As a man who has resolved not to pay money for television (and so, has no cable tv), I was forlorn that I would be unable to view most of the World Cup matches. Depths of despair untold were mine. I packed my days with many other responsibilities and tasks, thinking that if I could but find enough diversion, the sadness would be numbed away.
Then I stumbled upon ESPN 360.
You can literally watch the matches live on the internet as they’re being played. How friggin’ awesome is that?!! My first viewing was last night–the lackluster Ukraine/Switzerland match (I’d picked the Swiss–alas! they lost). But today I’ve watched a good bit of Brazil v. Ghana (way to go, Ghana! even in a loss, you guys were incredible!) and now France v. Spain. So far these two have both come out to play.
I just marvel that I’m watching actualy TV coverage on my computer. Okay, so maybe I’m way behind the times, but that still strikes me as pretty sweet.