Drinking from the World Cup  

hedonisticsob 52M
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7/3/2006 12:09 pm

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Drinking from the World Cup

A writer for the NY Times wrote a few years ago about his assignment in Paris - how he came to understand (though not really appreciate) the game everyone else calls football. He said he began to understand that Americans are more tuned to instant gratification, big winners and big losers, and lots of action.

In some ways, soccer is a little more like real life - slower pace overall, a few moments of exhiliration and a few moments of despair; but most of the time we just pretty much break even.

I get that. I've never been a sports guy. I'd rather be down in my shop destroying perfectly good lumber than watch people who are paid far too much try to hit or kick balls.

So what of the World Cup? Is it as innappropriately named as the Miss Universe pageant? When's the last time Miss Uranus even had a shot at the crown?

I hope my son doesn't look at guys running up and down a field kicking a cow's bladder and think, "I want to be like them when I grow up." No sir, I want my baby boy to grow up on power tools and auto repair.

I might feel differently if I hadn't been clumsy and embarassed in every athletic endeavor I tried growing up...but I'm sure that has nothing to do with it.

rm_DaphneR 58F
7938 posts
7/3/2006 3:35 pm

Dude! Welcome back!

Missed having you around here.

Have tongue, will use it. Repeatedly.

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