You've seen those great commercials for the World Cup, where they say "...the world stops for 30 days" when they talk about the World Cup. Well, I guess here in the US that's probably not as true as it is everywhere else in the world, but we've always been a bit slow in the uptake over here, so what can you expect?
This home is a true soccer home - Austin played for 11 years before circumstances and geographical limits caused him to quit (though he still plays for the sheer fun of it whenever he can) - and we have been supporters of collegiate soccer and professional soccer for years. Right now, this household is truly in World Cup mode - rearranging schedules to catch the games on TV - watching every single game we can, regardless of team, for the pure enjoyment of seeing world-level players in action.
Passionate supporters of certain teams, members of this household have been seen shouting like maniacs at the TV - both in excited support and angry disagreement - throwing pretzels at the TV in frustration, and showing our true colors by wearing jerseys of favorite players/teams.
The world stops, indeed, and takes time to witnesses joyous sport and athletic perfection.... And for those of you who don't "get it," you just don't know what you're missing. Soccer/Futbol ROCKS!