The World Cup Excitement!

I just love, love, love when the World Cup rolls around every four years!  I actually wish we could enjoy it every year—I mean, four years is a long time to wait for the World Cup to roll around each time.  Geez!

But when it does—I’m all over it!  There’s so much excitement and adrenaline going all around.  I love it!  And to think it goes on for an entire month!  I turn into a crazy person hooping and hollering all over the place jumping up and down—some of you would never claim me as your own.

These are times you have to plan your days off work so you can watch the games “live”—because, God forbid, you hear about what happened before you’ve had a chance to watch the game you taped before you get home.  That’s the worst part, trying to avoid the media and people around you talking about it when you haven’t even seen it yet!  So to avoid that problem—it’s much better to watch the games “live”—and it’s more fun that way anyway.

I always hope the USA and England are two of the top 32 countries that make it to the World Cup to begin with—and, if so, I’ll start by following them.  If and when the teams I follow drop off, I’ll start “picking” other teams to follow that I’d like to see win.

Sometimes it’s hard choosing because though I like to see the top playing “well-known” teams win, I also sometimes root for the underdog because those teams hardly ever win anything and aren’t as “popular.”  I start feeling bad for them sometimes.  It’d be amazing to see a small, lesser-known country beat a popular top-playing country that always seems to win.  But I’m always USA and England first and foremost.

So far, I’ve been going to local sports bars to watch the games so I can enjoy some fabulous eating as well.  As you can see, there was no shortage of food around me—and you know how I love being surrounded by food!

I’ll let the pictures speak for themselves.  It was a vision of loveliness.

So, if you have nothing else to do today, pick a team you’d like to see win and follow them throughout the World Cup.  If they drop off the map, pick your next favorite team and follow them.  Keep doing this till the very end.  You may be overly surprised by how much you actually enjoy the World Cup even if you’ve never been a big fan.

Take-Away Life Lesson:  When you act like a crazy person over the games, your friends, family, and co-workers may not claim you as their own—especially if they don’t “get” what all the fuss is about.  But WHO CARES?!!  You’re enjoying life, BABY!

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37 thoughts on “The World Cup Excitement!

  1. Food–I’m sure you were in your element. LOL. This sense of camaraderie, even if in the presence of complete strangers, it’s what makes sporting events so awesome. Unless you have a close connection to that sport, people on the outside glance in your direction as if you are nuts. I know exactly how you feel here, so rock on.

  2. Our local hipster bar has been getting in pinball machines like crazy. One of them is the 1994 World Cup USA pinball game, themed to the World Cup of that year. It’s quite a fun game, with some beautiful animations and it was added exactly in time to be on theme for this year.

    Unfortunately, the game has a buggy ROM (pinball games have been surprisingly computerized since the 80s) and it spends most of its time crashed and turned off, which is horrible.

  3. … here in T.O. … it’s HUGE! love me my futebol! but gotta disagree; yearly would make it ordinary, once every four years makes it outta this World (Cup) special!

  4. I love this post’s Take-Away Life Lesson!! Life is too short to not have fun – get out there and go crazy!!! Glad to hear you are enjoying the World Cup festivities 🙂

  5. Yaaaay for the food, but I’m embarrassed to say that I don’t even know what sport is played for the “World Cup”. Guessing here . . . soccer?

    Virtual hugs,

    Judie < – hanging head in shame!

  6. When it comes to the World cup, it is always more fun to watch with people who are equally excited. The thrill of the game is unbeatable 🙂

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