Today's game: Brazil vs. Croatia in Sao Paulo
TV: ESPN, 3 p.m.
Should I skip work for this?: Absolutely. It's the start of the World Cup and Brazil against a quality opponent will be fun to watch. As a bonus, Croatia usually have the best uniforms in the tournament.
Who should I watch?: All eyes are going to be on Neymar, Oscar and Hulk (yes, that's what's on his jersey), but the key to this team may be Luiz Gustavo, a defensive midfielder who will stay in front of the defense, win balls, cut off attacks and let Marcelo and Dani Alves — two of the best fullbacks in the world — bomb forward and make life impossible for opposing defenses.
Completely worthless predictions
David Boclair — 4-0, Brazil
Steve Cavendish — 3-0, Brazil
Geert De Lombaerde — 2-1, Brazil
J.R. Lind — 3-1, Brazil