Before this tournament I didn't think I'd enjoy it, but it has been brilliant entertainment (with one or two dull matches). I think possibly the best team won.
I often do the ironing while I watch telly. It's no problem during dramas, which obviously follow some sort of rhythm which I subconsciously understand, because you just know when to look up, when it's safe to look away. But I tried that for the first 7 minutes last night and it just didn't work. Football doesn't follow a predictable rhythm, but sets it's own structure as it goes, you have to watch it in a different way.
The other thing I find is that football brings back that feeling I was talking about last week, that we live in this narrow band, with the future utterly non-existent. That's because in normal life, things are fairly predictable, so your model of the world includes a model of the future which is almost always pretty accurate, but in football that model is sometimes suddenly overthrown, so you are aware of how unreal the model is.