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Saturday, May 22, 2010
Inter Milano Wins
I went to downtown Milan today to witness a Football (soccer to you Americans) spectacle. Thousands of people crowded around the Duomo waving flags, making noise, singing and generally causing a raucous.
I sat next to guy from Greece who told me that today was the European Championship. I had a beer. I had lasagna and then I roamed around central Milan for about 4 hours. It was a nice day.
When I got back to the hotel, I took a nap and then I went downstairs to the bar for some pizza and football. I have never understood why Americans don't like soccer. There are no commercials. It's constant action. Perhaps the only reason it seems dull to America is because Americans aren't good at it.
In Europe, they hug, they sing, they yell, and sometimes they cry. It's really cool seeing everyone forget about their various issues and just cheer for their team.
Anyway, Inter Milan won. There was much celebration in the hotel bar. I paid my bill and snuck upstairs. They were playing Munich. Munich is one of my favorite cities. I'm kind of glad Milan won because I'm in Milan. But there was part of me cheering for Munich (on the inside).
Why do Americans call soccer soccer and football football? Football has nothing to do with feet. We should call it commercialized detriment to the education system ball. C'DesBall for short.