5 things I did during the FIFA World Cup

Spain wins 2010 World Cup

Spain became the first team to ever win the World Cup after losing their first match of the tournament - which they did, 1-0, to Switzerland

As Spain hoisted their first-ever  World Cup yesterday in South Africa, a month of frenzied soccer partying came to an end. I love how passionate soccer fans are world wide. And, if I never hear another vuvuzela again, it will be way too soon. Before the tournament began, I freely admitted I was not a “soccer guy.” I’m still not. But it’s time to recap and re-visit five things I did during the event. (more…)

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Soccer’s World Cup does not need video review

Clearly, England was denied a should-have-counted goal yesterday v. Germany in World Cup Soccer action. But that does not mean video review should be part of this or any future World Cup event. Should the positioning of officials be adjusted or altered? Very likely. Should there possibly be an official or two sitting above the pitch, keeping a close eye on events? That would make sense. But video review should never, ever be part of the World Cup of Soccer.

In case you haven’t seen it, here’s the non-England goal. It even shows you where the sideline official was standing.YouTube Preview Image (more…)

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5 things I will do during the 2010 FIFA World Cup

The FIFA World Cup Trophy was first awarded in 1974

The FIFA World Cup Trophy was first awarded in 1974

I am not a soccer guy, but I will watch as much as I can of the 2010 FIFA World Cup. I played soccer when I was younger. Loved to play goal. I understand all the rules and concepts of the game. But I just can’t seem to get into the sport. It might have something to do with the flaky personalities of the game’s international stars. It might have something to do with the media fawning over those same stars (i.e. David Beckham). As I key this in, the South Africa/Mexico match is about to begin the tournament. So, over the next month, I have decided there are five things I will do during the World Cup in South Africa. (more…)

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