Wednesday, July 07, 2010


I mentioned to my wife that I'd bet somewhere there's someone working on a system to explain soccer to Americans, complete with the razzle-dazzle of hockey and football -- instant replays, colored lines showing current goal direction, highlighted flanking movements by players, 'key players to watch', 'balls-eye view of the goal', etc. She said that she's surprised it didn't happen with the World Cup.

And if they can explain that, can cricket be far behind?


Carolyn Ann said...

Cricket was actually fairly popular in America - up to the 1930's. I don't know why it faded, but you can still see a game or two here or there.

Imran Kahn, a (retired) Pakistani played often viewed as one of the greatest (he really was a great cricketer!) played his last game on City Island in NYC. I wanted to go, but I think I got called into work.

Cerulean Bill said...

I've only seen one cricket game in my life, and at that, it was just a portion of one. I kept waiting for it to start....