Meditating on today's loss, Jeff Nunokawa captured what might be most interesting about football culture here in the states:
I like to think that at least a little of the interest exhibited by my fellow Americans in the fortunes of our team at an international contest in a sport where, historically, we have hardly distinguished ourselves against other countries, I like to think that at least a little of that interest exhibited by my fellow Americans has to do with the desire, vivid or obscure, to take our place as a nation among other nations, rather than a nation above them. I hope so. Don't you? (FB Note 2076, "a general shout of brotherhood and joy")I don't hope so, I know so.