World Cup

world cup enthusiasm

I don’t know if it is the same for everyone, but we are totally caught up in the World Cup frenzy!  Everyone is talking about The World Cup. I don’t mean just at my home.  Everywhere I go!  Even my Kindergarteners were bantering about who is the best player, Messi, Ronaldo or van Persie?  That led to quite an interesting conversation between them!

Last Sunday’s match between USA and Portugal reportedly had more viewers than the Superbowl!  Tomorrow’s match between The USA and Germany ought to be more challenging to watch, as it falls right in the middle of the work week.  News channels are jokingly reporting tips for “how to get out of work to watch the game.”  Local restaurants are offering World Cup specials to come in and watch during lunch hour.  My own family is using up our data usage on their phones trying to keep up with all of the games when they aren’t at home.

Dave has been following soccer for as long as I have known him.  His soccer team went on a trip when he was in high school to watch Manchester United play and he’s been hooked ever since.  Now our boys are obsessed with it too.  Several years ago, Dave took DJ and they went to England and saw Man Utd play again.  A trip I hope DJ will always remember.

For me, not only has it has been fun to watch the games, but I am loving the excitement it is generating.  Watching and listening to the cheers during the game on Sunday was thrilling.  You could hear neighbors cheering along with the game and the steady stream of posts on Facebook just kept going!

Getting behind the World Cup and cheering on your country, (whoever you are rooting for,) is creating camaraderie – a fraternity of sorts and for a few weeks in June, it seems to be bringing together the world.

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