So lots of World Cup blog postings would have you believe I'm an avid fan. Really I'm not.
England play Germany at 10am EST today. And I managed to sleep until 2am.
And I still contend I'm not a huge fan. I support no club team, and I've been to less than 10 live games my whole life.
It's just that watching England is part of my national identity. I've always done it, and I guess I always will.
The hope, the expectation, the build up, the let down, the short-lived redemption, the exit, the finger-pointing, the vilification, the erased memory.
Another tournament to qualify for? .... let's start all over again with hope.