America’s Greatest Goal
Only a few days removed from the wonderful conclusion to the 2014 World Cup in Brazil and it’s somewhat strange to comprehend just how glorious that one month-long tournament was and is when it’s playing out. For several weeks, fans and casual sports fans alike come together to cheer for their respective nations, as well as their favorite players and teams they admire from afar. Patriotism is on full-display with a seemingly incomparable pride in one’s country. Flags are waved and worn, colors are as bright as the faces of the goal scorers and the energy around the world for this unique sporting event is palpable.
So, where do we go from here?
That is one of the critical questions to ponder, especially when considering the optimism of people from all over the world during the biggest tournament of the world’s most popular sport. Why do we need to keep waiting for events like the World Cup to witness so many of the great things and relentless, upbeat spirits of men, women and children from all over the country and the globe? The intensity of this past World Cup (for example) seemed to even trump the passion of the 4th of July when compared to watching the U.S. matches this year.
How can we bottle this exuberance to endure beyond one single day or month?
If and how this question can be answered may hold the key to (finally) rejuvenate the United States to its necessary, new level of hope for the future.
One can dream.
Thankfully, this is the perfect place to do just that while wearing red, white and blue.
Posted on July 16, 2014, in Uncategorized and tagged 2014 World Cup, dreaming big, patriotism, pride, questions, soccer, sports, the future, The United States of America. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.