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petekelly:
These days, I find the whole thing much more interesting from a cultural perspective rather than just the football itself. There was a great story about how the Japan fans stayed behind after a game that their team lost and cleaned up the stadium after themselves.

I live in hope of seeing world class performances from some of the brilliant players there - Neymar, Messi, Robben etc. As regards how it will benefit Brazil (the people of, primarily), that's another topic.

Interesting article regarding increasing US interest in the tournament:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/28024752

mgriffin:
Interest among people I come across during the day (mainly at my day job) has been surprisingly high.  I certainly see a lot of people on Facebook and Twitter talking about it, but it's hard to gauge how many people are interested, compared to disinterested.

I have to admit, soccer has never yet grabbed me, but if the USA makes it to the next round, I will probably try to sit down and watch a game.

LNerell:
My favorite take on the whole World Cup thing.  ;D

http://teamcoco.com/video/triumph-world-cup-part-1

petekelly:
Well Mike, you might want to 'force' yourself to view the spectacle as the US are through to the last 16 :)

The thing about footer (soccer) is that if you've played it, you realise that it's not as easy as it looks.

Dave Michuda:
According to Fox news the ratings for soccer in the US are high because "the news about our country, our economy and our standing in the world is overwhelmingly negative...we don't want any part of that, we want to escape, so here comes the World Cup, how convenient."  Huh?  Also more people are watching the World Cup because we've started legalizing weed.  Huh?

From Thursday's Colbert Report...

http://thecolbertreport.cc.com/videos/suqg0f/stephen-colbert-s-bats--t-serious---the-vast-government-soccer-conspiracy

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