For reasons that pass understanding, I have gotten interested in the World Cup. I’m not really a sports fan and most of the time will find almost anything to do other than watch sports on TV. Sure, as a kid I liked watching baseball and, when I lived in Denver, had a short stint as a Broncos fan but really, for the most part, I’m just not a sports fan. (I'm not ignorant of sports - I know the rules and I know a few key players. I just don't care.)
Bryan’s success in high school tennis (winning state just a year ago) got me interested in professional tennis and I will often stop what I’m doing to watch tennis on TV but there is just something about seeing so much of the world excited in a series of tennis matches that I am finding irresistible.
As I write this I’m watching the USA-Italy game, which is perhaps understandable but I even got interested in watching yesterday’s Mexico-Angola game! My family is surprised to say the least but I’m really enjoying watching the games. I want the USA to do well but I'm more interested in the contest than in rooting for any particular team - of course I pumped my arms into the air and cheered when US got their goal so maybe I'm not as dispassionate as I pretend to be.
It doesn’t hurt that they use U2 music in the bumpers and the ads.
9 months ago