OK…I admit it. I actually watched the World Cup.
I won’t pretend to know anything about soccer. In fact, before the series began, I wasn’t sure I even I LIKED it. But with little brewing in the Boston sports scene this summer, I too succumbed to “World Cup Fever.” Aside from our eliminating loss to Belgium, I enjoyed it more than expected. So much so that I became glued to the TV and started working my schedule around game times. As Germany emerged victorious and I started to come down from my World Cup buzz, I realized that some of the strategies players used to win were surprisingly familiar. These themes have not only bolstered my interest in understanding this new American love of all things soccer, but they have also highlighted an important idea. That no matter what game you are playing, there are some universal truths when it comes to winning.