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THE WORLD CUP IN THE U.S.

“Could you please explain to me what the big deal is about the World Cup?”

It might seem like an innocent question, except it was delivered with a smirk, the same smirk that I often saw and heard in the U.S. during the World Cup. It was asked by somebody who doesn’t own a passport and doesn’t see much reason to own one. As much as I detest vuvezelas (part of the culture of South America; what a load of crap!), those plastic noisemakers that robbed us of the pleasure of listening to the cheers and groans of the crowd, I grew even more resentful of the U.S. attitude toward soccer and the World Cup. Continue reading

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