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Tuesday, July 03, 2007

The World of Sports

Very often on my frequent business trips, I will wind down after a busy day by watching Sportscenter on ESPN or a ball game that might be on TV. This works well for my domestic trips but breaks down almost entirely when I am overseas.

Outside the U.S., one is likely to have three or four sports stations on the hotel's TV and all of them will usually be showing some dreadful soccer game. If not soccer, it might be a show about soccer. Or, you might see cricket. If not cricket, motorcross, beach volleyball or Formula 1 racing (whih makes NASCAR seem like the Superbowl).

(The only exceptions to this reality occur during major tennis tournaments or the Tour de France. And, in Canada, there will be six hockey games or five shows about hockey).

There is no equivalent to Sportscenter that addresses any sport worth talking about.

I may just have to read a book.

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  • At 1:49 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Playa, if you had this you wouldn't have to worry about it:

  • At 7:31 PM, Blogger PsycleSteve said…

    Staying in fancy hotels watching beach volleyball on TV... Hmmm, could be worse. You could be totally exhausted laying on a lumpy mattress in a tent in the middle of the desert, surrounded by nothing but camels and 58 snoring men. :-)


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