We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
The area I am from played a lot of soccer. As an undergrad I played in a weekly pick-up soccer game from June to December, until there was too much snow on the ground- ice was not considered an impediment. Sunday morning soccer provided the break for getting through a brutal lab course- 5 credits which took 25-30 hours per week.
While I would rather play soccer than play it, I have played enough soccer to enjoy "watching paint dry." Not that I watch much of any sports these days. More fun to read blogs.
I would support Argentina after the US in this match but for Maradona. Damned if I will support a team coached by a fan of Hugo Chavez (hincha de Chavez).
Although soccer is not my game I do not have a problem with the coverage it receives at world cup time. After all the 26 soccer fans in Canada and the 211 in the USA deserve a bit of consideration by the sports media don`t you think?