Today – with our BIG win – there is plenty of buzz surrounding the World Cup. A solid showing by the U.S. team in its match against England, again against Slovenia and finally the major win this morning has helped build the momentum as the squads compete in pool-play.
I must admit, I’m a bandwagon soccer fan. The USA/England game was the most continuous soccer I have ever watched on TV.
While I, along with the rest of the world watches – and listens – to the various soccer games, there has been much discussion about the “actual buzz” of the contests.
It’s not that a generation of kids who grew up with soccer moms have become adults and have a say in public opinion that it’s okay for Americans to like soccer. The buzz is from the vuvuzela, a long South African horn that soccer fans are using in the stadiums. When fans blow the horn all at the same time, it sounds like a swarm of bees. It's the sound that is heard throughout World Cup matches.
Will there be as much hype for the World Cup as we saw surrounding the recent Olympic hockey tournament? I doubt it. But there will definitely be more buzz!