I've been curious to watch one of these famed '3D' games for a while now. Last April at NAB, I attended several 3D panels and folks from ESPN suggested that one of the strongest experiences that would bring 3D into the home would be live sports. I've missed opportunities to watch the PGA Masters broacasts, and NCAA games, but being a hardcore Soccer (Futbol) fan, I've been most excited about this possibility. It did not disappoint, but not without some concessions. I will be as detailed as po...
Cool infographic about the history of improvements in ball and shoe design across the world cup years.
And Dumbfounded Most Watching Game 1 of 2010 World Cup I just finished watching the Mexico - South Africa 2010 World Cup opener and boy was it a good one. The finish of a tie, wasn't totally cool to me, until I realized what I missed.
Coach Bob Bradley Confirms Jozy is Fit to Start USA v England Match Jozy Altidore is back in the starting eleven for US. After his ankle injury last week, it appears he is OK.
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Posted with permission via HereComeTheYanks.com The pre-tournament friendlies are over. The training camp in Pretoria, South Africa, has become their home. They are tweeting and answering interviewers with the same general statement...Training camp has gone extremely well, everyone is healthy, and they're ready for England.
This is a great piece and haven't seen anyone else raise the issue. A few facts: 450,000 fans are expected to travel to South Africa for the World Cup.
You know how it is. A huge world class event comes to your town, World Cup for example, and all of a sudden everything is changed. TVs are on everywhere, tourists are pouring into your city and roads are packed with raving football fanatics. Road rules are bent and twisted in every way imaginable and all of a sudden those 5-seaters gain the capacity of city buses. People are sticking out of all car openings, music blasting and all. While this type of atmosphere is uber-exciting, you still hav...
From Cape Town to Hobie Beach to Pretoria Host country of the 2010 World Cup has more to offer this summer than just soccer!
An interesting look at external factors that influence the players during the World Cup. I'm definitely getting this book!
So here's a quick updated list of the biggest stars who are injured and will be missing the World Cup. This list would be incredibly longer if we decided to include players who are missing because of not being called up or their respective countries not qualifying (Zlatan anyone?).
In the news this past couple of days, we've heard of about 10 Argentine hooligans being deported back to Argentina before the start of the World Cup. I'm glad for the South African authorities showing that they have a firm grasp of security leading up to Friday's kick-off, and that the inter-agency cooperation between countries was a serious one.
So, as if it wasn't obvious enough, money is playing a big role in this World Cup, not just by how much will be injected into the South African economy (also dubbed as the "World Cup Bump"). Here's a brief look at what some teams stand to make depending on how far the make it.
The greatest tournament of the world is coming up this week and, let's be honest here, I am very excited.
If you're lucky enough to be in South Africa for the World Cup, check out this blog post for a great list of things to do and check out while you're there. What would you do?
Though cynical, I agree with most items in this article.
I'm somewhat of a skeptic when it comes to the "advantages" (the quotation marks should indicate the tone I'm taking) of a new ball. What's wrong with having a man made ball with slight imperfections and differences? So much of the game depends on the moment (of truth or shame) and everything leading up to it anyways, that to bring technology into different areas of the sport seems like tiny steps into that ever looming 5th referee and instant replays that will take the human factor out of th...
This video demonstrates the production process of the Jabulani ball that will make its debut at the World Cup this year.
How can you not love David Beckham, Snoop Dogg and Daft Punk all in the classic cantina scene?
Ok, not really. He just outlawed any player's wives or girlfriends from joining the party.
day-to-day. hopefully he can put a brace on it and play at 100%.
I guess it takes the designer to explain, but it's the altitude that's affecting the unpredictable movement on the ball, not the ball itself. Defending himself, he says the ball's been around since December and no one's complained until now. I know it's a problem in Jo'Burg and Nelspruit (highest venue in WC history). But Cape Town's at sea level, does anyone know if the problem exists there?
What are they thinking?
By the? underground, for the underground. This was made anonymously for the love of the sport and its ability to touch the whole world, if but for just a moment. Football, soccer, whatever - a rose by any other name would smell as sweet - no organization, no nation, no flag can overshadow its grace. It is all about our love for the Beautiful Game.
14 different salads? Are you kidding me?
This is a good source of info for early 3D adopters. Not it!
ESPN + ABC to Broadcast all 64 Games! This is AWESOME news. In the past we've struggled to get obscure matches broadcast on regular channels. For the first World Cup ever, the US will get every game on either ESPN, ESPN2 or ABC. The 2010 World Cup South Africa kicks off June 11 and the final match is July 11.
4-4-2 Paralysis? Check out these articles debating Bob Bradley's formation for the US Men's National Team.
Cameroon has a lot to offer and even more to prove. But this article doesn't help anyone.
U.S. 23-man World Cup roster Goalkeepers
A great inspirational video that riles the masses and creates huge expectations. After watching this, I want to run out in the streets and yell GOOOOOOOOOOOLLLL
This is the best source for this video I've found. It's a great commercial and it gets us really pumped for the upcoming
This is a weird article. What about the other teams?
Interesting read, if not too sensationalist and bait for needless thought.
I remember reading this article every World Cup, regarding different teams. Italy, Brazil, Germany, Switzerland. What do you think?