It’s been a week since my favorite team won the 2010 FIFA World Cup (Viva España!) but I still can’t get enough. I keep looking for pictures, news, videos, and updates on the next World Cup. Yes, I miss the games so much and I am hungry for more (Torres haha). I think the best description for this situation is that “I am having a FIFA Word Cup Hangover” and I think it’s getting worse.
Right now, I’m proud to say that I am a football enthusiast and a confessed Fernando Torres fanatic. This current addiction of mine (*ahem Torres ahem football ahem Spain NT) wouldn’t have reached this astronomical height if it weren’t for a very important friend – social media.
I didn’t actually watch football until the 2010 World Cup. First reason, I wasn’t athletic and I’m not too crazy about sports. I’d rather watch a drama or a comedy series than watch any game on TV. Second reason, Football is NOT popular in the Philippines. Well, everybody knows that the Philippines is a Basketball country because of the influence of the United States. During the first week of the World Cup, my Tumblr dashboard was filled with loads of posts about the FIFA WC, Spain NT and Fernando Torres that I got curious and researched about the WC.
I got to learn more about Football and was transformed into a devoted Spain NT and Fernando Torres fan in an instant. I found myself joining Football fanclubs and online communities. I followed every substantial Fernando Torres site on Tumblr. I posted, reblogged, posted, reblogged, posted, and reblogged more of FIFA as the Semi-Finals and the Finals drew near. There were support posts,
and funny posts.
And everybody just kept sharing. But so far, the biggest thing that I did was to order a Spain jersey. Period.
I learned two things from this World Cup. One, sad to say but I fall into the normal curve of consumerism and capitalism (hahaha). It’s not something to be proud of but the important thing is that I’m happy with whatever I bought (*ahem jersey). Second, now, more than ever, I appreciate peering and sharing in the internet. Even if the WC is over, I still have access to Spain NT and Fernando Torres news, their game schedules for the Euro Cup (yey!),
and whatever there is to know about them. Special mention to Youtube, the website where I got to watch the games and the FT goals that I missed.
*Right this moment I just found out that FT’s wife is pregnant again (huhu my world just crashed).
To wrap-up I would just like to say the following: I love social media. I love Youtube. I love Tumblr. I love Facebook. I love Football. I love FIFA. I love Liverpool FC. I love Spain NT. And I love Fernando Torres so much. (Haha :))