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Many Went To Twitter Post-World Cup Final

It seemed as though everyone rallied around Abby Wambach and her teammates as they advanced through the Women’s World Cup, and into the final match versus Japan.

Many people, including celebrities, turned to the social networking site Twitter to voice their support for the ladies of the US National Team, as well as their support for the Country of Japan.

I have actually just learned that the Womens World Cup itself set Twitter records yesterday. Twitter users broke the record and were tweeting during yesterday’s match at 7,196 tweets per second.

Surges of patriotism were shown throughout the World Cup from all kinds of people on Twitter, including myself. As I sat at my Oxford home yesterday afternoon watching the US score, then Japan, then the US, then Japan, blah blah blah. We all know how it ended.

I was also following the activity of many celebrities on Twitter and what they had to say throughout the match.

Post-match New York Jets Quarterback, Mark Sanchez tweeted “bummer, tough loss, but what an amazing tourney..”

Other tweets include this from Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, “US Women’s Soccer Team – your warrior spirit is immeasurable. We’re damn proud of you. Come on home.”

Many celebrities also voiced their opinions on how this will be a great step forward for the Country of Japan, who is still suffering from all the devastation from the recent earthquakes and tsunamis.

US forward Abby Wambach tweeted her own personal congratulations to Japan saying, “Well, not exactly what we had planned. Congrats to Japan on a tremendous #WWC2011. So proud to be a part of this team and to represent #USA” , which speaks volumes of her character.

My favorite was the tweet from Houston Texans Running back Arian Foster, which
is my reasoning behind writing this story.

He tweeted shortly after Japan won the World Cup, “New Orleans won the Super Bowl the year Katrina hit to uplift their spirits just for a little while. Japans people needed something…”

Thank you Arian, you are so kind. Just so you know though, Hurricane Katrina made landfall in Louisiana on August 29, 2005. The New Orleans Saints had a 3-13 finish that year. The following season the Saints did much better but still fell short. They finished with a winning record for the first time in a while, and they also won their NFC South division.

It was not until 2009 when the Saints had their record-breaking season. They started that season 13-0, and ended up winning Super Bowl XLIV over the Indianapolis Colts on February 7, 2010.

That means the Saints organization did not hoist the Lombardi Trophy until 1,623 days after the landfall of Hurricane Katrina. Good call Arian, you were only off 4 years, 5 months, and 9 days.

I guess it is the thought that counts.

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