Thursday, May 06, 2010

Manchester City Fans wish it stood like this

During the game between Spurs and City yesterday ESPN put up a graphic (above) that showed City heading to the Champions League and that could be further from the truth. Spurs won the game and are heading to the Champions League playoffs but ESPN got the graphic wrong so they get a FAIL.
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10 Brave Lions, 1 Silly Boy

A couple of nights ago, I got home from a meeting around 10 p.m. and all of the hockey games were over and I could care less about the NBA playoffs, so I was searching for something to watch. After searching around the channels, I switched over to on demand and found ESPN on Demand and was able to watch the England v.s Argentia Round of 16 game from the 1998 World Cup in France.

It was fun watching it, from seeing a young and healthy Michael Owen to seeing a young and very talented Juan Sebastian Veron pulling the strings in the Argentina midfield. But the one thing that will also be remember about the game was the red card David Beckham recieved for the kickout on Diego Simone. The incident spurn one England newspaper to run the front page headline of ""10 Brave Lions, 1 Silly Boy.''

ESPN on Demand World Cup sections features a variety of different games including the ""Hand of God'' goal game, USA vs. Mexico in the Round of 16 in 2002, USA vs Columbia from the 1994 World Cup and features on players such as Aaron Lennon. This feature will give newcomers to the beatful game a crash course on some of the great game that have been played in past World Cups.

The last time EPSN did the World Cup they struggled with all aspects of it from announcers to pregame show to prdocution, but this time it has a been a different story. They have done a great job from being over great announcers to showing classic game On Demand. They have done a great job and they should be applauded.

Wednesday, May 05, 2010

Soccer takes over Vanity Fair

You know soccer is growing when Vanity Fair decides to put Drogs and Ronnie on its cover and that is what they did for this months issues. The cover story is about a photo shoot that was done with some stars of the upcoming World Cup.

Monday, May 03, 2010

Please Make it Stop

So on Saturday, my brother and I headed to Citizens Bank Park to see the Phillies and Mets. Besides seeing a great pitching performance by Roy Halladay, another thing stood out in my mind, why are so many girls with big sunglasses at the game.

During the game, two girls were sitting across the isle from us and both had on the trade mark huge sunglasses. The pair looked like they were headed to a club for a night rather then an afternoon baseball game. At one point during the game, in between text messages on their blackberrys, one girl kept putting on lip gloss like she was going to meet a couple of guys. I don't think that they watched the game for more then two minutes.

Then there were two other girls in our section that had tight mini-skirts on and heels and kept getting up, with one hand on their blackberry and the other hand on their beer, to walk around the stadium. If you asked the pair to explain what was going on, they would only be able to tell you that they are meeting their friends at a club after the game.

I know this rant sounds sexist, which in some ways it might, but their is a point. I'm not against girls going to baseball. I am against girls that treat the game like some type of club they go to on a Friday night. So true fans of the game that are girls are more then welcome to go, but girls that wear the big sunglasses and high heels to the games are not welcome.

Sunday, May 02, 2010

Professional Tailgating: The Doctor is in the house

So the OTWT Tailgating crew headed to Citizens Back Park yesterday for the Phils and Mets game. The game featured a great pitching match up between Mike Pelfrey and Roy Halladay.

Flyers goal scorer Jeff Carter, who will miss the rest of the season with a leg injury, watches his teammates battle the Bruins in game one of the Eastern Conference Semifinals at McFaddens

The Doctor warms up for his start. The Doctor was amazing another complete game shutout.

Nothing says baseball like a four wheeler that shoots pork products
Jason Werth really needs to get a uniform that fits, he makes Barry Bonds seem form fitting