Graham Watson

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Graham Watson is the editor of Dr. Saturday. Graham had a brief collegiate soccer career, but traded that in for the life of a journalist and hasn't looked back. Graham has worked for the Dallas Morning News and St. Louis Post-Dispatch, as well as ESPN.com and AOL. She is forever striving to be the cool mom to two boys.

  • Not sitting together won't stop the American Outlaws from cheering in unison

    RIO DE JANEIRO — More than 500 American Outlaws will be on hand for Monday’s U.S.-Ghana game in Natal, however, not all of them will be seated together.

    Unlike past U.S. qualifiers and friendlies, the Outlaw founders were not able to offer ticket options to go along with the travel package the group put together to get American fans to Natal. So, fans were on their own to secure tickets, leaving them spread out throughout the stadium.

    But that’s not going to stop the group from showing their support in unison.

    Since the American Outlaws are staying at the same hotel, they organized a yell practice of sorts so that everyone would be on the same page as to which chants they are doing and when. The group also will practice on the bus ride to the stadium as well as at their designated tailgating spot at Dom Gourmet Rodizio de Pizzas in Lagoa Nova, Brazil.

    Every one of the American Outlaws 130-plus U.S. chapters also are planning events throughout the United States to show their support

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  • Despite loss, Bosnia-Herzegovina's World Cup debut was a proud moment

    RIO DE JANEIRO — When Vedad Ibisevic’s shot trickled through the legs of Argentina goalkeeper Sergio Romero with five minutes remaining, the entire Bosnian nation was right there with him.

    The goal marked the first-ever World Cup goal by the country — if you don’t count the own goal by Sead Kolasinac, which was the fastest own goal in World Cup history at two minutes and eight seconds — and drew the Bosnians within a goal of tying one of the favorites for the World Cup title.

    “It was crazy, crazy,” Ibisevic said. “It was just an amazing feeling, I must admit. It’s one of those special moments in my life that I’ll never forget.”

    [Related: Bosnia writes new story at World Cup ]

    The Bosnians lost their World Cup opener 2-1, but weren’t necessarily disappointed with the result. In fact, Ibisevic said he hoped his team’s play made the rest of the world sit up and take notice that Bosnia was a team that could make a push in this World Cup.

    “We should feel proud and I think everybody saw that

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  • Brazil fans flock to Maracana Stadium to boo Argentina and continue a rivalry

    RIO DE JANEIRO — When Argentina took the field for its first World Cup match against Bosnia-Herzegovina on Sunday, the team was met with a few whistles and boos that continued even as the Argentinians trotted off 90 minutes later with a 2-1 win.

    [Related: Messi strike lights up Macarana as Argentina sink Bosnia ]

    The entire scene was odd since Bosnia-Herzegovina’s fan base consisted of a handful of fans, most of which had congregated to the side of the south goal, which paled in comparison to the swarm of Argentinians that filled Maracana Stadium.

    But when Bosnia-Herzegovina started playing well, cheers of “Bosnia! Bosnia!” started to rain down in Maracana from the hefty dose of Brazilian fans, many of whom had been waiting for this game to watch Argentina stars such as Messi, Sergio Aguero and Angel di Maria — and boo them every chance they got.

    The rivalry between Argentina and Brazil soccer, affectionately called the “Battle of the South Americans,” started with their first match

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  • Chanting Argentina fans have taken over Rio and it is glorious

    RIO DE JANEIRO — Spotting the Argentinian fans in Rio hasn’t been difficult — just follow the singing.

    Legions of Argentina fans clad in light blue and white have taken over the city, singing, jumping, dancing, hugging and, of course, drinking their way through the streets of Brazil's famous beach city much to the delight of pretty much everyone in their path.

    On Sunday, hours before Argentina was set to take on Bosnia and Herzegovina, several fans loaded the metro and made it their very own cheering section. They sang chants that are usually reserved for stadiums and bars and jumped up and down so much that the metro itself began rocking on its rails.

    For more than 30 minutes, their voices rang out through the train while onlookers held up camera phones as they were caught up in the fray.

    It was about as World Cup as it gets and it was a unique experience for anyone present.

    Of course, the joviality didn’t stop on the train. Once the metro unloaded and the fans in the train melded

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  • American Outlaws to debut new anthem written by 'Rancid' drummer

    When the United States opens the 2014 World Cup against Ghana on Monday, American fans will be showering the team with a new anthem.

    Since February, the American Outlaws, the largest supporting group of U.S. Soccer, have been practicing a new song that was written specifically for the group by Branden Steineckert, the drummer for Rancid.

    Let’s be honest, this isn’t some high-brow music here:

    Here we stand united
    We’ll never be divided
    Fight and sing for victory
    For every generation
    Who represent our nation
    And battle for the USA!
    Here we are, we are United States and we all, we all can celebrate that we are, we are United States and proud to be the USA!

    It’s a simplistic chant on a loop that while watching on YouTube is a little lame, but will probably sound amazing when sung by more than 500 American supporters in the stadium during U.S. games.

    Or, if you choose, your living room.

    Go ahead, start practicing.

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  • American Outlaws: From the beginning to Brazil

    Three years ago the American Outlaws put together a travel package in preparation for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil that included a charter flight from Houston to Natal and back, a 12-night hotel stay in Natal, gameday transportation, a charter flight to/from Manaus and a bus trip to Recife.

    The founders of the U.S. soccer supporter group figured they'd be able to fill a plane by the time the global soccer tournament rolled around. What they actually got was an overwhelming flood of interest – so much so that they had to book another charter flight to accommodate the 540 people eager to root on the Americans in Brazil.

    "We didn't really expect to get it this big," said Justin Brunken, co-founder and vice president of the American Outlaws.

    And that pretty well sums up the exponential and unexpected growth of the Outlaws. Planning the trip to Brazil got so hectic that the American Outlaws hired travel agents to help with logistics.

    "We thought it was going to take awhile to fill one

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  • American actors and athletes 'believe' the U.S. will win the World Cup

    Jurgen Klinsmann might not believe the United States can win the World Cup, but several prominent athletes and actors from around the country beg to differ.

    In a tribute to the American Outlaws, a fan group that attends all U.S. games and will be prominently represented in Brazil, American athletes such as Cam Newton, Barry Sanders, Rajon Rondo and Andrew McCutchen, actors Jon Hamm, Kevin Costner, Whoopi Goldberg and Ice Cube and fellow American women’s soccer players Hope Solo and Abby Wambach did their rendition of one of the Outlaws most famous cheers — “I believe that we will win.”

    Last week, Klinsmann, the head coach of the U.S. men’s soccer team, told media he didn’t think his squad was at a high enough level to win the World Cup.

    “For us, we have to play the game of our lives seven times to win the tournament,” Klinsmann said. Don’t worry USA, even if your own coach doesn’t believe, you have a wealth of supporters back home.

    Graham Watson is the editor of Dr. Saturday on Yahoo

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  • VODs: Jameis Winston shows us his childhood bedroom

    In today’s videos of the day, we take you through a strange tour of Jameis Winston’s childhood as only he could present it.

    Winston posted four videos on Instagram showing you the four walls of his childhood bedroom, or what he called the “Boom Boom Room” (do we even want to know why it’s called that?) and all of his many trinkets and accolades.

    We’re not 100 percent sure why he posted these videos. We don’t think they're a #humblebrag, but perhaps yet another shout out to all his haters out there (what up haters?), which has been his thing lately.

    He gets a little testy as he’s talking about his “academic wall” and showing off all of the academic awards of his youth, which include several honor roll ribbons and certificates.

    Perhaps, this is a tribute to AJ McCarron’s mother, who asked if Winston was speaking English during his emotional speech following the BCS National Championship? Or perhaps it’s a shot at all the folks who (rightfully) questioned Winston after he walked out

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  • Body found at new Houston stadium construction site, suicide suspected

    The construction of Houston’s new football stadium, which is slated to be ready for the season opener against the University of Texas – San Antonio on Aug. 29, was halted Monday after a body was found at the construction site.

    "All indications are that this was a suicide," a university spokesman told the Houston Chronicle early Monday afternoon.

    A construction worker discovered the body around 7:30 a.m. in the southwest corner of the stadium. Construction will not resume in that corner of the stadium until the investigation concludes.

    Progress on the rest of the stadium will continue as scheduled.

    For more Houston news, visit CougarsDen.com.

    Graham Watson is the editor of Dr. Saturday on Yahoo Sports. Have a tip? Email her at dr.saturday@ymail.com or follow her on Twitter

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  • Miami's mascot and running back Duke Johnson crash a wedding (Photos)

    Susana Lopez paid to have Miami’s mascot, Sebastian, attend her wedding as a surprise for her husband-to-be Pedro. What she didn’t expect was that star running back Duke Johnson — Pedro’s favorite player — would be along for the ride.

    The two crashed the couple's wedding this past weekend as part of what UM spokesman Chris Yandle called Miami’s “RENEWED” initiative. The goal, Yandle told the Palm Beach Post, is to “do more in the community.”

    And this was a good start.

    While Sebastian, who commands $250-$300 for a few hours of his time, was dressed to the nines, Johnson rolled in dressed in his football jersey, some camo shorts and black and orange tennis

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