While the outcome of the US-Portugal game wasn’t as I would have hoped, it did provide two special moments for me.
When the US scored the go-ahead goal, Paco, Nadia and I had a huge pile on in the middle of our den to celebrate, as we emulated the players.
Then, in the last play, when we saw Cristiano Ronaldo get the ball, we all started yelling, “No! No! No!” together…and we shared in the agony of the last second heartbreaker.
It is why we watch sports and why we watch them with people we care about.
Shared emotions at its finest.