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So its World Cup time again is it? You wouldnt have guessed, would you? Every four years we have to endure this torture and put up with weeks of football on the telly and in the news.
Everywhere you turn theres something going on to do with the world cup and I for one, am getting fed up with it. Its because theres no way to escape from it thats the real problem!
During the peak of all this rubbish there are precious few pubs you can go into without having to suffer the commotion and yelling is dozens of drunken Englishmen hurl profanities at whatever player has earned their contempt during the game. I dont mind the fact that pubs have these dedicated sports evenings and show football matches, but does it have to be in nearly ALL of them? Theres probably a reasonable portion of the population who either have no interest in the World Cup, or actually dislike it. What about us? We just want to enjoy a night out in the local without being drowned out every time someone scores a goal.
Weve had the phenomenon of the St. Georges cross flags flying from cars for quite a while now. But tune into any radio station now and youll hear a rapid succession of World Cup songs, each one as pathetic as the last one. Where do they get these from and why do they immediately make me want to turn off my radio?
Another thing that annoys me about big sporting events like this is the way the big companies try to cash in on it with all their consumer crap. Theyre basically just leeching off the real football fanatics and the kids who are no doubt caught up in the excitement and will pester their parents for the latest gear. It just makes me sick.
Heres an example, in the petrol station the other day when I spotted this stupid plastic coca-cola beaker. It was selling for around 4, but who in their right mind would fork out that kind of cash for a stupid glass because it says something about the world cup on it?
Come on; lets make the World Cup every ten years instead of every four.