The Charge: June 17, 2014
USA! USA! The United States team got its revenge over Ghana by winning its World Cup opener, 2-1, on Monday night in Brazil. This brings The Charge to 80%.
June 17 in history: The Battle of Bunker Hill took place, the Statue of Liberty arrived in NYC and Amelia Earhart became the first woman to embark on a trans-Atlantic flight. All that pales in comparison to June 17, 1994 though: OJ Simpson's high-speed chase through L.A.In 1994, the OJ Simpson chase had 5 million more views than the Super Bowl that year.@BostonDotCom OJ Simpson "chase" was most bizarre tele-event. Altho Jet Blue passengers watching their plane fail live on CNN was close 2nd.OJ Simpson's famous white Ford Bronco slow-speed chase was 20 years ago today. #OJ20yrs http://t.co/SSLoAbD5XM http://t.co/A1MbjzBAzXDenying OJ's place in history is denying that these are now household phrases: "White Bronco," "If glove don't fit, you must acquit," and "Kardashian."
Minus 10 for the reminder though. The Charge is now 50%.
What better way to celebrate a World Cup victory than with Joe Biden? The Vice President visited Team USA (with his granddaughter and nephew) after the big victory on Monday, with Biden calling the visit a "kick."
Watch the whole video for some more delights from the VP:Behind the Scenes: Inside the U.S. National Team Locker Roomby Caroline Linton via YouTubePlus 15 for the laughs. The Charge is now 65%.
(h/t Daily Intelligencer)