Futbol Fever

by awindram

With the US clasping soccer to its bosom like a nurturing mother, things are now getting pretty crazy here with the World Cup on. It’s certainly a lot different from back in 2010. I remember trying to watch Argentina – Germany in a coffee shop only for some guy to change the channel over to NASCAR (what was really galling is it was a NASCAR repeat).

Yes, things are very much changing over here (and for the better) as demonstrated when I went out to view Colombia – Uruguay.

Sure, you could go out and watch the game at a sports bar, but for the best sporting atmosphere, as well as that special camaraderie that comes when true fans are enjoying great sport together, nothing beats heading down to your local car dealership to watch the soccer (I may have also needed an oil change).

As you can see, everyone was pumped for the game.
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Goooooooooooal!!!!!! Colombia!!!!!!!!!! It’s kicking off after that scorcher of a goal. Shit is getting real here. Crazy times, crazy people.

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Slow down, Jasper. You’ve already had three lukewarm car dealership coffees. Not another one, surely? Stop writing checks that your bladder can’t cash. I know this is a futbol fiesta, but pace yourself, man. Typical Jasper – he’s always loco.

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Can Uruguay find a way back into the game? They’re trailing by two. It’s all far too much for this fan of the Charruas. She could hardly bring herself to watch. Naturally we had some good natured ribbing at her expense. It’s what friends do.

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What an exhilarating game! Ref calls for full time. Yes, I think we all need a breather after that. Vamos Colombia!! Best of luck against Brazil in the quarter-finals.

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Partying hard.

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