This World Cup gave every American a chance to get excited about something good happening in Africa. With no focus on economic deterioration, gender issues, or war, this World Cup gave the media something positive to cover in Africa. It is frustrating when I have friends in Africa to see it through the dark mirror of the Western media. It’s been briefly better.
And that is good for the U.S.–even if we didn’t win.
“Some people think football is a matter of life and death. I assure you, it’s much more serious than that.”– Bill Shankly