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TV Junkie: A Lazy 4th of July Weekend Features Tour de France

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Weekend Edition

With a weekend of repeats and series marathons (we find only the HBO "John Adams" marathon timely enough) we have plenty of sporting events, most of them "non-American" despite the fact that a lot of Americans enjoy participating in them: soccer, cycling, and tennis.

On Saturday we advance further with the FIFA World Cup with two games (Argentina vs Germany and Paraguay vs Spain) as well as the prologue time trial of the Tour de France. Very early Sunday morning brings us the men's final at Wimbledon and Stage 1 of the Tour de France. This is when we begin our annual pitch for you to check out the Tour de France, an interesting sport with some intricacies, where you are guaranteed to learn something as well as enjoy opportunity to cheer on an ever-growing list of Americans who will play pivotal roles in the outcome of the event.