Tuesday, June 18, 2002

World Cup

Well, it's nearing the end of what the rest of the world has been paying attention to, The World Cup. I find it rather sad that in the states it's rather ignored. Granted our team is usually no match for the other countries they play against, but this is not the case this year. The US team has made it through to the semi-finals...or the round before that...which I think is better than they usually do. You'd think with all the residual patriotism after Sept 11th, it would be another way for the Yanks to get behind their country. Apparently not. True it doesn't help that most of the matches are played while we are asleep, it's still amazing how other countries just shut down the day of a match. I don't know if I could even imagine that happening here. Sure it has to do with soccer/football not being as big a sport here as it is in pretty much the rest of the world, but it is a "world event". I guess it just irks me that many people in this country don't look beyond their own backyards. It just seems silly to me, I mean this blue rock we live on has a lot of really cool and interesting stuff on it.

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