There was some build up about USA's potential and how they could be a factor in wreaking more havoc at the World Cup in Brazil. Those talks have cooled considerably after what happened on Friday afternoon: Germany, Portugal, and Ghana.
I apologize in getting this out late. In the interest of disclosure, I have started a new job this week, and things have been great but hectic the past couple of days. As for last week's picks? You don't want to know.
It's Thanksgiving Week. I'm thankful for many things including the (probably few) readers I have left of this column. Even though it's been an awful season by my standards, I'm thankful you all have stuck around.