As of this Friday afternoon, the 2014 World Cup in Brazil is precisely 159 days away from its opening kickoff.
That means only one thing for every soccer fan across the United States: hype videos. Lots and lots of hype videos. And the closer we inch toward the tournament's opneing date of June 12, the more frequently ESPN will give us these videos.
Who could forget some of their stellar work from the 2010 World Cup in South Africa?
The Worldwide Leader, which will broadcast all 64 World Cup games this summer, dropped its latest — and best, to date — television spot earlier this week. The problem with that is that you only get to see 30 seconds of the ad.
The beauty of the Internet, though, is that if they wanted to make a six-hour ad and run it online, they could do that. As that is, the above video is one minute and 42 seconds of World Cup throwback footage and sound, mixed up with all the stars set to shine at this summer's tournament.
If you're not ready for the World Cup to kick off right now, then you probably don't have a pulse.