(as inspired by posts in the World Cup thread)
The rules are quite simple. You must respond to the word in the preceding post with the first word that pops into your noggin (or pea brain, as the case may be). No extraneous posts; if you must comment, do so WITH an associated word...and DO NOT respond to your own word.
Restated for those of us with simple minds: Read a word, type a word.
Here we go: