World Cup Fever
If there’s one or two things I like about the World Cup, it’s the fact that it brings out everyone’s national spirit and pride, and it makes some people give a shit about sport for a change (that was not a sarcastic remark. And I wasn’t being sarcastic about not being sarcastic). Even I, who abhors sport and anything remotely to do with moving around unnecessarily, enjoy watching the soccer with my dad (but I don’t enjoy it enough to wake up at 4 in the morning to see it). But to be honest, I don’t know much about tactics or anything, I just get excited when someone scores…
Really, I’m probably just jumping on the bandwagon because I don’t want to be left out of the cool kids’ conversations, and I don’t want everyone to think I’m some kind of weirdo or something! My self-esteem would deplete in seconds when someone tells me that I’m so uncultured and that I live under a rock! Must avoid that happening at all costs.
Anyway, it’s just occurred to me that it’s only during the World Cup and the Australian Open that everyone, especially those who want nothing to do with sport or don’t usually care for sport (okay so maybe just me), suddenly become fascinated when these events come around. And for the record, I’m purely basing this from the amount of status updates on Facebook that I see, not actual statistics or anything… I mean, when was the last time you saw someone post something about women’s volleyball, cricket or swimming?
And with that, why doesn’t any other worldwide sport get a massive public viewing in Darling Harbour at a freezing, ungodly hour in the morning? I feel sorry for the international lawn bowlers, all neglected and stuff whilst the soccer hogs all the attention.
With that said, yay Australia! Wait, what the hell am I saying, North Korea is my team! HEIL KIM JONG IL, YOU BRING US SUCCESS!