Friday, June 30, 2006

Banana Jr. 6000

Originally uploaded by fritzgutten.
Whoa. Brings back memories, as I used to be a big Bloom County fan.

[via MAKE: Blog: Banana Jr 6000 file server]

Tuesday, June 27, 2006

World Cup Annoucers

Boy, are they a distraction from the game. Part of it is because one half of the lead team doesn't have experience in calling soccer matches. It's not baseball. The pace is much faster and there is rarely extended stoppages in play. The annoucers babble on while they miss a significant play on the field.

Apparently, the annoucing is bad enough that people are watching the game on Univision. Even, I've watched matches on Univision- but only the time delayed that I couldn't watch live while at work (I'm hardly fluent in Spanish).

As a side note: why don't more sports bars have High Definition TVs? Too bad the Univision feed isn't in Hi-Def, either.

The Sins of American Sportscasting
The Official Complain About ESPN/ABC Thread

Friday, June 09, 2006

World Cup 2006

I'm disappointed by the U.S. performance. Maybe I'll do my armchair gaffer impression later.

I've been following the games at work on-line, simultaenously reading the play-by-play at the informative NY Times and the entertaining Guardian. Otherwise, I'm watching the games in high defintion (HD). IMHO, soccer benefits the most from HD; you can see more of the off the ball action.

Best World Cup Blogs:

Also check out the video highlights at official World Cup website.

Thursday, June 08, 2006

Italia Trener

Video of Italy's men's national soccer team's special training. No match fixing or gambling involved, though.

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Tuesday, June 06, 2006

YouTube - Ronaldinho vs Zidane

The best two players of the last decade. If I were a defender or a goal keeper, I would not want to face these guys one-on-one.