A Little World Cup Party in the Miniature Garden
Well, it happened. Yesterday, I found myself on the couch, yelling at the TV at 10:45 in the morning. Germany was just playing around with the ball, our team needed to score and the time was tick-tick-ticking away. I jumped up, “Would somebody JUST GET THE BALL!?!?” Wait. What was that that just came out of my mouth? Hey, at least I wasn’t drinking beer for breakfast.
The World Cup is hard to miss these days, as the competition heats up and the best teams weave their way through a seemingly endless schedule of matches. I’m beginning to understand why soccer fans are so passionate about ‘football’ – as they say outside North America. To see a player get the ball close to the goal on such a huge field, when they do score, it is a rare feat of agility, speed, strength, perseverance and luck. Maybe they should make the nets a bit bigger, eh? And, to be a player in the World Cup, with the whole world watching… no pressure guys, really, pretend we aren’t there. Lol!
I was an outside spectator of major league sports for years, always wondering what the fascination was with chasing a ball around and around the field, getting hurt, slammed or tackled. But, getting lured into Seahawk fever earlier this year, and now the World Cup, I’m grasp what professional sports means: it gives you a chance to escape the everyday and have as much fun as you want.
Wait-a-minute. That’s what we do too.
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