World Cup Soccer - winners and losers
I don't know. Maybe it is just me, but I really don't like watching World Cup Soccer when it is the shoot-outs. Why can't there be two winners? I guess what it really comes down to is that like with any sport, I really don't have a vested interest in the teams - one winning is the same as the other in my eyes. I have often had talks with people that are fanatical about sports - ones that have followed teams their whole lives and even get into fisticuffs over them. I asked them one simple question 'if your teams wins, do you get any of the financial benefits afforded to them?'. The answer is always guffaws and 'you just don't get sports'. Maybe that is true. Maybe I don't get it. I don't get the sports commentators that break down a sport that they themselves have never played at any high level. Critical judgements of 'calls' and 'plays' for sports commentators are as easy as falling down. It doesn't matter if they are right or wrong. If they are right, they continue with their 'I told you so attitude' - if they are wrong, you will never know it. But I digress. The World Cup is nearing the end and today when I watched Argentina and Germany in the shoot-outs, I really didn't care who won, but I sure was sad that one had to lose.