I'm probably the last person who should put up this thread, seeing's how I don't know the first thing about soccer, but if I'm gonna watch this thing it would be nice if there were some RR commentary to accompany it.
So the United States no-nicks are facing off against the Three Lions of England. The last time these teams squared off in the World Cup was 1950, when the Americans beat England 1-0 in the "Miracle on Grass." The only American journalist at that event was the late great Dent McSkimming of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
So why is S. Africa called "The boys, the boys" rather than just "The boys"?