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JoeinAustin

JoeinAustin
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Austin, Travis, Rep. of Tex.
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March 05
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Born in the oil and gas deposit-rich region of North Texas, on the fraying edge of the Permian Basin, my mother was a special ed teacher, my father, a “pumper,” a far more glamorous job among the petroletariat than the name would indicate. I managed to escape the small town that spawned me promptly after High School graduation, a modicum of sanity still intact to ride shotgun with my generous portions of anger and resentment. Some five years later, I copped a BS degree from the University of Texas at Austin. Said institution and I gladly parted ways. In the intervening 20-plus years, though my only ambition has been to have ambition, I have miraculously coughed-up a boatload of freelance articles, a couple of books of dubious merit, and a metric ton of songs of occasionally inspired quality, not to mention a paralegal certificate, 11 years of experience as a legal underling, and tens of thousands of bicycle commuter miles.

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JULY 24, 2011 11:56PM

Uruguay beats Paraguay for Copa America title

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Uruguay 3 - 0 Paraguay
Suarez 13'
Forlan 41', 90'

Happy fans

Uruguay defeated Paraguay by three goals to nil to win the Copa America tournament on this crisp winter's afternoon at Stadio El Monumental in Buenos Aires. Uruguay's two stars from its 2010 World Cup 3rd Place finish, Luis "Handball" Suarez and Diego "Ballon d'Or" Forlan,  provided the goals for the new Champion of the Americas.

team

Paraguay reached the final without the benefit of winning a single match in the tournament, winning both of their knockout round games, against Brazil and Venezuela, on penalty kicks after scoreless draws.  The match against Venezuela ended in an ugly brawl (See vid below). Uruguay controlled the run of play in the final from start to finish and Paraguay did not seem to belong on the same pitch as la celeste olímpica. Apparently, Uruguay's third place run in South Africa was no fluke.


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