Truth be told, a little over five years ago, I received a Bachelors degree in Sports Journalism. The grand scheme was to become an Action Sports Journalists. Action sports is the correct way to define “Extreme Sports”. There was a time when I envisioned a life and career of interviewing pro skateboarders, bmx, and snowboarders from all over the world. I especially sought after Brazilian skateboarders who at the time of my education were the hottest around.
Despite my current desire to use my degree as means to interview attractive and talented men, I am still and always will be drawn to the comradeship and excitement that goes along with spectatorship and rooting for one’s home team.
Today marks the first day of the 2010 World Cup in South Africa which will last until around July 11th. Today South Africa and Mexico are up for a match. Being from African descent I will probably root for South Africa but living in the heart of the Mission District of San Francisco, I can’t help but lend my heart to the Mexican team. Naturally I’m torn. Either way I’ll casually keep up with the status of the games, and if you’re at all interested I’ll be sure to write some follow-ups.
This is the first time that the FICA World Cup has been held in an African country and with an estimate of over 715.1 million people watching, the World Cup remains to be the most widely viewed sporting even in the world–damn! That’s hot.