June 23, 2006 Leave a comment
Japan, so you shock the world by taking a lead on Brazil in the 34th minute and make it impossible not to cheer for you, the unabashed underdog in this match. I'll forget the fact that the a naturalized Brazilian playing for you had the assist on your goal (Joga Bonito has indeed gone global.) Brazil's tying goal was a thing of beauty was it not?
Thanks Japan for giving us hope in the underdog. Speaking of which, am I the only one who roots for the underdog when watching a match between 2 teams which I have no vested interest in? Really though, I was watching Spain and Saudi Arabia, and I found myself rooting for the Saudis (the Moor occupation of Spain nonwithstanding.)
There is something about upsets in sports, this is especially evident during the NCAA Basketball Tournament.