OK, I don’t know about you but I’m getting the fever. I signed up for Mediacom Digital cable yesterday, even if I will be watching it on the 31″ TV I bought for the 1994 World Cup, I’ve got to make certain I can see (or tape) any game I want. In that spirit, I’m going to start pointing to things I think you might find interesting. Let me know what sites you’ve discovered so we can share them as well.
For starters, who’s seen National Geographic this month? Did you know soccer is the cover article? Hat tip to the Freiert’s & Carter’s.
So here’s a neat little tool – IF you have Microsoft Outlook. The Microsoft bCentral site in the UK has a program you download that will then install a schedule of ALL of the World Cup matches. I ran it and they show up with information on the teams that are playing, the stadium and city the game is being played in and some TV info. The TV info isn’t applicable but the good news is that it adjusts to Central Daylight Time (CDT) so you can stay on top of the action.
Alternately, go bookmark this ESPN schedule!
Another site that had a similar set up, although it was down a few minutes ago when I checked it, is called WorldCupKickoff with lots of information on the game and schedules that can be downloaded to your calendar. Hat tip to Bob Jordan on this one.
Finally, here’s a nice little video about the guy that will be the difference maker in Germany. Key take aways? I didn’t know he has a twin sister and “I don’t care if I score goals. I want to play well but I JUST WANT TO WIN”. Hat tip to DuNord.