My DH (not american) took TWO WEEKS of vacation time from work just to be at home and watch games... when he told me he did that, I just looked at him, thinking uh, might we want to be saving up vacation time for things like possible dr. appts or something down the road... darling dear husband??? Oh, but the man loves his soccer!! ;o)
Not many people are so into it here though. Us Americans, we don't even call the sport the proper name ("futbol") !!! :p
Germans are going insane, as usual LOL. Both DH and I don't like football/soccer but the world cup can be fun, it is just the whole country really goes mad and it lasts a month!
I'm interested to see how Germany does this year considering so many players are out due to injuries.
Andi- That is so cute and funny about your DH!
Mari, I was actually thinking today that you'd probably be the only one here that will follow the World Cup, given that Americans aren't much into football! :-) Great idea to open this thread!
Ash, of course I'd forgotten you'e in Germany so they'll probably go football crazy too (even if your DH doesn't!). I agree the World Cup is a lot more fun than regular premiere league games.
Alyssa - yay for cheering for England!! ;-)
I have bought football T-Shirts for both Teddy and me and we're wearing them today :-) I'll have to get someone take a picture of us. DH is not much into football and thinks it's a bit chavvy to get England T shirts, but so what! I'm really looking forward to the World Cup and will try to watch all the England matches. I hope we make it far this year, it's been a while (1966!!) but such bad luck that our captain can't play.
I'm not much of a sports fan in general but DH is OBSESSED with soccer (er, I mean, REAL football). He decided to get wireless modem on his phone service for this month just so he can watch the world cup at work (he works at a gas station so most of his spare time is spent watching movies on his laptop, but no internet). And the team he is rooting for: Argentina!!! Ok ok and U.S. too....depending on who they're playing.... ;)
Ruth - sounds like our husbands are on the same obsession level! LOL
Hey, how bout that, the US tied with England! LUCKY goal though!!
Oh, I am so bummed!! How COULD he let that one in? Oh well a draw's better than losing, right? ;-)
Ruth, that annoying noise is made by the fans' vuvuzelas (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vuvuzela). I think they tried to ban them before the tournaments started but just couldn't do it as the SA fans love them so much. I cannot imagine what it must sound like to actually be in the stadium; your ears would probably fall off!