So that's my charge to you, gentle reader. If you've never watched a football game, watch a World Cup match or two. If nothing else, you'll see the best practitioners of the sport bringing their best game, and it never hurts to watch excellence in action. More to the point, you'll get a taste of something that the rest of the world cares passionately about. In these troubled and isolated times in America, it couldn't hurt at all for us to understand the passions of our foreign friends, competitors, even enemies. Watch the World Cup. Ignore who wins or loses. Just watch the story unfold. To do so teaches us all something vital about the world we live in and the people we share our planet with. Trust me, an America population turned on to the World Cup won't bring about international harmony and joy, but it just might be a start. And a pretty damn riveting one at that.
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