The International Herald Tribune had a very nice article today about football in Germany. And it doesn’t matter how they call it, it is football and nothing else. In the printed edition, the article had a different title: “Money can’t buy happiness in Germany”, which I found a bit strange since money can never buy happiness. At its best, it can help to achieve a certain peace of mind where money is not to a constant issue. Personally I believe that this occurs not very often. If there is not enough money than it is a worry, if there is quite enough, it has to be spend, invested and so on. Especially people with too much money seem to have very particular problems trying to find the most purposeful or some times purposeless way to do something with it.
Anyway, the article about the Bundesliga is great. I liked especially the beginning: “Less then 18 months after Germany was host to the biggest party on Earth, the World Cup of 2006…” and the comparison of Bayern Munich with “a worn-out Trabant rather than a smooth Mercedes”.