World Cup Fever

... and the only prescription is, more soccer!

But seriously, as much as one can take a cynical attitude towards the mega-corporate business monolith that is Nike, their kind of money and cultural cachet can really make for quite the elaborate soccer propaganda. The cameos (e.g. Federer, Kobe, & Homer) were an especially entertaining touch.

My point in all this is to say that I'm super excited for this year's world cup to start in South Africa. I don't know exactly where I'll be for the start of the first US match (June 12 vs England!) but it's sure to be a proper pub with a rowdy soccer crowd, and I'm sure I'll be many a pint deep.


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