Remember how I said the other day I was sick of the World Cup? Well, I'm getting more sick of it now, even though there are less matches per day now and slightly less talk of it. Football (or soccer!) may be a novelty to some people, but I live in Glasgow and are therefore caught up in the middle of all that Celtic/Rangers crap the rest of the year (included in my Guide To Scottishness Part 2, if you missed that) , so I'm really not so enthused about it.
There are various reasons for not particularly caring about the World Cup:
1) I don't understand football. (Although Kirsty has put together a handy guide to help you LOOK like you know your stuff - check it out here!)
2. The footballers run about too fast for me to eye them up - which, let's face it, would be the main attraction of football to me. Apparently, I've been told, the trick is to check them out while the National Anthem is playing. I keep forgetting to do that. Oh well.
3. Scotland are not particularly great at football (sorry to be disloyal, but the fact they aren't in the World Cup is pretty strong evidence of that. Then again, we ARE a fairly small country and aren't known for being a particularly healthy one at that, so there you go.) For more information on that, this post by The Vegetable Assassin makes it all pretty clear.
On the upside, I am doing REMARKABLY well in the work's Predict The World Cup game. In the space of a few days, I have gone from being 11th out of 12th . . . to 4th!!! I'm the only girl in it, and I know NOTHING about football. Girl power or what??? :P
(I doubt I'll be that far up the rankings for long.)
AND I've made a little bit of money on betting on the matches. Small change really . . . I'm not a big gambler (it's another thing I don't really understand) but a couple of quid here and there, and I won 12 quid from a 1 pound bet on the Mexico-Argentina game yesterday. Go me!
So I suppose even though I am bored to tears with it, at least I'm benefitting from it financially . . .
But seriously, I will be glad when it's over. At least then, all the speculation about what country is going to win will be over BECAUSE WE WILL KNOW THE ANSWER BECAUSE IT'S ALL FINISHED FOR ANOTHER FOUR YEARS. YAY!
Thank God for tennis and Wimbledon at least. That's where I get my fix of men running around in little shorts . . . Yum.
Are you remotely interested in the World Cup or would you rather it just disappeared off the planet too?