David Kirkpatrick

July 11, 2010

Congrats Spain

Filed under: Sports — Tags: , , , , , , — David Kirkpatrick @ 4:06 pm

Yet another one-nil win for Spain, this time over the Netherlands for the 2010 World Cup. A very chippy final, but also full of exciting play. All the cards were fitting for a Cup where officiating was almost as big of story over the month as the actual play on the pitch.

June 26, 2010

Ghana-2, USA-1

Filed under: Sports — Tags: , , , , , , — David Kirkpatrick @ 4:11 pm

The extra thirty minutes exemplified the best and worst of international soccer. The Ghanan goal was a thing of beauty, the subsequent outrageous stalling and diving — and even worse officiating — are the final taste many new potential American fans of the sport are going to take away from an otherwise very good World Cup for the American side. And even though I’d preferred to see USA go on, I think it’s a good thing an African country continues in the first Cup held on the continent.

(And I’m probably more pleased than I ought to be that both France and Italy are already getting home cooking.)

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June 14, 2010

The vuvuzela lives on

Filed under: et.al. — Tags: , , , , — David Kirkpatrick @ 2:34 pm

At least for now.

From the link:

The loud trumpets called vuvuzelas will continue to be allowed for the time being at the World Cup, despite complaints from some international broadcasters, players and fans, the tournament’s organizing committee said Monday.

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