At least 1.7 million people watched the U.S. soccer team play Germany in the World Cup this afternoon, according to ESPN.
Many of them were watching at work, according to Twitter.
On board Air Force One, President Obama took time out from running the country to cheer on the home team. He could hardly contain his enthusiasm.
— Doug Mills (@dougmillsnyt) June 26, 2014
The commander-in- chief wasn't the only politician taking in the action. Here's New York Governor Andrew Cuomo.
— Melissa DeRosa (@melissadderosa) June 26, 2014
Cuomo even went so far as to give state employees a long lunch.
— Andrew Cuomo (@NYGovCuomo) June 26, 2014
Stressed-out investment bankers even took a break.
— Goldman Sachs (@GoldmanSachs) June 26, 2014
Astronauts watched from outer space.
— NASA (@NASA) June 26, 2014
Soldiers watched from Afghanistan. At least one of them was armed.
— Bryan Fischer (@BryanDFischer) June 26, 2014
Thousands of miles away, it looked like business as usual at Twitter headquarters in San Francisco.
— Ashley Ramirez (@SmashHawk) June 26, 2014
Media types went all out. At NPR, they had pie.
— Elise Hu (@elisewho) June 26, 2014
Here at CNNMoney, we had pizza.
— Ben Rooney (@ben_rooney) June 26, 2014
They watched it at the German newspaper Handelsblatt.
— Handelsblatt Online (@handelsblatt) June 26, 2014
Guess which team they support at the American Enterprise Institute?
— Josh Good (@josh_good_) June 26, 2014
By Ben Brody
Sure, companies unleash a lot of money -- and creativity (sometimes) -- for Super Bowl ads. But it's World Cup spots that get the eyeballs, at least on the web. Since April, viewers spent 1.2 billion minutes on YouTube watching World Cup ads, according to the video-sharing service. That's about four times what they spent viewing Super Bowl ads this year. What's everyone watching? These:
1. "Winner Stays," Nike
With nearly 82 million MOREJun 25, 2014 8:11 AM ET
If you want to put money on the World Cup, Goldman Sachs has some advice for you.
The Wall Street bank on Wednesday released a statistical model for predicting the outcome of the 2014 World Cup, which kicks off June 12 in Brazil.
Based on a study of international soccer matches since 1960, the football/soccer fans at Goldman expect Brazil, Germany, Argentina and Spain to reach the semifinals.
Brazil is the favorite to MOREBen Rooney - May 28, 2014 11:22 AM ET
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