When you are paid to write, you sometimes are clutching at straws to find topics.
I think although soccer sucks mostly, the premier league in England was fun to watch.
In the U.S.A., some pro sports are completely unwatchable: NBA basketball is one. NFL is losing it, there are too many commercials and now they are putting in too many rules, too many instant replays, etc.
It's boring to watch most sports anyway, but since in soccer it's hard to score it's kinda fun to see them all trying.
If I were in your shoes, I would approach the idea differently.
I would take all my money and invest in stock mutual funds. Depending on your risk tolerance, you can choose among "growth" "value" "dividend growth" "index" or "balanced" funds. Balanced fund examples: T.Rowe Price Capital appreciation, Dodge&Cox balanced, Vanguard Wellington.
In 20 years you should have a huge chunk of change to use to buy a place somewhere should you wish to.
Even most of the bleeding heart koolaid guzzler people I know think Obama's inept.
Inept is of course a compliment. He's beyond that, he represents everything wrong about liberals.
He hates success ("you didn't build that!), he hates white Americans, he hates our country because he won't defend its sovereignty. He hates our founders, he hates the constitution, he likes muslims, he likes terrorists/despots/kings.
He does like pretending to be presidential however, Normandy is of course nice to visit this time of year, although actually anytime it's pretty nice.
The panic over the Northern Hemisphere Cooling in the 70's was over the lack of rain in the southern hemisphere which led to lower crop harvests. The concern was worldwide hunger caused by cooler earth temperatures.
Of course you've all heard of "El Nino"=a warm sea phemonenon which of course can cause high rainfall up here.
Global warming hysteria is a huge hoax and a con. Whether the idiots like Obama and Gore actually believe in it I don't know. I do know there's no scientific evidence that we have to worry about anything from global warming except rising sea levels.