The World Cup has made me soft hearted I guess.
All those players coming off injured, weeping because their World Cup dreams are now over for another four years! Four years is a hell of a long time for someone who is only 24 years old.
It's actually a long time for me too.
And then there are all these teams. I watched Senegal play Ecuador earlier today and the winner would continue on and the loser would be done for. All that work to get to The World Cup. All the triumphs. Forgotten. Heading home. How terrible!
Who did I want to win that game?
Both of them. Why not? Everyone should get to win the World Cup! But only Senegal will get another whack at it and, spoiler alert, even though they beat Ecuador they won't be winning the World Cup. They are not good enough. Their time of tears too will come soon enough.
Tomorrow, as I write, Argentina has to beat Poland to advance, and Poland has to beat Argentina to advance. They are at loggerheads! I desperately want Argentina to advance, more than anything else in this whole world cup that I have been deeply involved in. But does that mean my heart wouldn't break for Poland if they lose?
No, my heart will break for Poland if they lose.
Please, please, please, let my heart break for Poland.