Monday, June 24, 2019
Lessons of the Women's World Cup in the wake of Australia
Why am I watching so much of The Women's World Cup? It's a multiple choice question!
A. Because it's the beautiful game!
B. Because I am running an office pool and have to be able to discuss it all thoroughly and intelligibly with my co-workers even if they remain largely uninterested and vaguely ignorant of the whole thing.
C. Someone has to watch The World Cup or they might just give up and stop covering it on my computer.
D. I won't let the h8ers win! Suck it h8ers!
E. The more my heart breaks the stronger it becomes (RIP Australia).
And what have I learned this World Cup. This is also multiple choice!
A. It's only the beautiful game until I become invested in who wins.
B. I'm the only one who cares so it's only right that the teams I want to win should win!
C. The more I want a team to win the worse the officiating becomes.
D. The Zen soccer phrases "All to play for" and "It wasn't meant to be" might as well mean the same thing.
E. I just keep learning the same things over and over.