Americans’ Tolerance for World Cup Soccer: Low?
There’s been an absence of proper posts of late, for which I somewhat apologize. I’m busy editing a larger piece of work, the World Cup takes up every spare moment, and the major piece I had been hoping to post this week, the latest music mix for All Hopped Up and Ready To Go, has run into some logistical problems that I hope will be fixed in a couple of days.
So, just as two Fridays ago, I’ll let my Internet-savvy 14-year old supply today’s post. It’s funny, but it’s only partly true. The USA-England game was watched by 17 million people in the States, and while that’s a drop in the ocean compared to the SuperBowl, it’s more than any of the first four games in the NBA final play-offs taking place this past week. And while most Americans don’t think it’s a stupid game, either, at the same time, I don’t have any American friends up here banging down my door to watch today’s game against Slovenia, the way that I know my local British dads have all planned to take the afternoon off for the game against Algeria. Let’s hope the USA can get three points today (and England too for that matter) to help inspire a greater degree of everyday fanatacism and that Campbell can forward me an equally amusing jpeg or video for next Friday too.