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“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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