"Uhh... h-hey, buddy! H-h-how's it... how's it going? You're not... you're not hungry, a-are you?"
It's the summer feeding season in for bears in Alaska right now, which typically runs May through late September. During this period, Alaskan brown bears will eat massive quantities of salmon, berries, grass, rodents, and small mammals, in preparation for winter hibernation. This makes summer the safest month to be around bears (although "safest" doesn't mean much; it's still super unsafe!) because they're walking around in lazy, lethargic, perpetual food comas.
"Naw, dude... I just had like 50 Doritos Locos Tacos, man... really freakin' full right now... uuuggghhh..."
That was USA's reaction to Landon Donovan's game winning goal in 2010...
Here's some other stuff you may not know:
2014 marks the United States' seventh straight World Cup appearance, something only Brazil, Argentina, Germany, Italy, Spain and South Korea have done. We have advanced to the knockout rounds three of the last five times, and got to the quarterfinals in 2002.
Our World Cup history includes more than a few star players (from left to right above): Joe Gaetjens (1950), John Harkes (1990, 1994), Clint Dempsey (2006, 2010, 2014), Alexi Lalas (1994), and Landon Donovan (2002, 2006, 2010).
And be sure to check out MLSSoccer.com for more awesome World Cup Facts.