A Good Time to Be a Sports Fan

Even though my New York Yankees might be playing catch up to the Toronto Blue Jays, plenty of other sports events besides baseball this week have kept my interest. It's an exciting time to be a sports fan.

California Chrome teased us chasing the Triple Crown only to lose at the Belmont Stakes. The New York Rangers had a thrilling ride to the Stanley Cup Finals in hockey even if they ended up short against the Los Angeles Kings. The San Antonio Spurs delighted me by dominating the Miami Heat and winning the NBA Finals. Now, the World Cup has begun, the phenomenon that captivates the world every four years.

Today, the United States beat Ghana, earning payback for losses in previous tournaments.  We've already seen exciting matches as Italy beat England, major upsets as Costa Rica beat Uruguay, and lopsided blowouts as Germany dominated Portugal, France blanked Honduras, the Netherlands demolished Spain, and Colombia crushed Greece.

Even if you're not a fan of soccer, it's hard not to become caught up in the World Cup hype.