Saturday, July 10, 2010

They might not be bringing Rooney, but there are still storylines for United

Manchester United have announced their roster for their upcoming tour of the United States and Only Time will Tell will be there for their stop in Philly to play the Union. Despite their being no Rooney and Carrick, there are still some players out there, that I'm interesting in seeing
  • Chris Smalling: The young defender was brought in from Fulham. Showed flashes of brilliance last season.
  • Gabriel Obertan: People opinion of the french are all over the place, some think that he is trash, while other think that he has a future (I'm in that camp).
  • Mame Biram Diouf: Played in five games last season for United and scored a goal to show the promise that he has.

Wednesday, July 07, 2010

Ian Darke, Twitter Hero

The World Cup has had a huge impact on the American TV viewers from, the games featuring the United States to great games, but one person has become the voices of the tournament in the United States and a twitter hero, Ian Darke. For years Darke has been one of the voices of the Premier League for Sky Sports, this summer he joined ESPN to help with their World Cup coverage and has been hit.

Here are some of the tweets from some of Darke's new fans:

  • ArashMarkaz: I can't help but think of ESPN's Ian Darke while watching this NBA free agency madness. "This is stranger than fiction."
  • tyduffy: Can we trade Joe Buck for Ian Darke? If England won't accept that, can we just give them Joe Buck?
  • JakeAppleman I'll watch the LeBron thing if ESPN incorporates both Ian Darke and horse placenta references into the proceedings.
  • illiniman14: I wish Ian Darke would commentate my life

Is the Premier League Coming to

During halftime of the Netherlands vs. Uruguay World Cup semifinal yesterday, I was looking at the schedule for soccer during the upcoming months and one thing that I found surprised me. Listed on Aug. 14 at 7:30 a.m. is the Barclays Premier League, there were no teams listed but same type listing was also scheduled for Aug. 21. Last year,, then ESPN360 was not able to show the games on their Internet network because of an agreement with FSC, but if they worked this out, it would be a great service for fans. With the Barclays Premier League on board, the streaming network now features the German League, Italian League, Spanish League, Dutch League, and Portuguese League. Now that is a network for soccer.

I don't know if this is a misprint or something like that, but bringing the Premier League would be great for people who don't have access to a tv during the game and have to be by a computer. I was wondering if anyone out there had any further information about this.

Sunday, July 04, 2010

A bad weekend for South America

The World Cup quarterfinals featured two glamour South America vs Europe games Argentina vs. Germany and Dutch vs Brazil. The German and the Dutch advanced to the semifinals. Here is how the newspapers in the four countries covered the events.