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TSF Writer Throws Down a World Cup Bracket Gauntlet!

A big reason Phil's picking Germany to win. - Claudio Villa

Can you see into the future like Paul the Octopus? Do you have time travelling abilities? A hunch about Honduras making a surprise run? Phil West, one of your faithful TSF writers, has put together a bracket challenge tied to his upcoming tour around the U.S. to chronicle American soccer fandom. And he wants his fellow Arsenal fans to get into the action.

Here's where you can find the bracket challenge, with a few simple steps.

1. Jump on the Kickstarter and contribute. Any amount works to get you into the system.

2. Make sure you can log into ESPN.

3. It'll ask you for a password for the bracket group (WeWantTheWorldBookClub); message Phil in Kickstarter, and you'll get the password there. (And it's hilarious.)

4. Pick your teams! Remember to fill out the tiebreaker box: How many goals do you think the winning team will score during the tournament?

The prize, for the winner: If you pledge up to the $30 level, you'll get a copy of the travelogue you'd normally get at the $50 level. If you pledge at the $50 level, you'll get the lithograph that would normally be awarded at the $100 level.

Brackets: They help you root for outcomes you're otherwise be comparatively blase about! Yay, brackets!

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