I was so tired this morning. You want to know why?
I stayed up until 1 a.m. last night, because I wanted to watch the rerun of the Euro 2008 Semifinal Germany vs. Turkey.
I had found out that ESPN broadcasts the European Soccer Championship LIVE, but of course, it was lunch time here and I was at work when the semifinal took place. So I asked J to look up if they would show a rerun later in the evening and they did!
I purposely avoided reading or hearing anywhere about the outcome of the semifinal throughout the day, because I wanted to have the “live” experience… I wouldn’t have been willing to stay up that late, if I had known the score already.
At 10:30 p.m., we got out our fan paraphernalia [= lanyard keychains] and pretended the game hadn’t taken place yet. The game was pretty exciting. Not the best game I’ve seen from the German team, but definitely a thriller literally until the last minute!
Why did ESPN rerun it so late? J thought it’s because not many people would be watching it. In prime time they we’re showing Baseball and NASCAR. We’re in the US after all ;)
The problem was that I was getting kind of tired and did fall asleep a couple of times for a few milliseconds and of course “missed” two of the goals *argh* but hey, we have digital TV where you can instantly rewind and re-watch everything :) I love it.
In the end, I thought it had been totally worth to stay up that late and only get about 4,5 hours of sleep. Today my weekend starts anyways, so I can sleep as much as I want later :)
I am really no big soccer fan, but I do love the championships and I am excited that I’ll actually be able to watch the finale LIVE on Sunday [morning]!