Someone on YouTube has put together a montage of various reactions to the magical moment when Landon Donovan sunk the game winning goal versus Algeria this past Wednesday. I’ll be the first one to admit that soccer is pretty lame, but just like curling, when it comes to International competition anything is exciting. The World Cup seems to band citizens together for a common purpose, and every four years the US joins the rest of the World and becomes soccer crazy.
This phenomena was showcased when the US team sunk the winning goal in stoppage time against Algeria. For a brief moment the entire country was a single cohesive force cheering for our team. It was a moment of national pride that only a sporting event can bring forth. I’m glad I was able to take part in it. For the first time in my life watching a soccer match seemed like the cool thing to do. If you happened to miss that feeling of national pride and unbridled excitement you have to watch the vid below. It gave me chills and made my nipples hard. You’ve been amped up, GO USA!
E.B. “Making you a better geek, one post at a time!”