing your body so far past exhaustion that you'd willingly, even longingly, take a nap on a concrete slab.