I’ll be blogging live with my reactions and thoughts during the final match this afternoon between France and Italy. I’ve never blogged live during a sporting event before, but I’ve seen others do it and it looks like fun so I’m going to give it a whirl. Expect a lot of typos, and hopefully, a lot of Gooooooooooals!
Here’s some good reading while you’re all waiting with bated breath for me to start: First, a great match preview (complete with a cool diagram of starting lineups) from USA Today, and second (and third), a couple of good background articles from Slate: The True Story of American Soccer and Among the Brainiacs–The Intellectual Classes Descend on Soccer.
The last article explains nicely how a guy like me fell in love with “The Beautiful Game”–it’s all part of being a card-carrying member of the American intelligentsia. Nancy French (say, don’t you have a vested interest in who wins here?), if you’re reading this, now you know.
Joga Bonito! And may it never end.