I'm not a football guy. I played football when I was younger but I don't really get watching it. I know some people who know a lot of information about a lot of players, and I don't get it. I mean, whatever you want to do but it's not for me.
That being said, I went to see this Beijing-Guangzhou match last night and the atmosphere was quite amazing. There was about 54,000 people there and the enthusiasm was pretty contagious. I found myself getting swept up in it.
Getting a ticket was a fun experience - fortunately I was with two people who speak Mandarin, and they sorted out getting tickets from a tout. I learned that the Mandarin for 250 is close to a homophone for the Mandarin for calling someone an idiot. I love this language.