I was considering this week the amount of press and attention the 2010 FIFA World Cup is getting. I started thinking along the lines of “man, they must really have a massive and organized media machine this time, because I don’t remember anything like this last year.”
Such is the depth of my international organized soccer knowledge. (You know, like maybe two Petri dishes deep?) They only play the World Cup every four years, the Wikipedia article helpfully informs me.
I caught a little bit of a game on ESPN this morning. Nathan and I stopped for about 10 minutes, and we’d each had enough.
Now I’m sure I’m just a big dumb tacky American who can’t appreciate all of the nuance and cultural importosity and what-not, but what I saw was powerfully boring. Nathan said “Dad, is this how it is watching me?” I said “No way. Your games are much more exciting.”
Oh, and did you know they blow those damned horns all the time? Wouldn’t you think they would blow them only when something happens? Ah, that’s it! They’d almost never get to blow them were that the case.
I hope you’re enjoying your weekend. If you need a coma nap, find a World Cup game.