But there is crying and moping in soccer. I got to see the World Cup finals off and on and not knowing a damned thing, I enjoyed it (I tend to watch just the Super Bowl in football and the World Series in baseball…. no, I’m not a real man). At the end, as the Italians were dancing, the French moped, understandably, but theatrically. Then over U2’s song at the end (how can you have a football game without a halftime extravaganza?) they showed tons of soccer players crying. You wouldn’t see that in American football or baseball or, for God’s sake, Nascar.
by Jeff Jarvis