The Vuvuzela: 2010’s Nobel Peace Prize Winner
SPOILER ALERT: DO NOT READ THIS POST IF YOU”VE DVR’D TODAY’S GAMES.
With today’s results, the US find themselves atop Group C, with England in second, while Germany find themselves atop Group D, with Ghana in second. Critically, this means we are set up for England-Germany in the Round of 16, as well as the Freddy Adu nightmare match of US-Ghana. As one who for better or worse has a certain amount of appreciation for hooliganism, the prospects of an England-Germany meeting, and in particular the prospects of hearing the world’s most brilliant-but-incredibly-inflammatory soccer song, warm the cockles of my heart. Alas, the prospects of hearing that song are precisely why FIFA will find it absolutely essential to ensure that the infamous vuvuzelas continue to poison our ear drums.