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The World Cup in Brazil
11-06-2014

Never has Brazil felt a World Cup so weirdly. In fact, the mix of a presidential election and the World Cup isn’t good. People in the country are in between being apathetic to necessarily happy. For example, putting a Brazilian flag on the car has become a demonstration of vote in the government. In addition, […]

Sport Metaphors III
31-03-2014

How are you guys doing? Great I hope. So, going back to our topic of sports metaphors, I’m going to talk about some that are connect to another of American’s greatest passion: Baseball.

Sport Metaphors II
05-03-2014

Hello everybody.On my last post I talked to you about a few sport metaphors that are commonly used. Also they were quite general, referring to more than one sport activity. This time I want to address those that are related to American football. So, let’s start with my favorite one which is Monday morning quarterbacking. […]

Sport Metaphors I
02-03-2014

Just the other day I was talking to a couple of friends when I realized how many sport metaphors we use during conversation. Actually, to be more accurate we use a lot of soccer analogies. And then it dawned on me to talk about that. You see, contrary to Brazil where the world of sports […]

American Football 101
09-06-2013

Do you know much about American football?  Better yet, did you know that there are American football teams in Brasília? Casa Thomas Jefferson is sponsoring the Tubarões do Cerrado,  a team that was born in August 2004, when Leandro Barreto and Serginho Dias organized the first unofficial matches. With that in mind and following the […]