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Viva Oranje!

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So the finals of the World Cup are upon us, and this leads to the question: for whom do you pull?

Nothing against the Spaniards, and not to argue with Paul the Octopus, but we will be pulling for the Dutch. Any team which adopts the brilliant nickname Clockwork Oranje deserves support.

Incidentally, since the Knicks have been in the news lately, it's worth noting that their colors are derived from the days when the Dutch controlled Manhattan, which also explains the beaver in the official seal of the city (quick book recommendation: Island At The Center of the World is absolutely remarkable).

Then again, given how New York fell flat in the pursuit of Lebron James, perhaps the octopus is correct.

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