I live here, so it's been in my back yard, though I was in Europe for the first 2 weeks of it. The atmosphere has been incredible, and for those who haven't had tickets, there is still the fan walk, and places outside to watch on huge screens. It has been very cold, but everyone just dressed for it, and you might have seen a couple of games with howling rain. One was in Cape Town, and we woke up to rain that morning. I felt sorry for the players, losing their footing without anyone even sticking a foot in front of them. But that's been about the only downside, apart from some restaurants that grossly overcharged.
In the restaurants that show games, people were supporting different sides -- the night Spain played Portugal, I was in a restaurant where there was one big table where half the table supported Spain and the other half Portugal, so you got booing and cheering all in the same place. A bit schizophrenic, but it worked.
You're probably right about the last goal, but by that point it was getting a bit emotional, and I think I wouldn't mind watching that part (not the others and especially not de Jong) to have another look at it
Oh, and if you watched the final World Cup concert, the female singer that sang with Andrea Bocelli is one of our recent graduates.