1. I’m not a huge fan of overt patriotism most of the time (although I did well up with pride when I was in Ottawa for Canada Day last year and a local band was playing “Hasn’t Hit Me Yet“). It’s OK in the spirit of friendly competition, though. It’s great when it involves a small contingent of boisterous St. Lucian fans in a stadium full of Team Canada supporters.
2. “Pass! Pass! The guy is RIGHT THERE!! NO WHAT ARE YOU THINKING HE’S…AHHHH COME ON!”
3. People think soccer (or “football” if you are European or smug) is boring if they aren’t used to watching it.