There is still only one story in Spain. The World Cup heros returned yesterday to an unprecedented victory parade and street party in Madrid. Depending on what paper you read, there were between 1 and 2.5 million people in the streets despite the +40 degree temperatures.
The crowd formed even before they had a chance to block the streets. The bus pushed through a hysterical mass of patriotism.
They say a Spanish World Cup victory will be good for the economy. I’m not sure. Although I guarantee worker productivity rates have taken a hit in the last two days, beer sales are through the roof. National T-shirt and flag sales are also up, but they are all made in China. Time will tell whether octopus will become a national delicacy or a protected species.