I played soccer growing up...it's DEF my fav sport to play! HOWEV, I have never been a huge fan of professional soccer. If ESPN had always covered soccer then I'm sure I would have watched, but my spectating time has always been dominated by baseball, football, basketball...etc. Not until the MLS came along did I really begin to become a fan of professional soccer.
The World Cup, however, is a different story. It's kind of like the Olympics. A worldwide competition. AWESOME. The US team has been making me CRAZY so far! Our match with England was super exciting...a draw was a MORE than acceptable outcome. But then- game 2 vs Slovenia was just craziness! I freaked Avery out more than once by jumping up off the couch and shrieking in excitement/disapproval/shock....
We've been watching pretty much any match that comes on, but this weekend we've got some competition going on in our house. We only have 1 TV, and we've got the World Cup AND the US Open. Usually, I'd be all about watching golf...but I can't give up my World Cuppage. Not to mention that the college world series is starting! If the Horns hadn't blown it, our house would REALLY be in a bind! Maybe it's time to sell one (or both!) of our MASSIVE TVs that are sitting out in the garage and invest in a nice, small TV set suitable for our bedroom.
I can't believe that one month's worth of soccer MIGHT be justifying the purchase of a new TV :)
GO PHIL!!...although i don't really care THAT much who ends up winning the US Open :)