Yes, I’m cheering for our USA Eagles. That’s a gimme. I hope they play their hearts out and surprise everybody with their success on the field.
But I think we all realize that our Eagles won’t be in the finals. So, after some consideration, I’m cheering for Ireland.
Brian O’Driscoll’s going to rip up the opposition’s backlines and I think most of us would agree that Coach Eddie O’Sullivan’s one of the finest the game has to offer. Ireland’s going to be dogged in their playing this year and I sense some choking in the perennial favorites of England and New Zealand when it comes down to crunch time.
Plus, hey, you gotta stick with family. Ireland’s in the blood. And I love underdogs.
In honor of Ireland, here’s one of my favorite new songs – Spoon’s “The Underdog”.