The Beautiful Month

I've posted about this major event before, but with so many fantastic things going on at once, I thought today would be a great day to remind all of you that the World Cup has started! 

 "Meh," you say. "We're Americans, we don't watch futbol, we watch football." OK, I get that for most of you it is called soccer, and it's played by your kids on Saturday mornings. But stay with me and I'll explain why you should check out futbol, and today is a great day to start. 

Team USA plays their first game today against Ghana (5 p.m. Central). Our odds of winning the Cup are really slim, so today is a great day to cheer for the home team. (They may not make it past the first round.) Of course it helps that the home team looks like this:

(Stay with me and you'll see a trend here)
Yes, our hometown boys are hotties and all that eye-candy on the pitch (field) makes it so much nicer to ease yourself into "the beautiful sport". It also helps that unlike football, futbol uniforms (kits) allow for optimum viewing of the beautiful players.

Now that I have your attention, let's go over some of the other teams worth watching.
And they all have French accents (le sigh)
They won their first game against Honduras yesterday, which sets them (and us) up for a can't-miss match with Switzerland on Friday. While they are not slated to win the Cup, they should make it to the second round (especially if they keep playing like yesterday). 

They won the last World Cup and I thoroughly enjoyed each and every game they played, because they can play (in addition to their obvious other skills.)

Another team that should at least make it to round two and do it with style. Their first game was against Italy and it was as beautiful as your are imagining. (They lost, but I'm not giving up hope). 

Truthfully I could go on and on with pages and pages of visual arguments as to why you should add World Cup games to your DVR list. Or even better, find a local pub with the games on the big screen and meet other futbol fans. Today's the day to become part of this beautiful world party.

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