you: Whoa whoa whoa. Wofford, are you jocking out?
me: No. I swear. But.
But it’s really hard to resist the awesomeness of hundreds of fans from all over the world gathering in Old Town Square to watch World Cup Football. I tried to resist. I did. But as big world parties go, it’s just too fun to be my normal sports-curmudgeonly self. And it turns out, I’ve got a major soft spot for these massive global sports events (as evidenced by my equally out-of-character enthusiasm for the Beijing Olympics). Last night: Holland vs Uruguay in South Africa but watched in the Czech Republic on screen sponsored by Korean auto company. Layers upon layers!
Also, there’s a cinema-size screen in the middle of one of the most beautiful city squares in the world.
And, while said crass-corporate-marketing-ploy-screen is ludicrous and tacky, I kind of love that about it.
And hello: I’ve been so obsessed with the Zizkov TV Tower, I’d never even thought to go up the almost-as-excellent tower in Old Town Square. Which, as it turns out, is a pretty great place to be, at sunset, World Cup mayhem notwithstanding…
…and having Matt and Arlie in town for a different international sports event (Go Fury! World Champions!) has been a great influence. I’ve been going to their team’s Ultimate matches up at Strahov Stadium (see GHOTCZ 6) this week, as well.
Such a great way to spend a summer night.