Oh dear, it's that time again already.
Drunken hooligans start waving English flags for the game when they'd never dream of flying the flag any other time. If we win, it will be everywhere until the next one. If we lose, those same people will be crying about what a disaster it was and acting like we just lost World War III (Hey folks, repeat after me: "It's only a game!")
Television gets completely decimated, first by the scheduled 12-hours per day coverage, then as if that's not enough by other programs running an hour late or getting canceled entirely with no warning when some match goes into extended time.
People look at you as if you just landed from Mars if you haven't got a clue who's in the team or who they're playing today, and express the thought that you really don't care either.
And all for a bunch of guys kicking a ball around a muddy field. Forget it. I'm ready to turn off the TV and radio for a month and settle down with some good tech books.
Can ya tell I'm not a fan?
[This message has been edited by pauluk (edited 05-15-2006).]