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Will We Finally Catch The Fever?

I've watched more World Cup this year than in past years.  Although that's not really saying much since I've only watched a total of about 5 minutes before this year.  This year I've watched a total of 35 minutes. I'm starting to understand the game a little more and I'm starting to see the appeal of the game.  HOWEVER, I don't believe that this will be the year we all embrace soccer and it becomes a popular sport here. Every four years I hear about how we Americans will finally grab a hold of the sport that the rest of the world loves. We don't. So what? Why do we have to love it?  I can like it, but it's not going to become an obsession here.  Think about it.  We're always stubborn when it comes to the rest of the world.  When are we joining the rest of the world by using the metric system?  I remember them teaching it to me in elementary school.  Although there is one thing from this year's World Cup that I hope we do embrace...those awesome vuvuzelas!

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