World Cup Crazy

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There’s no denying that soccer is a sport that demands athletes be in prime shape.

No designated hitters here, buddy boy.

Despite the world-wide fascination with World Cup soccer, the sport has not caught on around here.

A co-worker mentioned to me – straight faced – she preferred soccer because that sport is more exciting that basketball, which I found curious.

So if my NY Knicks would tie the San Antonio Spurs 2 to 2 in a basketball contest, what would my co-worker say?

But like many others, I’ve followed the U.S. in the World Cup, perplexed by the team’s recent 2-2 tie with Portugal in the humidity.

Some of my family members adore soccer. I respect that. They would probably find playing golf with me a bore.

No argument there.

To liven soccer, maybe the field should be shortened.

Or place blindfolds on players instead of issuing penalty cards. Lesson learned.

I wonder if, to bring excitement to my life, I should enter a local tavern to watch the World Cup while rooting for the Netherlands or Brazil or another county with flashy uniform colors and cool chants.

As a Steeler fan in Brownie land, I am familiar with the minority feeling. Lesson learned.

Today’s prediction: U.S.A. 3 – Germany 1

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