End of the World Cup

Say what you will about this year’s World Cup. There were many good games, memorable teams, and (of course) unforgettable moments. Maybe the US can get a truly competitive team together for 2010? Maybe this is the beginning of the boom of soccer as a spectator sport in America? (In plenty of places it’s surpassed spectator sport and transcended into the religious realm.) I’m definitely left with a thirst for more soccer. Anyone up for heading to South Africa in ’10?

And as for that headbutt — THE Headbutt — everyone has a comment. I direct you to a humorous piece from the BBC: 10 things to do on the last day of your career. ZZ really can play some hardball. Thoughts?