This made me cry like a baby:
What can I say? I'm menopausal, a Cancerian, and have a patriotic streak a mile wide. The combination of a World Cup win, people cheering and chanting USA just sent me over the edge. The kid in the basement KILLED me. So cute.
I continue to post the day's matches - complete with little flag logos if I have time to draw them, though my lack of a yellow marker is hindering me a bit for Spain - and real-time score updates on my whiteboard. People stop by and either speculate on games or tell me how they can't stand soccer.
Since I can't watch the games (work!), I keep the www.fifa.com "Matchcast" on in the background to keep up with the minute-by-minute progress.
The other day when the USA won, I couldn't yell or anything because I was in the cube farm with people on conference calls all around me. My co-worker, Tai, came rushing in late with his hair all askew.
"Did you see it?" I asked.
"I heard it while I was on the freeway and I almost drove off the road," he said.
I ran out to the security desk, where we have two Nigerian guards who are futbol-obsessed. They know I'm following, too.
We all jumped around and pumped our arms in the air and stage-whispered "USA! USA! USA!" just happy to share the moment with someone.