Well, it happened.
Yesterday, I found myself on the couch, yelling at the TV at 10:45 in the morning watching the World Cup. The guys were just playing around with the ball, the team I was rooting for needed to score and the time was tick-tick-ticking away. I jumped up, “Would somebody JUST GET THE BALL!?!?”
Wait. Did that just came out of MY mouth? Hey, at least I wasn’t drinking beer for breakfast… yet. :o)
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 over the few weeks, every four years. 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, it is a rare feat of agility, speed, strength, perseverance and luck. When they do score, it’s a rarity – which is why you’ll see the fans just go nuts when they do. It’s hard!
I keep thinking what a game it would be with a smaller field and a smaller net that the goalie has a better chance to guard. You know, a LOT less running back and forth… But, I think that’s just me as I get no feedback on this idea from the husband.
And, to be a player in the World Cup, with the whole world watching – no pressure guys, really – just pretend no one is watching, eh? Lol!
I spent years as an outside spectator of major league sports, always wondering what the fascination was with chasing a ball up, down and around the field, getting hurt, slammed or tackled, depending upon the game. But, getting lured into Seahawk games by the hubby, and now the World Cup, I’m finally realizing what professional sports means: it gives you a chance to escape the everyday and really have as much fun as you want. It’s whatever you make it.
Wait-a-minute. That’s what we do too! Just no running, no sweating and the “game” lasts for years and years… but I digress.
(( I may need an intervention though, for those that know me. I now “talk sports” with my hubby and neighbor. Send help! :oD ))
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