By Paul Sorene
OVER in the US, they will be treating the World Cup in much the same way that we in Blighty get behind the Super Bowl – by popping to the shops, doing a spot of DIY and catching up on soaps.
Of course, this being the America, everything will be twice fried and dipped in whale lard.
ESPN, the US cable TV broadcaster is whipping the crowd into frenzy of near-apathy by portraying the 32 teams up for the Cup in artworks. The thinking is that Americans will tune into see men with veins last seen in a Pete Doherty wet dream playing football on elephants while riding eagles.
This is, of course, just what football is about. Enjoy – and look out for England’s hideous Desperate Dans toiling to look attractive in a post-Beckham world…