I know absolutely nothing about soccer, but I'm beginning to feel the stirrings of second-hand excitement. Is this warranted? Should I be afraid? Should I call my doctor?
I came into Kotaku Tower this morning like I do any other morning, rolling out of bed and crawling down the hallway. Just as I am preparing for a day filled with joyous video game news and friendly commenters who are tolerant of my spelling errors, Luke Plunkett shows up and says "Wow" about five times. I "wow" back. Then I ask what he is wowing about.
Then I read a bunch of news stories about soccer.
So the U.S. wins its group for the first time in 80 years, in the 91st minute of a 90-minute-long scoreless game against Algeria.
Now I'm beginning to feel the excitement, as well as the rumblings of a feeling all-too familiar to me that generally only hits around Super Bowl time. The gnawing emptiness in the pit of my stomach that tells me I need to have a football video game...only this time I mean real football.
I actually went out to Target today and looked at several, determined that I had no idea what I was looking for, and then went to Starbucks for an iced tea. I suppose I'll just have to wake up early tomorrow and bug Plunkett some more.
While I Wikipedia soccer some more, talk about whatever it is you talk about when you aren't talking video games. Things like...
- LA Cemetery Welcomes Michael Jackson Fans, Bans Doves - Has it already been a year? How are you planning on remembering the king of pop? Might I suggest the king of beers?
- So that's what Val Kilmer has been up to! And here I thought he was dead.
- I can't stop watching Fox's The Good Guys. It's a modern-day cop show featuring a 70's cop and his moustache. It's bizarre, in a wonderful way.
- eBay buys the iPhone app I use to scan hot sauce labels at Waffle House.