Last night, I sent an email to my cousin, “Are you a soccer fan? Looking forward to the big game tomorrow? I figure since we have 2.5 times the population of Japan, we should have to win by 2.5 times as many points.” Well, by that standard, today’s game was a tie. I discussed this last year, You Don’t Care about World Football. At that time, I scoffed at the fact that Americans were excited by the fact that we beat Ghana, which has a population just 8% of ours. So go ahead and feel good about the game. That’s fine. But it really isn’t that big a deal.
And I was rooting for Japan. Because I’m just like that.