Friday, June 23, 2006

Hopp Suisse!

World Cup fever is inescapable here...what's that you said? You didn't know that the World Cup was going on. Yeah, that would have probably been true for us too if we were in the States but now we've embraced it as our main source of entertainment for the summer. At Coy's office, they've gathered in the conference rooms for Swiss games. In our neighborhood, they've constructed a temporary stadium with a theater-sized screen and it is packed for every game. People paint their faces and bring flags and wear jerseys...to watch the game on television. We've done our cheering as well. And though Coy still claims the sport is a bit disorganized and lacks clear strategic progress (hey, he played American football, ok?), he was really into the USA v. Italy game which was an incredible game. You all watched, right?

Since USA is now out of the tournament, we'll have to choose another team to support...maybe Ghana- they seem to be having a blast on the field, so happy to be representing their country. Even their coach just looks like he's having a good time. And we'll cheer for Switzerland as well- on game days, the streets are filled with folks in their red and white.

We'll be away from the blog for a week but we'll try not to let this break from writing stretch into months. In the meantime, know that we'll be watching World Cup. Hopp Suisse! (Go Switzerland!)

10 comments:

Rachiley said...

Dude!!!The question is how can you not be sucked into the world of WORLD CUP FEVER. It's way more exciting then watching Hockey (hello hasn't the ice melted yet?) or NBA Basketball Finals in JUNE. Summer is meant for sport, especially Football aka Soccer. You know I'll be continue to follow the drama of England and the rest of teams on the pitch!

tirzah said...

Kacey, Meshugah set up a tv upstairs and it is packed every day for the games. good times till a crazed fan huffs and puffs past my little guys, I get a little protective then.

J. B. Hood said...

I didn't realize I had a reason to cheer for Les Suisse/Die Suisse. But now I'll paint one cheek red, one white (not those cheeks, in which case I could merely lay out with one exposed for two hours--then we'd have our red and white without paint).

Mickey said...

Kacey, I miss being in a place were people are literally 'die hard' fans for their sport teams! How exicting it is to be part of that, and I think the fact that it is soccer makes it that much sweeter! :)

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J. B. Hood said...

Just saw the PK finale--awful way to lose. Even though it's 90 degrees outside, I'm going to go have some Swiss Miss in honor of Les Suisse/Die Suissern.

J. B. Hood said...

Just remember, your bottle water is much better than that found in Ukraine. Take pride, friends.

kkm said...

Oh so sorry that the death was so sudden for the Suisse... Clearly EspaƱa is the best!

Pierre Schlomo Presley said...

Thanks for all the support of our PK-challenged host country. We too cringed as they struggled to make one goal in OT.

Maybe in 2010.

(JBH, I haven't seen that many variations on Die Suisse, well, in fact, ever. Though I appreciate your appreciation of this polyglot empire.
So, how do you plan to decorate for the fourth of July?)

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