Slovakia is also exactly the type of team that the US will likely have to beat to advance out of the group stages of the World Cup, so this should be a very good yardstick for which to judge the prospects of the USMNT.
Everybody's pick to win it all, Florida, lost to Alabama, exposing Florida for what it is:a good to mediocre team at best. The same can be said for the entire SEC, the most overrated and over-hyped conference in the nation.
I've got nothing against sports films that exult in good sportsmanship and the triumph of the underdog. But I'm more inclined towards films like The Damned United that scrape past the noble veneer of sports.
There is a great American holiday tradition that flies under the radar annually. It's not only funny, but heartwarming and wildly entertaining. Every December 23rd Late Night with David Letterman celebrates the holiday.