After much anticipation, the 2006 World Cup is set to begin tomorrow.
In order to whet your appetite, here are a couple video montages from YouTube. (Please note: The visuals are amazing, but the music is a little too Eurotrashy for my tastes. Proceed with the mute button handy.)
First, an amazing set of clips highlighting the skills of Ronaldinho, the best player in the game today.
Second, a montage of the Brazilian team, the reigning champions and the odds-on favorites to win again.
Last, but certainly not least, a nice set of highlights from Team USA.
The U.S. has a really tough road ahead of them, with a placement in the Group of Death alongside powerhouses like Italy and the Czech Republic, and it's a real possibility they might not advance out of the first round. Of course, that's what it looked like last time, too, and they stunned the world with an impressive run.
If I were any more pumped for the Cup, I'd probably stroke out from pure joy.