Wrote this two years back and putting it back out because of the start of the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Always funny to reminisce.
As I write this, the Euro 2012 tournament is going on in Poland and Ukraine. Today France will take on reigning World and European champions Spain for the right to face Portugal in the Semi-Final Round. Next month we’ll get the Olympics and, in two years, Brazil will host arguably the sexiest World Cup ever.
I don’t know how odd I am at doing this, but for some reason, these kind of tournaments serve as great markers in the long road of life. I can always look back on a particular tournament and know where I was, what I was doing and what was going on. The weird thing is that I do this exclusively with World Cup tournaments – with the Euros only recently thrown on the side. I’m sure some people do the same for the Olympics or the Ryder Cup or any other long-term tournament/event that catches…
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