US Grinds To A Halt

“NEW YORK, LOS ANGELES, and WASHINGTON, DC—With the Dow Jones average down over 600 points, factory productivity in a downward spiral, and workplace attendance down by nearly a third, experts say the U.S. World Cup team’s heartbreaking 3-0 defeat at the hands of Czech Republic on Monday has brought life across the soccer-crazed nation to a virtual standstill.”

Kimberly and I were discussing the reasons why the US seems to be the only nation in the world that doesn’t care about the World Cup. However, she pointed out something I found very interesting…

We care deeply…

When we’re winning.

Yet, as with the Olympics, as a functioning nation, the United States brushes off loss without much concern. There’s no shame in losing. We fail, often, but it’s all in the hopes of that one great breakthrough.

Insert Paul Graham essay here.

Devastated By U.S. World Cup Team’s First-Round Loss, Nation Grinds To Halt | The Onion – America’s Finest News Source


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