FIFA World Cup – 2010

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Personally, the part of a soccer game that I like the most is when the guy on the Spanish channel yells, “Goallllllllllllllllllllllllllll!!!”

I have tried to learn more about the game and get interested in it. I can recall going to a game in college (I had a lot of friends on the team). To me it was an intense game. I loved it. Afterward when I would congratulate my friends on a fine victory, they all scoffed and said they played like poop (their word was a lot more colorful).

I soon realized that I didn’t understand much about the game of soccer. I know it is one of the most popular sports in the world, but maybe if I had grown up somewhere other than a place the worshiped football (Texas), I would think differently.

I can say that with the cool stuff that the FIFA World Cup is doing when competition kicks off in Johannesburg, South Africa in June, it may become fan after all. Right now, they have 25 games scheduled to be broadcast in 3D!

Yes, I know that it will not matter unless I have one of the new 3D capable televisions. Yes, I know it means wearing those really cool (insert sarcastic chuckle here) for the duration of the game. I know that for much of the game, when the camera is panned out to give fans a wider view of the action, it will not mean much either.

BUT imagine those times when the action gets intense and the cameras close in. Man, it will be like these guys are battling over the ball right in your living room! It will look like their sweat is going to drip off on you; like the ball is coming at your head! To watch a game being played by some of the best in the world as if it is in your living room- man, that is just too cool!

Assuming this technology takes off like Sony is undoubtedly banking on, imagine the crossover potential into other sports. Can you imagine a Tim Lincecum fastball coming right at your head? How about Demarcus Ware sacking the quarterback in your lap or Lebron James dunking on you? Better yet, Lebron James dunking on you while your drunk!

Normally I am one that waits until a new technology has been around long enough for the costs to drop. However, if this takes on and there are NFL games being broadcast in 3D next year, I may be forced to work some overtime!

Beer: Whale Tale Ale from the Boston Breweries in Capetown, South Africa- no, we are not talking about chasing after fat chicks guys, but one of the best beers to come out of Africa. What Whale Tale Ale lacks in alcohol content (3.5%ABV) it makes up for in flavor and drinkability. A toffee-like flavor with a hint of caramel, the flavor of the beer is remarkable. The Hallatauer hops give it smooth finish making it one of the more drinkable beers you will ever have.

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