I take the World Cup embarrassingly seriously. I turn into the SPORTS SPORTS SPORTS guy of your nightmares each time one rolls around, and for that I do sincerely apologize. But there is nothing to be done about it. SO HERE WE ARE! Locked in for about a month of me being insufferable. It should go without saying, then, that this week’s Wish List is World Cup themed.
A WHOLE MONTH OFF WORK.
I realize this is not a realistic thing to ask for, but it would be SO NICE to be able to watch any/all matches during the tournament. Stupid Russia and your time difference situation…we can’t all be watching matches between the hours of 6am and 4pm EST!
Argentina Squad Goals Shirt, $19.99
Argentina is my TEAM, y’all. I very much want to strut around town wearing this T-shirt, and bonus points for the fact that it’s black. Only black for me.
Messi Enamel Pin, $11.99
I mean, I live in Bushwick and I love Messi and my black denim jacket is looking lonely. WHAT DO YOU WANT FROM ME.
AN ARGENTINE WIN.
Again, not a realistic ask that anyone can exactly pump into my Venmo, but dear god can they just get a win?! I was in Buenos Aires last World Cup for the heartbreaking loss against Germany (read about that here), and I just really hope that this can finally be the year of los pibes, y’know?
Sneaky Coke Beer Koozy, $5.65
I’m not planning on boozing super hard for most of these games (especially since many are hella early and on weekdays), but what if (in the event I AM drinking) I wanna take to the streets after a particularly moving performance and haven’t finished my beer? I feel like this solves all my potential problems.
We gotta rep the USA somehow, right? And this windbreaker is p. dope. (Here’s hoping the USWNT don’t fuck up qualifiers for 2019.)
It’s going to be a great time, you guys. FUTBOL4EVER.