If you watched the World Cup in South Africa in 2010, you may remember how frustrating it was to see so many scoreless matches, so many 0-0 ties decided with penalty kicks because it seemed like no one could find the back of the net for anything. This year by comparison, at least by the numbers, has been the best World Cup ever. More goals per game, more goals per team, more games decided by a single goal and more games decided within the last five minutes. Part of the reason for these numbers in both 2010 and 2014 may have to do with the ball— in 2010, the ball Adidas supplied was way too slick and didn’t respond to players in the way they expected. This year, Adidas spent a huge amount of money to create a ball that’s as quick and responsive as possible. In any case, if you haven’t been watching so far, games resume tomorrow and shit’s only going to get better through the elimination round.