Posts Tagged ‘sports’

Goodbye to the Olympic Games

Wednesday, August 15th, 2012

YouTube Preview ImageAlthough I only watched the competitions now and then, I enjoyed the Olympic Games in London hugely. By all accounts, they were especially happy and friendly, and I think you could sense that even from the TV screens. (more…)

What do you do while watching sports on TV?

Saturday, June 16th, 2012

024Do you like to watch sports on TV? If so, I am sure you have watched one (or more) of those matches that were, well, a tad boring. Dragged for a while. That didn’t hold you interest because honestly, both teams were equally unappealing. On the other hand, I am sure you have also watched matches that got you so worked up that you were ready to throw the TV magazine at the screen, that you needed something, now, to distract you. In either of these cases, what do you do? (more…)

The World Cup’s Over

Monday, July 12th, 2010

South Africa Soccer WCup Final Netherlands Spain… and I’m trying to catch my breath. First of all, congratulations to the marvellous Spanish team!!! (more…)

Germany 4 England 1

Monday, June 28th, 2010

SOCCER-WORLD/Okay, so I’ll try to keep the gloating to a minimum.

What an afternoon that was! Matches between Germany and England are always something else, and this surely didn’t disappoint! All goals (including the one that wasn’t given) were utterly brilliant, so here they are for you to enjoy once more:

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- Rike Horstmann

World Cup Novice

Wednesday, June 23rd, 2010

USAThis is a completely gratuitous post and I’m slightly embarrassed to even post it.  Slightly.  At least not enough to keep me from posting. 

Until the United States v. England soccer match I had never before watched an entire professional soccer game.    However, when my husband sat down to watch that game, I decided to spend a little time with him and watch it too and I have to admit I’m certainly glad I did.  I’m hooked.  Matter of fact, yesterday I watched bits and pieces of three games and today I plan to watch at least two.  (more…)

The World Cup starts tomorrow!

Thursday, June 10th, 2010

wmAnd I can’t wait! I am actually not planning to watch every single match, but I will watch lots and lots of them. While I follow the German Bundesliga, the first league, with great enthusiasm every year, the World Cup is something else still. For one thing, it’s super-exciting to watch all (or almost all of) the best players of a generation, for another I thoroughly enjoy the peculiar brand of patriotism – one unabashedly supports one’s favorite team, but all in a sense of great fun – that comes with each World Cup. (more…)

The Winter Olympics: Are You Watching?

Saturday, February 13th, 2010

olympic ringIn general, I’m not a big fan of any Olympic opening or closing ceremonies, so will not even tip a toe into discussions about last night’s ceremony. Honestly, the highlight for me is always the parade of athletes.

However, I am a huge fan of many Olympic sports, and have been looking forward to the start of the Olympics for quite a few days. I tend to like more sports in the Summer Olympics than the Winter Olympics, but there are still a number of events I will be watching. I’m a big figure skating fan, so plan to watch as much of it as possible. I’m still trying to figure out the new scoring methods being used. It seems as if they’re rewarding tricks far more than artistry. (more…)

The Most Complicated Sport in the World

Monday, October 5th, 2009
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This video is not lying.  In fact, it’s about the clearest explanation of cricket I’ve ever gotten.  Which is about as clear as mud.  Cricket is nuts.