I often find that in American football, those instances when my team (the Green Bay Packers) is eliminated from the playoffs, I have a harder time staying interested in the playoffs after that. Until the championship game. So too with baseball and hockey (the latter of which, gratefully, I got to stay interested the entire playoffs this year!). And now I feel that same malaise creeping in for the World Cup.
It’s not like we didn’t all know this would happen eventually. I’d just have rather it had been Argentina than Belgium, is all.