This was my first World Cup as a fan with some sort of understanding of the game, the players, the personalities.... the passion. I swear, if the U.S. ever gets to a WC final, I will absolutely lose my sh|t.
Spain and Argentina are my two favorite non-American sides. And even with just 3 or 4 players I was supporting in this match, the pucker factor was off the charts. I lost my voice when Higuain didn't score, and spent extra time with my other Argie shirt over my head. (Was with my Argie neighbor at, oddly, a South African bar that was 2:1 Germany)
All in all, I have to say the World Cup is now pretty much my favorite thing.