Thursday, June 22, 2006

Is There A Twelve-Step Program For Soccer?

My name is Chris and I'm a World Cup addict.

I've spent countless hours watching game after game. I have wasted computer time looking up information on my favorite teams when I should have been working on my manuscript. Even as I cheered for obscure teams from countries I barely recognized, the guilt ate away at me. My characters continue to cry out for attention and yet I still sit in front of the TV glued to ESPN. And the worst offense so far? I sit here this morning watching USA vs. Ghana when all week I'd planned to devote this whole day to my manuscript.

I know my excuses are just that. Excuses. It's exciting. I want to learn more about the game. The enthusiasm of the fans is infectious. A lot of these players are hot! It's only 2 (or 4) hours out of my day. I have to watch! My favorite team is facing elimination/ favored to win/ needs my support from the couch!

I know I'm an addict. I accept that I need help to overcome this...

Oh wait. The second half is about to start!

3 comments:

TJBrown said...

Acceptance of your problem is the first step. Walk away from the TV! Oh, wait. First you have to watch and tell me who won:)
Teri

Elisabeth Naughton said...

ROFLMAO. We watched this morning too, and I'm not even a soccer fan! (Give me baseball any day).

However...you are right on the money. Some of those guys are gorgeous!!!

Bailey Stewart said...

Sounds like me during football season. It's a real sickness ... *gg* I'll watch any NFL game that's on whether I like the teams or not. Haven't gotten into the soccer stuff - had to watch too many soccer games when my nephews were little that I kinda got burnt out.