Citizens of all nationalities and ages form mobs around television screens in the open-air seating areas of cafes and scream savage celebratory cheers for some nefarious power. I walk into orchestra only to find that the room has been turned into a chapel of worship for this evil global phenomenon. Finally, I see the terrible leader of this movement--or perhaps it is an oligarchy. Fit, attractive men run, kicking a ball up and down a field. It's…it's…it's…NOT SOCCER! It's football, and it has transformed the country.
It was a lot of fun watching the Germany-Portugal game during orchestra. They slaughtered Portugal 4-0 and everyone was getting really into it. The sports channel featured some hilarious clips of Portuguese characters looking ridiculous and everyone was laughing their butts off.
The Germany-America match is on Thursday, and I want to go somewhere and watch it. The question is, who should I cheer for? Am I brave enough to cheer for America? Do I cheer for both? Will I be bludgeoned to death with a pint-glass if I do cheer for America? What do you think?
Lots of Love,