It’s no secret that I love volunteering. And I especially love volunteer events where I have a high potential of meeting a boy. Or ones that reap serious benefits, like partying with Edward Burns. Or ones that pertain to things I enjoy immensely.
The past 24 hours has been epic for under-the-radar sports by American standards. We’re used to seeing baseball, football, basketball and now hockey dominate ESPN. But the past 24 hours has brought some light on tennis and soccer. I’m not sure what moment was my favorite. Isner and Donovan just showed Americans the power of stamina and endurance.
So it’s time for the post about the World Cup. But instead of talking about the attractive field of players this year like The Frisky and Vanity Fair did, I’m going to discuss something even more pressing: World Cup song. I think I fell in love with the World Cup thanks to the crooning vocal stylings of one Ricky Martin for the France World Cup in 1998.
“The cup of the life, it’s do or die…Push it along, then let it roll. Push it along, go, go, go!”
Martin teaches you the importance of the World Cup, how to play the game and how to move your hips, all in four minutes.
This year’s song: Wavin’ Flag by K’naan. Like all good guy friends, Chris makes sure I keep up on my music endeavors, well those outside of the guy-with-a-guitar music genre. He told me about this song a while ago and I automatically fell in love with it. Literally, just try to stand there, not moving, no swaying, no toe tapping and definitely no snapping (Kelly). It’s impossible.
You’re filled with a sense of freedom, empowerment and persistence. When I hear this, I picture a band of underdogs overcoming some type of government resistance. Maybe not necessary directly related to soccer, but in the end, it’s the same message: