Monday, May 17, 2010
Will I Ever Embrace Futbol?
I know it's the worlds sport. The World Cup is coming up and everybody's getting excited. I'm trying to get there. For whatever reason soccer doesn't move me like that. It's not that I don't understand the game or respect the skill level involved. I even have friends that have become stars overseas and flourished in their careers. It's not that I don't want to be a part of the rabid fans cheering their hearts out. I admire the passion soccer fans have for their teams. For me the game is just boring to watch. 0-0, 1,-0, and 1-1 doesn't hold my attention. Maybe it's because I didn't grow up playing the sport. Perhaps then I'd have more of an appreciation for the game. Maybe it's because soccer players are not as popular as other athletes in this country After David Beckham, Thierry Henry, and Rinaldo I can't name a single other soccer player. Maybe it's because the games are too long and not fast paced enough. I want to embrace the worlds game. My apathetic attitude is not for lack of effort. I understand what soccer symbolizes for the rest of the world and I've tried to get on board. I've tried to drink the Kool Aid. I don't know what it will take to get me over the hump, but I'll keep trying until I get there. World Cup Brazil 2014 might help.