Lessons from Brazil – Armchair Cheering


It seems that whenever there’s a soccer game on TV, the sound eminating from nearby apartments and houses is like that which might come from such a scene as one can see in the picture above. This is followed by the shooting off of fireworks, post-game, and the next day, by the wearing of the jersey of the team you support and “playful” street corner discussions on whose team is better. I find that one need not tune in to the actual game since every play by play is screamed from every direction.


In the States, sports enthusiasts generally get “rowdy” during Finals Week (NBA) or the Superbowl (NFL) which are the culminations of sporting seasons. By rowdy, I mean they might shout at the TV once in a while during a game.


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