Americans Watching Soccer? Goal!!!
Oh, yes. Americans are watching soccer and the World Cup. To Glenn Beck's and Jim Rome's horror, millions of people are tuning in and deciding that this World Cup thing and soccer in general are pretty exciting. It helped that the U.S. got into the round of 16 on one of the most exciting finishes to a game in years. And how they cheered across the fruited plain. Don't believe that Americans could be that interested in a soccer match? Then check here.
Some old line about "a sleeping giant awakening" comes to mind. Yes, we went out at the next hurdle, but that sort of pain just motivates us Yanks. Imagine how many American kids saw that moment and decided that's the kind of thing they want to do someday.
Bet some of them will.