Friday, June 18, 2010

the world cup & internationalism

World Cup is the one sports event that allows Americans to consider that there is a world outside of ourselves and (gasp, shock, horror) even root for a team not the U.S. The World Cup is a time when many reminisce about the country they were first in when they began to love soccer, be that a study abroad, work location or family origin. It's a time when we celebrate that our colleagues are from Mexico or Argentina or Spain. A time when we vicariously live through their excitement. I sort of like this.

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