But as the the kind of “football” that actually intimately involves the “foot” comes to a temporary end (tapas for all!), there were some numbers before the weekend that stood out as the losers of the tournament were assessed:
Glenn Beck: Beck on soccer: “I hate it so much, probably because the rest of the world likes it so much.”
* Estimated American viewers who watched Glenn Beck on June 18: 1.39 million.
* Estimated American viewers who watched USA vs. Ghana on June 26: 19.4 million.
* Estimated American viewers who watched that game in Spanish: 4.5 million.
Wait, a minute 1.39 million? Less than a year ago, Beck had more than 3 million viewers. He has made nearly two million people too ignorant to use a remote — the most basic biological function of the American male.