Let me start by saying that watching the World Cup does not make you a soccer fan. The BiCoastal Bias has made it clear in the past that a soccer fan he is not, (cf. This Un-American Sport, and A Helmet Bill?)
But even I’ve got to watch this tournament, (yes I switched from third person to first person there, I learned that from Rickey Henderson, stay with me). Watching the World Cup is a cultural experience. For whatever reason, this event is even enough to stop wars in some countries, and that wins it some major points in my book.
And if you just can’t handle it, think of this way. Argentina just beat Serbia & Montenegro 6-0. Yes, they scored a touchdown. You’re watching international football. They punt the ball on first down alot. Just go with it.