By Peter Rosengard, June 24, 2010
With the World Cup looming, I decided not to be taken by surprise. Despite never having had any interest in football since April 2007, I've been pretending to be a football fan because I bought two season tickets at Arsenal. Here's my progress to date:
Me: "What's happening!? What's happening?"
Steve: "It's a penalty, Peter."
Me: "A penalty to who? Is that good? Is it Arsenal's?"
Steve: "No Pete, it's to the other side; it's not good."
Me: "What's he doing? Why is he putting the ball there?"
Steve: "That's the penalty spot, Peter."