The 11th IAAF World Championships in Athletics (or Track and Field as I would call it) are going on in Osaka this week, and because the games are being staged somewhat unusually in the morning and evening — to avoid the summer heat — I’ve been able to follow them both before and after [...]
The usually decent SoccerBlog.com has a slightly misguided post about how the language of soccer is suffering from “insidious word creep” because there has been an upsurge in Americans taking to talking about “assists”.
It’s almost 6 a.m. here and I really should be in bed — especially given I only had 3 hours of sleep last night — but the adrenalin is still pumping after two very exciting World Cup matches tonight (technically this morning).
First, Ghana completely outplayed the highly touted Czech Republic, winning 2-0 although really [...]
Let me vent for a little bit. It seems increasingly clear — albeit only 4 games into the World Cup (I just finished watching Trinidad & Tobago hold Sweden to a 0-0 draw, which was fantastic) — that there won’t be any “second audio channel” English at all during the World Cup broadcasts. In fact, [...]
Not surprisingly, as in 2002, there are plenty of blogs that are dedicated to following World Cup 2006 in Germany. My RSS reader is reaching breaking point. At this point, I’m in danger of spending more time reading about the World Cup than watching it. (Note: If you’re still not hip to RSS [...]
I came across this tonight, quite by random: an article written by my father, James “Pancho” Easterwood, a couple of years ago, for the paper he wrote for for most of his journalism career, the Honolulu Star-Bulletin:
detailing his memories, 20 years hence, of what some called at the [...]