I've been on vacation for the past 2 weeks, and I got pretty into the World Cup. I didn't watch a lot of sports on TV while off work, but I made sure I knew when each U.S. game was being played and generally watched the whole thing with my 9-year-old son. When Landon Donovan scored against Algeria in extra time to put the U.S. into the round of 16, we screamed in joy.
But now that Ghana has knocked the U.S. out -- 2-1 in extra time on Saturday -- do you care anymore about this World Cup? Maybe you never did. A lot of people certainly don't, but the TV ratings were pretty high this time around for the U.S. games at least.
So now the World Cup party is going on without us. Germany whipped England, 4-1, this weekend, and England got robbed of one goal in that one by a bad call. I know a lot of the European continent was up in arms about that battle, but I didn't watch it live and haven't gotten around to watching a replay of the disputed goal, either.
In other words, I think my interest in the World Cup declined by about 80 percent over the weekend. Although I wish I was less parochial and more global about it, I simply am not. What about you? (And if there are no comments about this blog, I'll take that as my answer).
In any case, please keep checking back on "Scott Says" this week. I'm back.
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