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Soccer Europe cup.
by, 06-10-12 at 10:44 AM (577 Views)
I've never been much of a soccer fan. Sometimes, when there's nothing else on, I watch a game. It may happen that I actually enjoy watching it. Yet, I've never been much of a fan.
The World Cup and Europe Cup would pass me by if the country didn't go that crazy. When the stores and streets color orange, and it's not Queensday, I know it's that time again.
For some reason, I get sucked into it. I start watching the games and enjoy it, I like the strategic element the sport has. Also, I really like the drinking with friends part that accompanies it. For me, there doesn't have to be a goal every five minutes, there has to be a good game, with good passes and strategic insights.
This year, the first game the Netherlands played was terrible. I don't know what has gotten into the team, but it's no good. They played as good, maybe better than Denmark at times, but every time they got a chance, they messed it up big time. Of course, they lost. The Portugal - Germany game was just as bad, one big mess.
And now, I'm sitting in front of the television, laptop on my lap and a cigarette in my hand. The Spain - Italy game is on, where both teams are not living up to my expectations.
When the Europe Cup ends, I will go back to occasionally watching a game when it's on, not caring about the clubs, but being able to enjoy the game. I'll hear about the importance of the games and the classifications through friends on- and offline. I won't really care.
Whilst writing this, the Spain - Italy game has gotten a lot better (or my expectations have lowered), I don't know what has gotten into them, but this is a nice game to watch!
You know, there are a lot of things I don't really care about, but still like. I like going out and I don't really care about the bar I am going to, if I have the right friends. I like traveling and don't really care if it's with the train or bus, as long as it gets me where I need to be. Maybe passion isn't always needed, maybe sometimes it's enough to just enjoy what happens, without looking at the bigger picture.