Germany is out

late goal by Italy. As I watched the crowds of German fans in disbelief and in tears, I knew, yet again, why sports is so much more powerful than art, literature or poetry. You see these people taken up to tremendous highs and then crashed back down to Earth in punishing defeat. You see hope and despair and all the things on a massive scale, concisely packaged into a 90 minute contest. When was the last time they burned cars and rioted over an art show. Well, the last time they rioted in a non-Muslim country over an art show I guess….]]>

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