When I first saw the headline, “What if We Reacted to Everyday Situations Like World Cup Fouls?” – I started laughing almost immediately. The very first thing that came to mind was anything in the office during a normal workday. The amount of bumping into people that takes place. The amount of team projects that get screwed up somewhere along the line and it’s somehow never anyone’s fault. General stupid accidents like banging your knee off the drawers of your desk because you weren’t paying attention while you were spinning in your desk chair or pulling yourself into your work station. Any of those scenarios, World Cup-style, would be beyond hilarious. To see any of those minor situations go down, then see someone launch themselves to the floor, start writhing in “pain”, rolling on the cheap office carpet in their hardly matching, barely business casual qualifying outfit… that’s the stuff you can only dream of seeing while you’re at work. This is that… and so much more.
Everyday Football Fouls
The World Cup was something else this year. I’m a pretty big soccer fan, so it’s really noticeable when everyone is all of a sudden talking about soccer. Being that the World Cup only comes around every four years, which also means most people haven’t seen a match in about 4 years, the soccer-talk isn’t necessarily the most educated… but it’s still happening. The diving in World Cup matches, especially to North Americans who pride themselves on being staunch supporters of the gladiator-esk sport of American Football, is always highly criticized. It’s hard not to. Soccer is also one of those sports where the real bad injuries don’t look so bad, then all of a sudden there’s blood everywhere or a foot is pointed in the wrong direction. The over-the-top-ness of it all at times, helps World Cup and professional soccer in general, establish an identity of its own… for better or for worse.
If you watched the video and didn’t get the last scene, you must have been absent from all forms of media for the last 3 weeks or so. Luis Suarez was pretty much dubbed the Mike Tyson of World Cup soccer for this little cannibalistic move.
It’s funny to acknowledge the fact that he’s now a repeat offender of biting people during game-play.
This is one of those videos that shows how absolutely absurd life could be if things always translated well from one situation to the next. That being said, which scenario did you think was the funniest? The butt smack in the bar is sitting really high on my list. Hit up the comments and I’ll see you down there.
Hit me up on facebook, twitter and instagram. The World Cup might be over, but my brain never stops… and I have very little self-control when it comes to sharing everything I do/see/think of with you. It’s all awesome, though. Promise.
By: Eli Rebich