October 28, 2005

FIFA against video-assisted referee testing: ...unless, of course, it is doing the testing.

posted by garfield to soccer at 11:41 AM - 7 comments

Seeing progress held-up by bureaucracy is irritating.

posted by garfield at 01:49 PM on October 28, 2005

what about them

posted by nignighttroop155 at 02:07 PM on October 28, 2005

what about them

posted by garfield at 02:28 PM on October 28, 2005

Seeing progress held-up by bureaucracy is irritating. I used to feel the same way, but I've seen so much progress held up by so much bureaucracy in so many aspects of life that it doesn't even irritate me any more...I've just come to expect it.

posted by The_Black_Hand at 02:37 PM on October 28, 2005

I hear ya. Jading is a natural part of aging, but it doesn't make a wrong right. Knowhadymean? And the extra sad part of it is that FIFA could still retain control of the testing, and therefore results, if it merely partnered on the project. No need to take the ball, or NES, and run home.

posted by garfield at 03:19 PM on October 28, 2005

morgan and mccarver provide good commentary for knowledgeable baseball fans. morgan is in the hall of fame and mccarver also has world series rings and spent much of his career catching two of the greatest pitchers in the history of the game in gibson and carlton. when major league players fail to do their job on the field, (get down a sac bunt or hit a cut off man to keep a runner out of scoring position)they should be held accountable. the announcers should point this out and good teams are ones which limit these failures. not liking announcers who take issue with these failures on the field is akin to not understanding why some teams win and lose .i understand the 8:30 start time allows for 5:30 on the west coast but i think they are losing more viewers on the east by doing this. these late start times coupled with two teams without a great playoff tradition (yankess, red sox, cardinals, dodgers, etc.) probably have the most to do with lower ratings. enjoy morgan and mccarver while you can, their comments are excellent and if you pay attention you might learn something from two guys with 4-5 thousand actual major league games under their belts!!!!

posted by professorc at 07:39 AM on October 29, 2005

professor: wrong thread

posted by gloglu at 09:56 AM on October 29, 2005

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