By, Kyle Gibson
Today was a milestone for the Kicking It blog. The site hit 1,000 views, a benchmark I never thought I’d hit. I also found a great site for the Kicking It podcast, Buzzsprout, whose link you can find in a previous post.
Today was also a day where I really ended up getting a prediction wrong. I thought that Brazil would really get behind lost players Neymar and Thiago Silva. Basically, I went with heart over head.
I’ve never been this wrong concerning soccer in my life, as Germany beat Brazil 7-1, one of the biggest World Cup defeats of all time.
I’ve had a long, weird history with being very overconfident about Brazilian soccer. When I first started watching at age 8, Ronaldinho and Ronaldo were amazing and spellbinding and filled my young mind with wonder. I’ve predicted Brazil to win every World Cup since 2006 and I’ve been wrong every time.
I wanted to write this post to show I’m not above admitting I was very wrong. I’ve made a lot of positive predictions this World Cup, but this is a pretty humbling experience.
I hope you will continue to read this blog and accept that we’re all wrong sometimes. I learned a super valuable lesson today, never let your heart outweigh logic when you’re making a prediction.
Thanks to Braxton Crisp and Christian Cole for their contributions to the blog, as well as my dad for helping with the podcast.