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Wednesday May 29, 2002
12:15 PM

The World Cup

[ #5284 ]

Only a couple more days to go until the World Cup starts. A month-long celebration of the two things I understand least - football and patriotism.

Luckily we have Big Brother to keep us sane.

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  • Oh ghod... (Score:2, Insightful)

    Not sure which one I like least. Big brother, or the world cup? I predict that I'll be doing a lot of reading for the next month.
    • I concur. Although at least I can converse about the various aspects and characters of Big Brother whereas the World Cup is totally over my head (although this didn't stop me betting £10 on the winner for some reason ...).

      Maybe now would be a good time to learn all the things I always wanted to know about, like how to patch perl to gain success, fame and fortune ...

      --

      broquaint out

  • I didn't used to like football, until I went to Uni. There I was surrounded by raving football fans for the first time in my life. So I started watching with them. I think it's partly that you can't just sit down and say I'm going to learn to enjoy this - part of it is the whole group excitement thing, and part of it is that there are some complex aspects of the game that need explaining by friends ;-)

    Even now I'm not a "fan" - I don't go out of the way to watch league matches. But I do enjoy watching the
    • Same here. I certainly am not into the patriotism part of it. I'd like France to win because I can think of the tremendous partying that would occur if it happened and because it's fun teasing all my non-french friends (ie the majority of the people I see daily in this district) but I'd be equally happy if any team that I can find a remote reason to support won (especially if it were an African team, I don't think any African country ever won before).

      I started watching football after moving to Pari

      --

      -- Robin Berjon [berjon.com]

    • Re:Football (Score:3, Interesting)

      I realize we're talking about different sports with the same name, but one of the great things about my school [uta.edu] was NO FOOTBALL TEAM! Very unusual for an American university, especially in Texas. So I never had a chance to become infected.

      Every year some freshman who wishes that instead of a commuter school with no football team we had a normal "better" school with everybody in dorms and a football team tries to start a petition or something in the school paper to get a football team. They are always me

      --
      J. David works really hard, has a passion for writing good software, and knows many of the world's best Perl programmers