Wednesday, July 07, 2010

Score!

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?

2 comments:

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....