Animals and the 2010 World Cup
Animals Love the World Cup
Soccer rules! Stadiums in South Africa host hundreds of thousands of people, but let us not overlook our friends in the animal kingdom.
- They cannot be penalized for a 'hand ball' because, well, they have no hands.
- They love Gatorade because it's salty
- Many of them have applied for and been given Visa cards
Worldwide interest in men kicking balls reaches a fever pitch every 4 years. Like the Olympics , but without the rhythmic gymnastics, soccer holds the sports world in it's spheroid clutches. Anxious fans line the 'pitch' to cheer on their native sons, but lowly beasts of burden and cute kitties are ignored.
All this lack of attention hurts their feelings.
Animals got game. They understand the nuances of offside rules. They never quit, even when trailing 3-nil in extra time. They try really hard to avoid performance enhancing drugs.
The next time you sit enthralled by Bolivia v Botswana, give a care to the herds of wildebeests longing for real time updates at the watering hole. And we're not talking about a euphemistic name for the corner bar; wildebeests can't sit on stools anyway.
Reach out to the long-ignored populations of field mice, turtles, sparrows (African and European) and megapodes with a little soccer bling. Skinks and a skunks alike look hot swaddled in FIFA-authorized T-shirts. Amphibians adore the colors of the Argentinaian national team.