question of the weekend: What is this World Cup of which everyone speaks?
Just kidding. I know what football is. It’s the best sport ever, because it’s the most popular sport on the planet but no one in the U.S. cares about it, so I don’t have to hear about it.
Most of the time, anyway. Even here in America, it’s currently hard to avoid news of the World Cup. My English cousin was trying to get me interested, because it seems that U.S.A is playing England today, and this is some sort of big deal. (And leave it to the New York Post to be massive jerks about it, calling the game a “‘toxic’ grudge match” and “Revolutionary War, Round 2,” because it’s actually a metaphoric battle over BP spilling oil in the Gulf of Mexico, apparently.)
Anyway, consider this an open thread to talk about the World Cup. Do you watch only those games your nation is playing? Do you watch in a party situation or alone? What’s the appeal of football/soccer in the first place?
(If you have a suggestion for a QOTD/QOTW, feel free to email me. Responses to this QOTW sent by email will be ignored; please post your responses here.)
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