Today Is Crap, But At Least Tomorrow Will Be Worse

Field Notes From Fatherhood

costaricawinCosta Rica beat Greece in the World Cup to reach the quarterfinals. I was rather pleased about this. The very fact that Costa Rica was in the match was itself remarkable, coming out on top of a group that had considered the country their whipping-boy going into the event. And who doesn’t love a Cinderella story, right on back to David and Goliath, itself probably based on the battle between Nestor and the giant Ereuthalion in the Iliad, which no doubt was pinched from other stories dating back to the dawn of humankind. We adore an underdog.

Anyway, my point is that I didn’t believe it would happen. First of all, after Costa Rica’s Oscar Duarte was sent off in the 66th minute, the team had to play a man down. They were clearly exhausted, and barely beating back a constant barrage of Greek balls in. It was tense, it was ugly, and I told my wife…

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