Tuesday, October 05, 2010

Football v. Futball

{Photo by Bringsverd}
American football season is in high gear as I discovered 90% of the people I know watched the Washington Redskins v. Philly Eagles game on Sunday, fierce rivals they are (Skins won, thankyouverymuch).

Never quite an American football fan - despite my fierce love of Friday Night Lights - I do love watching soccer or “football,” as I suppose anyone outside North America would refer to it. Watching The World Cup in South Africa was one of the highlights of the summer. Passion! Shorts! Vuvuzelas!  90+ minutes of running and kicking and playing their hearts out…I felt that I was right on the field with them. (Well, as much as I could while sitting on a bar stool drinking beer.) And I’m still sick about Ghana.

Alas, we have to wait until 2014 for the next World Cup. Though there’s plenty of other soccer/football throughout the US until then, this feels like the only event in the sport that garners so much national attention.

So, for now, I have Sunday night American football. To which I say, “meh.”

Football or futball: Who wins your match?

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