Disclosure: I have partnered with Cricket Wireless as a 2014 Blog Ambassador. All opinions are my own.
Today, in the FIFA World Cup 2014, Mexico played and won!
I can still remember the first time I learned about the FIFA World Cup and watched my first match, at about 12 years old. My family was all outside, gathered around a small television set that was propped up on a make-shift bench, watching the game. Even though I’ve never been one to follow soccer, the World Cup excitement caught my attention then, as it has every four years since.
There’s just something about the world finals that gets me every time.
During that first game, I can still hear the excitement in the announcer’s voice as it fluctuated up and down, each time becoming a little more erratic. My heart was beating pretty fast as he said: “Y se la pasa a Cortez, y Cortez el da para la derecha y pa la izquierda… Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee NO!”
The whole spectacle was way too long, but it was unforgettable. Not to mention that I was up until about 2 a.m. with a bunch of adult women and men who had to be awake at 6 a.m. that same morning for work.
There I was, the little version of myself, trying my hardest not to fall asleep before the fun and excitement was over, all the while getting awoken each time I closed my eyes with the yelling and screaming happening around me. Still, I wouldn’t change a thing. I am just happy that now I am not trying to stay up until all hours of the night to follow the matches.
Happy FIFA games everybody! And may the odds be ever in your favor.
I totally stole that from the Hunger Games.
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