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..... The N&R's Ed Hardin psychoanalyzes soccer
I don't need anybody to tell me why I hate soccer, especially the World Cup. It's a physical response for me. While watching the finals of the '94 Cup, I got drunker than I've ever been in my life. The mere sight of guys kicking a ball up and down the field recalls the next morning's hangover. It was late July, too, so you can imagine how I felt.
But I think I'm over it. I plan on watching the games with an open mind and a full stomach.