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Thursday, June 22, 2006

World Cup-Is it Just Me?

Is it just me or is World Cup suddenly popular in the U.S. just this year, like never before? It seems like everywhere I go, a game is on someplace and people are watching intently and cheering (and I didn't notice this last year, couldn't have even told you when World Cup was on last year). And people who I've never heard express an interest in sports in their life are making comments like "I think Ghana deserves to win this one". This could be because where I work and associate are places that are international melting pots, except I think it's bigger than my little corner of LA. What I want to know is, how far across the country is this soccer fever extending? Are people watching in Kansas? Comment and let me know. Heck, just comment if you're even FROM Kansas and reading my blog!

6 comments:

Jax said...

My gym, in the Dallas Texas area, has a nice seating area with a giant plasma screen where more people then usual are now hanging out watching the World Cup.

Kelly said...

There are alot of people watching here in PA. I'm not interested in it at all, but alot of people here at work are talking about it.

digital janitor said...

Uhm... you DO know that the World Cup happens every 4 years, right?

Brighter Schemata said...

no, i did not know that! shows what a not-fan i am! :) but i can't remember this much interest 4 years ago either.

Brighter Schemata said...

no, i did not know that! shows what a not-fan i am! :) but i can't remember this much interest 4 years ago either.

CopperWillow said...

I'm guessing you mean me (from KS) but I have no idea whether folks back there are watchin the World Cup. They weren't in '98 when I was there during the games...