(Posted by Matt)
First, I want to apologize for throwing Italy into focus here. But I have no choice. I married an Italian, and rooting for another team other than Italy would mean my certain demise. Now, while, nobody's looking...GO SOUTH AFRICA--YOU CAN MAKE IT! Hey, they're up 2-0 on France right now. You KNOW Italy's gotta love that.
But I digress...
The reason I bring up the 2006 champs: I was at watching the Italy-New Zealand game with my in-laws on Sunday...on Univision. At first, I thought it was because the channel was just closer to RAI, the Italian cable channel that's on 24/7 in their home, and they were being lazy.
I asked why, and my father-in-law responded, "the Spanish commentators are far better than the English ones. You know, they scream GOOOOOOOOOOL and things like that."
"But you don't know Spanish," I said.
"It's OK," he shrugged and got back into the game.
Even without understanding what they're saying, my in-laws prefer hearing the excitement of Spanish-speaking commentators better than the dry Brits that ESPN have hired to replace the lackluster Americans from the last World Cup.
Which begs a question for our dear readers...where are you watching/listening/reading about the World Cup, and why?