The vast, vast majority of the days over the last four years of our life have contained exactly zero minutes of soccer, yet today, the first since the start of the World Cup when there are no games, makes us feel abandoned and alone. The Round of 16 is over, and the quarterfinals begin Friday morning. Until then: We wait, only the memory of vuvuzelas carrying us through the day. One way to pass the time: looking at The Sports Section World Cup Pool. The current leader is B.Valentine's Compelling Soccer entry, with 52 points. How are your Sports Section editors/writers doing? Josh Dean has 37, Joe DeLessio has 36 points, and Will Leitch has 33 points. We bet you have more than all of us.
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