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Sunday, May 13, 2007
There's shouting in the streets. Explosions are erupting everywhere. Cars are honking more than usual.

It's futbol time in Costa Rica. Tonight was the final match between Saprissa and LDA (Alajuela). All day, the streets of San Jose were lined with people selling jerseys, flags, and other various trinkets with the teams' logos. It's been all over the news. I'm not much of a sports fan, and I've never had much interest in soccer, but I felt like I had to at least watch the second half. A teacher must keep up with popular culture, you know. My students will no doubt be talking about this tomorrow.

I'm glad I watched. It was actually pretty exciting. When I tuned in, LDA was ahead 1 to 0. I decided to root for Saprissa for the simple fact that their jersey makes me giggle. It's bright purple with "BIMBO" across the chest. I figured if they won, there'd be lots of guys wearing the jersey next week.

It was close. The score flipped back and forth a couple of times. But in the end, the purple bimbos came out ahead. Tee-hee.

My neighbors are oddly quiet. They must be Alajuela fans. In fact, all of San Rafael isn't making much noise. But from my back porch, I can hear cheering, honking, and chanting from the town behind me. They're shooting off fireworks and going crazy in general. I wonder how long that'll go on.

Viva! Viva! Viva Saprissa!