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Rantankerous: Actual useful information about the World Cup

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Cecelia's soccer knowledge is constantly unappreciated. (Source: Bitstrip/Facebook) Cecelia's soccer knowledge is constantly unappreciated. (Source: Bitstrip/Facebook)

Rantankerous [ran-tank'uhr-us] (adjective) - A combination of rant [to speak in a wild or extravagant manner] and cantankerous [contentious, disagreeable]. The word is the only suitable description for the arguments between Brian "What We Learned" Tynes and George "Hot Reads" Jones.

(RNN) – History might be made this weekend if California Chrome can be draped in the white carnations after the Belmont Stakes.

But Rantankerous made its own history this week inviting what, in these parts, qualifies as a soccer expert to educate us about the World Cup, which starts next week. Only some of the information was pulled from Maxim magazine, so you know it's a high-quality report.

Cecelia Hanley, resident RNN soccer guru and unexpected consumer of The Ultimate Guys Guide, put Brian and George to shame in breaking down the teams, players, weird musical instruments, unfinished stadiums and old Americans who no longer deserve your love in a surprisingly useful World Cup extravaganza.

But, lest you think this is a turn toward a more serious enterprise, the lack of air conditioning at NBA games, what other weird sports equipment California Chrome will start to wear, money hidden in odd places and whether the CIA is using Twitter to infiltrate your subconscious brought us back to reality.

Include your thoughts in the comments section, or email us directly using the links above. You can also troll us on Twitter at @BNT_RNN and @GJones_RNN. If you were impressed at Cecelia's soccer knowledge and want more (It's OK if you don't. Seriously. Please don't request more soccer news.), let her know at @CHanleyRNN.

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