Tonight I worship at the writerly feet of the Guardian UK’s Marina Hyde, who writes about US football (soccer) fans at the World Cup in “Over-excited, overweight, and over here“. Here’s just the beginning:
Is there a more appealing chant in world football – or indeed world warfare – than “USA! USA! USA!”? The very battle cry of the War on Losing, it somehow manages to distil that nation’s fabled sense of self-awareness into a simple message: “Help is on its way. Look busy!”
Read the whole thing. It’s a hoot.