Okay, I don’t know what it is, but I often tend to LOVE things other people don’t like.  And, here, in America, Soccer is not everyone’s favorite past-time.  It is NOT the sport of our people.  However, I LOVE it anyway and I love to watch it.  I’m telling you the game grabs me by the lady-tits and swings me around.  I think it’s because soccer is fast and low scoring and nail biting and therefore, exhilarating.  Plus, everyone thinks we suck at it and it’s good to be the underdog sometimes.

 

To show you how passionate I get about soccer, I’ve dug up some of my old, live tweets, that happened while watching the US Men play their most recent world cup.  These are actual tweets from over a year ago that I did some searching to find.  They are from mostly the men’s match, but I did watch the women’s (and also love to watch them play) and a couple of tweets might be from their match as well.

 

It’s important to note, that Wifesy and I were staying up north with her parents to save some money at the time.  I forced everyone there to watch the games and the bloody marys were flowing by around 830am for each match.  And a last interesting tidbit:  Wifesy’s uncle, who I’m told never talks to anyone, the guy is both a sports nut and a red neck, he called me on the phone just to say, “Did you see that goal?”  So, you see, in some ways, sports are the great unifier.  And now without further adieu, my soccer viewing passion, as caught on twitter:

 

 

I think it’s clear from my timeline how that match ended.  Sigh.  But, today – OH, TODAY – is exciting and I’m most certainly hoping for a different outcome.  It’s Abby Wambach and Brandi Chastain’s team…I mean, THIS, is Brandi Feckin’ Chastain…

 

 

The girls are taking on Japan, AGAIN.  Japan is the very same team we lost to in penalty kicks on July 17th of last year for the World Cup title.

 

Today, at 1145am, my time, I will either try to watch them live – without having a deep vein thrombosis – or I will record them and enjoy them tonight with Wifesy.

 

SO, PLEASE, NO SPOILERS IN THE GODDERMNED COMMENTS SECTION.  And I’ll tweet some things.  And if they’re interesting, I’ll post them for you.  Thank you and you’re welcome.

 

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