Are any local restaurants hosting World Cup parties for tomorrow's US-Ghana match?
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blarney had a nice crowd for usa v england - i would expect the same tomorrow
I just got an email from Buffalo Wild Wings regarding the game. (Must have put my email down for some general event list at one point or another.)
The email specifically referenced the Central Ave location, but I don't know if that's just because its the one closest to me?
here let me prepare you for a world cup match this year, bzbzbzbzbzbzbzbzbzbzbzbzbzbzbzbzbzbzbzbzbzzbbzbzzbzbzbzbzbzbzbzbzbzbzbzbzbzbzbzbzbzbzbzbzbzbzbzbzbzbzbzbz.
That sound is very annoying.
I've watched enough World Cup games that I don't really notice the vuvuzelas anymore. Just crowd noise. Plus, those horns are a blast.
Over 15 years ago, an Ann Arbor hasher gave me one of those long, plastic horns, and I've used it when running, I mean, hashing around town. Gets people's attention. Newbie's struggle with the horn. Takes a little practice to get the hang of it. It's definitely loud. In certain situations like
running hashing between buildings in downtown Toledo, the sound really carries.
mom2 - I got the same e-mail but for Maumee location.
Nice touch jr. I had the kids cracking up with the vuvuzelas.
I was one of the yahoos who played hookie on Wednesday to watch the late-morning soccer match between USA and Algeria. In the first half, bad officiating robbed the USA of a goal again. I guess that just made the ending more fascinating as USA scored in the 91st minute, although it looked like it was going to be another missed scoring opportunity, but the rebound when the USA's way.
The proper replay of that final goal must begin with the USA goalie's defense of a header, and then the goalie's long throw out to midfield. It would be nice if the replay was from ESPN, so it included the announcer Ian's call of the goal, but I could not find such a replay. This lame recording is barely audible, but it begins with the goalie's defensive play.
Better video and audio with Ian. "Brilliant." But this replay misses the goalie's defense of the header.
The fans' reaction to the goal is funny.
And now they are done. TV's all over the USA are changing channels.
Well, at least it's only soccer and not a real sport.
Ah yes, that magical time every 4 years when someone tries to convince you that soccer is important.
(I'm I great one to talk, I watch curling, lol.)
Yeah, it's back to following the rapidly improving Detroit Lions who might win three or four football games this year, which would be quite an improvement, since the Lions have only won three games out of the last 40 they've played. Maybe the Lions should be banished to playing only once every four years.
So that's it?
I was thinking about finally watching a game if the American team advanced, just to see what all the hype is about.
(Couldn't try watching yesterday's game, both of my kids had t-ball games.)
As a Lion's fan, I'm with JR.. the less they play, the better.
As far the US yesterday, that was sad. The urgency that was there against Algeria disappeared, especially in the 30 min extra time.
Mom2 - you didn't miss anything yesterday.
The Algeria game, now that was different.
Germany v. England and Argentina v. Mexico were both worth watching today. On a worldwide level, soccer is definitely important.