I admit it. I have World Cup Fever. The only problem is that I generally can't watch a game until the reruns are shown at the end of the day on the Spanish-speaking channels. That means that the games sound something like this to me (when translated): Left . . . ball . . . Argentina.
And, of course, BZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ.
No one can talk about the World Cup without mentioning the vevuzulas. I've kinda gotten used to them, and that noise makes it easy to find a game on TV or radio without really trying. So, BZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ.
Here are a few randoms in honor of the World Cup:
1. The nickname for the South African Team is the Bafana Bafana.
2. Japan, along with host country, South Africa, were the first teams to qualify for the 2010 World Cup. Uruguay was the last team to qualify.
3. Lucien Laurent scored the first ever World Cup goal in the 19th minute for France in a 4-1 victory against Mexico.
Here's to an American win today!