Cup finals often can be dramatic, but instead the U.S. put on an absolute show in their Women's World Cup-clinching victory over Japan. They scored within three minutes, added a second goal two minutes later, and had an incredible four within the first 16 minutes of action. The final was 5-2.

Noted soccer fan Kobe Bryant had a fun time live-tweeting the first half, going from excited to impressed to downright blown away as Carli Lloyd scored three of America's four goals -- including one, the USA's fourth, from the halfway line:

The Los Angeles Lakers star was far from alone. Other NBAers were into it:

Fellow U.S. footballers appeared to enjoy it:

Athletes who play(ed) the "other" football also couldn't get enough:

Some baseball stars:

Dale Earnhardt Jr. was among a few NASCAR drivers who got a chance to see the action as rain delayed the start of the Coke Zero 400 at Daytona:

A golfer who knows a thing or two about breaking records enjoyed it:

And of course, celebrities and politicians made their feelings heard:


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