My buddy Rampage laments the lack of enthusiasm most Americans show toward what is arguably the best international sports tournament: The World Cup. Best, that is, in inflaming the passion of its fans.
I say, however, that American enthusiasm for the World Cup is better now than it was when we hosted the thing. I’m seeing World Cup articles on the front pages of the Washington Post and USA Today, as well as on their web sites. Google‘s got a whole slew of gadgets for your personalized Google page. Around my office, it’s the water cooler topic of choice.
It’s almost enough to make me want to try to follow it. Almost, but not quite. I’ve never been a fan of soccer. There just seems something un-American about not being allowed to use your hands. Of course, my six-year-old is interested in playing soccer now, so that might have to change.
Anyway, less than two months until NFL training camps open.