Well, on the plus side, today is the one-year anniversary of Jose Mourinho's return as Chelsea manager. For the first time in four seasons, we will begin a season with the same manager as during the previous summer. Hurray!
In other news...
Join SBN & KICK TV for a live World Cup preview | SB Nation
It all kicks off at 3pm EDT, with Matt Ufford, Jimmy Conrad, Ryan Rosenblatt, and a few famous(er) guests.
World Cup ball is the most aerodynamic ever | Popular Mechanics
So no knuckle-ball controversy this time around? How boring.
The World Cup is better than your job | SB Nation
Well, duh. But some take it a bit too far, like quitting.
Falcao's ACL keeps him out of the World Cup | SB Nation
I guess it's not surprising that he hadn't quite recovered in five months.
Old strikers find new homes | SB Nation, Liverpool Offside
David Villa goes to NYCFC (well, in March; not sure what he'll do until then). Rickie Lambert goes to Liverpool, which is a bit of a headscratcher.
Here's one to remember for the next FIFA Puskás Award | SB Nation
Nice one, Timbers.
Star Wars episode 7 leaked photos | TMZ
Practical effects and real sets! But where's Jar-Jar?
Everything that Apple announced on Monday | The Verge
Will have to see this new-look OS X in action before jumping to conclusions, I suppose...
FOOTBALL (all times BST):
17.00: Euro U21 Qualifying, Group 3, 1st vs. 5th: Netherlands U21 vs. Luxembourg U21
20.00: International Friendly: Brazil vs. Panama
23.50: International Friendly: Greece vs. Nigeria
02.30 (next day): International Friendly: Mexico vs. Bosnia and Herzegovina