I am a very funny coach, ya? (via Getty)

All eyes will be on today's World Cup match between the U.S. and Germany, and America's head coach, Jurgen Klinsmann, needs you to get out there and day-drink in support of the team you've been rooting for for two weeks now. He's gone ahead and provided this completely legit note to hand over to your "cool boss" before losing your job hitting the sports bar.

Klinsman knows that if Americans are going to embrace the sport the way it's embraced in Europe, we need to start adopting more continental customs, like using any excuse to blow off our jobs and do some drinking in the middle of the workday. Come on, American fans. If we do this today, it could be the first step towards having 18 weeks of a vacation per year! Don't blow this.


(by Bob Powers)