No one watching World Cup

   I’m in no way a soccer fan. But I still enjoy watching soccer games. I like no particular teams as long as they play well. Normally Brazil, Argentina, Germany, Spain, England, Italy are all very good. So I like them all the same. Sometimes African teams gave us a lot of surprise, then I like them even more. Unfortunately, in this sense, Asian teams seldom become my favorite, let alone the poor Chinese national men’s soccer team. Sometimes it could be a pain and shame to watch their games.
   This year’s Germany World Cup has begun for several weeks. On weekends I will watch some games as a relax. But there is only one Amerian TV channel—12ABC showed just several games. And only at that time you will be able to see something, advertisement, news or whatever,  that reminds you there is World Cup games going on. So in most time, I have to switch to a spanish channel, which shows every game. Although I can understand no single spanish, I can still enjoy the game. Spanish commentators are so emotional and ecstatic that it’s really fun to hear his sudden exclamation of happiness or anger. Culture tradition is so powerful. Although almost the whole globe is fanatic about soccer now, Americans care nothing about it except his own soccer team.  Football, baseball, basketball are undoubtedly dominating common Americans’ sports nerve, leaving no space for soccer(except women’s soccer). 
   Quite ironically, though American soccer team plays pretty well, American media pay little addention to soccer sports.  On the contrary, though Chinese soccer teams always play horribly bad, all Chinese media are fanatic about soccer. They are just flooded with news and comments about soccer. I’m wondering those Chinese media (especially websites) may write more articles and news about soccer than any other country, but they seem to igore many other equally or more important things(such as scientific finding and breakthrough, disasters, etc).
  
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2 Responses to No one watching World Cup

  1. lin说道:

    欣赏你看足球时秉持的态度和感觉,那是一种难得的境界。但恕我直言,不很喜欢你“狗尾续貂”似的结论,很像上中学时写议论文要在结尾处拔高一下的感觉。
    科学不应该属于激情狂欢,可以把它看作某些狂人的狂欢,但客观才应该是它的标签,正因为如此,科学研究甚至是不允许狂欢的,否则就一定会出现种种你所厌恶的“虚伪”和“谬论”。
    无知地讲,我觉得科学研究这种事业是有违人性的,至少是部分有违。而足球这类运动正好与其互补。足球带来地欢乐相对科学而言是短暂地,但更为直接和充沛。中国人没有参与真正地世界杯,但是对足球的审美运动却比任何民族都充分,因为它是超功利性的,是真心的愉悦。有人说这种审美的基础是人类所普遍存在的共通感,有些人则认为它是人的本质力量的感性显现,现代人则认为这种审美活动的基础在于它是“人的确证”。我们通过移情作用将自己的郁积投射于足球之上,实在无可厚非。
    从某种角度而言,国人似乎更需要这种放松,放松了才容易投入,放松了才能忘我,才易于达到某种境界,从而减缓普遍地浮躁和急功近利心态。当然,我这种想法也许不切实际且矛盾,事不关己则可以高高挂起,事若关己则必然眉头紧闭。不管它了,总之在足球以及很多地体育比赛中,我的确感到足够多地快乐,而非沉重。相信对此你应该也深有所感。那就够了吧!

  2. 说道:

    I have to admit I’m not so emotional and I myself need more relax.
    But Jade’s words remind me of a lovely book I read not long ago—" The nature of happiness". I’m going to translate some part of it and introduce to my friends.

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