I fully understand what you're saying. That GOOD is more interested in the ethnography of The World Cup than FIFA, but you cannot say that by promoting The World Cup (giving it room on your blog and elsewhere) that you're not, in effect, promoting it. Promoting an event that, yes, is about a sport but it's a sporting competition built upon the lives of those that FIFA harms and exploits. For all that you DO advocate, you'd think that the corruption of The World Cup would be worth taking a stand.

shawnhbaldwin-deactivated201407

Appreciate your point. This ethnographic ask, is just one angle of our World Cup coverage. We have people on the ground throughout Brazil covering World Cup protests, which we’ll be publishing in upcoming weeks. 

Less than 2 hours from London but a world away from the city. Jumping into the sea is good for the soul. -Alastair Humphreys

Less than 2 hours from London but a world away from the city. Jumping into the sea is good for the soul. -Alastair Humphreys

I'm surprised to see your tumblr advocating FIFA. An organization that isn't "good" at all, on any level. Doesn't match well with your other posts.

leisureluncheon

Understand your point, but we aren’t so much interested in advocating for soccer’s governing body. The World Cup is the most watched event in the world, it’s one of those few moments left that brings people from across the planet together. We’re interested in compiling a collection of photos from each country to see how people celebrate it locally.

Around the office we’re getting pretty excited for the World Cup.

We really want to see how fans in each of the 32 countries watch their teams. If your country is competing we’d love to see what your local World Cup celebration looks like. 

Tag pictures from your country’s match #WorldCupGOOD on here and on Instagram.

This week our Instagram @al_humphreys will take us on some microadventures around the UK. Big thanks to last week’s curators @teamrubicon http://ift.tt/1kYi1di

This week our Instagram @al_humphreys will take us on some microadventures around the UK. Big thanks to last week’s curators @teamrubicon http://ift.tt/1kYi1di

Did you realize @teamrubicon volunteers double as hug dispensers? We’ve met lots of kind, resilient homeowners affected by disasters in the last 4+ years and are grateful to have another opportunity to serve. http://ift.tt/SpXfYT

Did you realize @teamrubicon volunteers double as hug dispensers? We’ve met lots of kind, resilient homeowners affected by disasters in the last 4+ years and are grateful to have another opportunity to serve. http://ift.tt/SpXfYT

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When a volunteer shows up to a relief operation with @teamrubicon, they’re issued a standard deployment T-shirt that’s been #dog tested and approved. http://ift.tt/1lbRQja

When a volunteer shows up to a relief operation with @teamrubicon, they’re issued a standard deployment T-shirt that’s been #dog tested and approved. http://ift.tt/1lbRQja

policymic:

Just before the World Cup, teams from Darfur, Kurdistan and more are playing in a different tournament

The 32 national teams competing at the FIFA World Cup, which kicks off Thursday, are survivors of a qualifying process that brought together 207 teams across six continents from June 2011 through November 2013. It’s at the heart of the tournament’s global appeal: Any team, if good enough, can play its way onto the sport’s grandest stage.

But that’s not entirely true, of course. More than a dozen ethnic teams go unrecognized by FIFA, the main governing body of international soccer, making their qualification for a World Cup impossible.

Fortunately for fans of underdogs, these small, largely unrecognized states, such as Darfur, Kurdistan and Tamil Eelam, are right now playing in the largest tournament for non-FIFA teams organized in history, the ConIFA (Confederation of Independent Football) World Cup.

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(Source: micdotcom)

latimespast:

"The greatest continuing news story in the history of man has begun," The Times declared on June 6, 1944, better known as D-day. The declaration came not in the text of the story on the front page, but in the box you see at the bottom. It promised "the detailed story of the invasion, complete with all the available maps and pictures," delivered with "speed, thoroughness and accuracy."
You can see how some of that coverage played out in the days that followed here, and here are photos of people reading the front page you see above.
- Laura E. Davis

latimespast:

"The greatest continuing news story in the history of man has begun," The Times declared on June 6, 1944, better known as D-day. The declaration came not in the text of the story on the front page, but in the box you see at the bottom. It promised "the detailed story of the invasion, complete with all the available maps and pictures," delivered with "speed, thoroughness and accuracy."

You can see how some of that coverage played out in the days that followed here, and here are photos of people reading the front page you see above.

- Laura E. Davis

"My country is the world, and my religion is to do good." -Thomas Paine

"My country is the world, and my religion is to do good." -Thomas Paine

In October 2013, 163 @teamrubicon volunteers mucked out flooded homes  in Colorado during Operation: What The Flood, saving the communities of Longmont and Lyons more than $400,000. http://ift.tt/1kySN6r

In October 2013, 163 @teamrubicon volunteers mucked out flooded homes in Colorado during Operation: What The Flood, saving the communities of Longmont and Lyons more than $400,000. http://ift.tt/1kySN6r

The #veterans and first responders of @teamrubicon share a desire to serve and an affinity for ink. #tattoos http://ift.tt/1iWO4pD

The #veterans and first responders of @teamrubicon share a desire to serve and an affinity for ink. #tattoos http://ift.tt/1iWO4pD

Dana Goodyear reimagines a Big Mac. The patty is made from mushrooms, beets, edamame, and bread crumbs. The meat is the sauce. Pretty impressive idea for fifteen minutes of work. 
#HalfBakedDesignChallenge
Illustrations by Kate Bingaman-Burt

Dana Goodyear reimagines a Big Mac. The patty is made from mushrooms, beets, edamame, and bread crumbs. The meat is the sauce. Pretty impressive idea for fifteen minutes of work. 

#HalfBakedDesignChallenge

Illustrations by Kate Bingaman-Burt

washingtonpost:

The ratio of bars to grocery stores in various states across the U.S. — pay special attention to Wisconsin.