Neighborhoods in the United States will look just like this today when the United States plays Ghana in the World Cup competition.
Though normally rush hours, the streets will be deserted; everyone will be plunked down before the TV. We will be one and united, forgetting the many issues that divide us.
“America will never care this much about a sport,” our pal, Derek Schille, writes in forwarding this video of one Sao Paulo neighborhood during Brazil’s opening game.
People should make a similar video of their U.S. town during today’s game.
About the blogger
Bob Collins has been with Minnesota Public Radio since 1992, emigrating to Minnesota from Massachusetts. He was senior editor of news in the ’90s, ran MPR’s political unit, created the MPR News regional website, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started several blogs, and every day laments that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.
NewsCut is a blog featuring observations about the news. It provides a forum for an online discussion and debate about events that might not typically make the front page. NewsCut posts are not news stories.