Is it too early for a World CUP 2010 thread? I think not, here is why
I'm not going to left in the dark again when the international soccer community competes for the 2010 World Cup title.
I still remember the first time I was exposed to the FIFA World Cup. It was 1994, I was hanging out at Colorado State University when all of sudden tons people started racing up and down the streets carrying strange flags and yelling in a strange language. I thought to myself “get the guns, we are being invaded” No, we were not being invaded, Brazil had just won the World Cup Title.
Once in college I developed friend base that included many international students, however I was playing baseball and had no interest in soccer.
Now with 573 days until the next World Cup, I fear I may not have enough time to do all the things I need to do to take part in this experience.
1. I have no idea how to watch soccer, I don't understand it. So I need to study up on basics of soccer strategy, how it is played correctly, and how it is play on the international scene. Also, learn how to talk soccer (maybe I should be calling it football now, I have no idea)
2. Who's who, time to refresh my geography knowledge or lack of.
3. Read up on the history, what where the moments of greatness, what are the traditions.
4. Plan to attend at least one of the games in a international stadium, I'm going to need a passport and cash. (come on GM stock don't fail me now)
So much to do, so little time.