Thursday, 8 June 2006

"Everybody's Talkin' " - Harry Nilsson, 1968

This is going to be a very long day, I'm afraid. I can hardly wait for the World Cup to begin tomorrow.

If you're like me and want today to pass quickly, perhaps I can steer you to one of several World Cup blogs out there in cyberspace. I've linked the BBC Sport World Cup Blog over on the right-hand side of my Lord Celery page, as I'm sure I'll be consulting it regularly over the next two weeks. However, let me link it and a few others I've found right here, for your convenience (and my own, too, I might add):

BBC Sport World Cup 2006 blog -- I'm sure it will be slanted England's direction, but I will probably consult this blog more than most...especially to find out the latest on Wayne Rooney's foot! ("The Foot" is a source of major, breaking news in England at the moment...will he or won't he get to play in any of the World Cup matches?)

And while I'm mentioning football injuries...poor Djibril Cisse (and the French national team)! To get such a serious injury just before the start of the World Cup seems utterly unfair.

World Cup Blog -- This seems to be sponsored by AOL Sports. You can link to individual blogs for the national teams of all the countries participating.

Kasey Keller's blog for CBS -- The senior goalkeeper for the US national team has filed some blog entries prior to the World Cup. I've always been a big fan of Keller's, who once played here in England but is now in Germany, playing for Borussia Moenchengladbach. I don't know whether or not this blog will continue once the matches get underway.

NY Times' World Cup blog -- I'll want to keep an American perspective, too, won't I? ;)

Der Spiegel Online -- The German news weekly's World Cup blog, for the perspective from the host country. This link will take you to the English-language version of their blog.

Happy reading, everybody!


PS And in case you feel you need to join an organization for problem bloggers after consulting all of the links above, check out Bloggers Anonymous! I'll give due credit to my blogging friend over at Finding Blanche for that one!

Help me...I'm blogging...and I can't seem to stop...!


At 08 June, 2006 15:47 , Blogger Heather Plett said...

I've never paid much attention to the World Cup, but now that I have 2 kids in soccer, we might watch it occasionally. Perhaps I'll root for Argentina :-)

At 08 June, 2006 16:40 , Blogger Janet said...

Hi Heather,

I hope you DO watch some of the matches! I have a lot of friends in the States who have gotten into soccer because of their kids. I think that's one reason for the growth of Major League Soccer in North America. Houston got an MLS franchise after I left, which is too bad, because I would have really enjoyed going to some matches. But I got to see the Chicago Fire play in Chicago once, thanks to friends working for Amoco.

I was already a soccer fan before moving to England. But it's even more fun to be a fan here, where "football fever" strikes with such regularity!

Thanks for your loyal readership!



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