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Fans would give up food, jobs for World Cup glory? WTF?!

(Reuters) – What would you sacrifice to see your country win soccer’s World Cup? Food for a week, according to a survey that also found fans willing to lose a limb for their team’s glory.  Fifty-one percent of respondents to the tongue-in-cheek survey of 20,000 people, who live in North America but hail from countries with teams in the June 11-July 11 World Cup, said they would starve themselves for a week if that would bring victory to their national squad.

More than 40 percent offered to give up dating for a year, (shut up!!!) while seven percent said they would gladly give up their job to see their country win the title.  A further four percent were willing to give away a body part.  The survey was conducted by U.S.-based international calling firm VIP Communications Inc (www.JoinVIP.com) ahead of the South African extravaganza featuring 32 nations.  It found that a majority of English respondents — 93 percent — would give up food for a week to see England win, while some 70 percent of Italians would give up their job for an Italian victory.  Americans were most willing to sacrifice their homes (you have got to be kidding me!), while South Koreans were most ready to sacrifice their love life.  And the people least willing to make a sacrifice?  The survey found that only 3 percent of Slovakians would give up anything to improve their country’s chances of victory. Maaaan, talk about insanity.  Give up food and homes for a team?  Really people, ya’ll are starting to trip me tha hell out!

6 thoughts on “Fans would give up food, jobs for World Cup glory? WTF?!

  1. Hahaha. I’ve finally discovered why I like this blog. You guys have a way of finding topics for discussion that begs the question “Why O’ Why?”!

    As far as the article, I actually agree with you that people are becoming more and more odd with beliefs and convictions. For the record, I wouldn’t give up a damn thing! hahaha.

    • (smiles) Good to know that someone understands the goal of the ‘theme’. The blog is named “Why O’ Why” for a reason that’s for sure. (smiles again)

      This article is pure lunacy and I’m so embarrassed that ‘americans’ would give up their homes according to this ‘tongue&cheek’ survey for the ‘World Cup’! I mean, seriously… what is that?! ::laughs and cries at the same time:: (I should probably tag this under “Funnies / Comedy too.) (smiles)

      • Don’t cry, dry your eyes because it’s good to post things of this nature. We all need to get out of our comfort zone in order to address the real issues that are at hand. Most people need guidance IMO. Your site is helping along the way. I WANT YOU TO KNOW THAT.

        I wish I had more time to check this blog but I do have it bookmarked and keep coming back!

  2. Welcome back.

    Add me to the list of those who refuse to give up food or dating or employment or anything for a championship in any sport. Well, I would probably give up food and sex for day or two if the New Orleans Saints could repeat … but starving myself for a week and no sex for a year?


    I tell you the truth – these fans love their soccer teams.

    • Thanks man! 😉

      “but starving myself for a week and no sex for a year? Impossible.” I know, right?! And 4% of these idiots are willing to give up a limb!

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