Why Should I Care About the World Cup? A Rational Conversation

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I’m finally ready to come out… as completely apathetic to the World Cup. I don’t get it, and it makes me feel sort of funny with regards to American international relations and our need to be The Best. Tom Hawking — Flavorwire senior editor, unapologetic Australian male, and participant in World Cup-related fun-having — has agreed to convince me of the competition’s merits over chat. I feel it is a safe space for me to finally reveal the least popular American opinion since the Beygency emerged. In a lot of ways, World Cup is the Beyoncé of sports. We get into this, and the reasons why a non-sports fan would enjoy World Cup pandemonium, below.

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