Humans are all about their hands. Hands are what made us the wonder-ape we are. But the most popular sport of our animal is almost all about feet: soccer (or, more correctly, football). As a consequence, one of the biggest sporting events in the universe of our species is the World Cup, which started on June 12 and can be seen at lots of joints around town (George & Dragon, Cafe Presse, the Summit, Phinney Neighborhood Association, etc.). And why is the civilization that invented the sport going to lose to second-rate teams in its division, Uruguay and Costa Rica? Football is bigger than God. (Schedule at, through July 13)