The Tuesday Ten

Feelings Experienced During the Women’s World Cup Final.

Spoiler Alert: It’s not a happy ending.

We felt like this, more or less.

1st minute: Frustration (Unable to find parking at the packed-out bar.)

18th Minute: Japan's goal may as well have looked like this through the first half.

18th minute: Still Frustration (Are these goals regulation size? Are we sure they’re working?)

29th minute: Amazement (Even though that went off the crossbar, it only strengthened our desire to send Jozy to Abby Wambach Camp next summer.)

46th minute: Hot and Bothered (What? We have a thing for pink headbands.)

70th minute: Euphoria (Rapinoe’s pass. Oh. My. God. There are no words.)

80th minute: Deflation (


103rd minute: Euphoria Again [Morephoria?] (YESS! WAMBACH IS A BEAST! WE’RE GOING TO WIN! I HOPE I DIDN’T JUST JINX IT!).

116th minute: 困ったな, or ‘Shit, did that just happen? (Now how do you say ‘worst case scenario’ in Japanese?)

FT: Disbelief/Shock/Numbness (

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