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World Cup spoiler ... may the worst win

Updated: December 20, 2009, 9:09 PM ET
By Roger Bennett | Special to ESPN.com

If you can't wait until July 11, 2010, to discover who will win the World Cup, I understand your pain. The six-month gap between World Cup draw and kickoff already feels like an endless abyss. The NCAA tournament has it right leaving only two days between scheduling and tip-off. The questions raised once its bracket is announced are answered quickly and with mercy.

World Cup fans have to endure the agony of winter and spring before gaining relief from the mysteries that torture them. Will ...

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