The World Cup? I Do Not Care About The World Cup

June 27, 2010 at 12:01 am 1 comment

Hotair states

If you missed it, consider yourself lucky twice over: Not only was the result disappointing but the game was a snooze even by normal soccer standards. Imagine 30 minutes of extra time comprised of (a) Ghana players flopping to the turf with fake injuries to run down the clock after scoring early and (b) an exhausted Team USA desperately trying to put the ball on net but clearly too fatigued to do anything creative with it. The only thing that would have made it worse would have been losing on penalty kicks, soccer’s equivalent of the home-run derby, which, inexplicably, they use to decide world championships. (The last Cup final was decided on PKs, don’t forget). At least our death was clean, my friends. Take comfort in that.
Now the media can put its evergreen “Is soccer finally about to break out in America?” stories back in mothballs for four years, when doubtless we’ll make another thrilling run to the round of 16 and drop a heartbreaker to Luxembourg or something. Exit question: Given that this is the second Cup in a row where we’ve lost to this team, is it time for a national debate on our “soccer gap” with Ghana”

I guess that I have not been in the soccer mania like the rest of the world. I am more concerned about the Dodgers losing streak than whether the US is going to win the World Cup. I really did not put an emotional investment into World Cup and therefore, I really did not have much to lose if the USA lost.

Compared to the World Cup, the emotional investment in the Lakers championship is much greater. If the Lakers lost, it would be collective sense of depression. A sense of morbid depression would enter briefly if the Lakers lost. Unlike the World Cup, the collective feeling would be shared by millions in Southern California. Therefore, feeling the morbid depression is a community experience that one needs to experience to feel part of the group.

My dad did not watch any World Cup games and so there was no sense of collective emotional investment in my family. When the Lakers were playing game seven, there was that sense of collective emotional investment and so one watches the game to be part of the community.

By the way, this is only time that you are going to see my cite a Hotair blog. Hotair is conservative blog and my views, well, are pretty hostile towards conservative views. Therefore, you will not see any Hotair blogs unless the madness of Glen Beck infects me and turns me into a facist zombie.

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  • 1. cellery  |  June 27, 2010 at 12:06 am

    Watched the overtime; when Ghana DID play (skillfully, man-on-man), they seemed to dominate USA (ineffective zone defense).


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