Who cares about Cricket?

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Apparently the Cricket World Cup has started play and I have to ask, why should an American care about cricket? I know it’s hypocritical, because soccer is an international game, but I just can’t imagine cricket, or other international sports (i.e. rugby), gaining major footing here.

My gripe is with ESPN. Can you please stop trying to shove this ridiculous, wannabe baseball, down my throat? Today, they ran an entire OTL report about Johnny cricket player. The problem is, even the reporter didn’t know a thing about this poor guy.

I realize it took soccer a long time to gain it’s semi-solid footing here, but keep-in-mind there was a demand for it. Soccer is the largest youth sport in the United States and has more collegiate athletes than any other sport! But, let me ask you, do you see any youth cricket leagues in your area? How about Division 1 Men’s or Women’s Cricket squads? (Video inside post)

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If Toy Story 3 had made a trailer like this (Video inside post), I might have known that there was a Toy Story 3. Who cares about a doll trying to run around and find his way back to his owner, especially when the owner has thrown you out THREE TIMES NOW! Have some self-respect, man.

Woody needs to act more like William Wallace and less like, well, Woody. If he had, the toys would have never been lost, put up for sale or thrown away! Changing things to be more like Braveheart is what the world needs, Scottish accents and crazy dudes painted in blue are never dull. When has the combination ever yielded anything but awesome results? Look at this crazy guy, it looks like he is a combination between a Chelsea fan and the Joker, either way it’s awesome.

 

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Zygo (an Australian company) has released their new boots, the Deztruct, and apparently suction cups are going to be the next breakthrough in soccer technology. According to Zygo, the suction cups or what they refer to as pods will help store energy and grip the ball, here is what they say:

The pods perform like a spring, storing and releasing vital energy. The ensuing friction provides exceptional grip – assisting ball control and accuracy. The instep zone amplifies spin and swerve. Inspired by the human fingerprint, the energy pod’s design stimulates feel by absorbing pace when receiving passes, and provides larger ‘sweet-spots’ to reduce your margin for error.

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Although the cute kittens on YouTube garner massive amounts of hits, they aren’t something most sports fans are searching for. Well, good news for sports fans because YouTube decided to go in the direction of awesome!

YouTube is in talks with major sports leagues and could broadcast live sports events streaming online. This would be amazing for anyone who has ever tried to watch the Premier league or any other European soccer league in the US, you soon could simply log onto YouTube and BOOM, there it is.

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This is Adidas’ new commercial and I for one LOVE IT! It incorporates everything I like about sports and entertainment, the mashup of Lionel Messi, Derek Rose and Justice’s new track Civilization is awesome. I also think Adidas did a good job incorporating the fans and showcasing their passion for whomever they support, a tattoo of Lionel Messi on your chest? That’s devotion!!!

I think the correlation of music and sports has always ran deep, if you look at basketball and hip-hop the two seem synonymous. Has electronic music found a niche with soccer or has it crossed into mainstream with commercials like this continuing to pop up? All I know is, I hope one day I am cool enough that Justice will make a theme song to my life, until then I guess this commerical will have to do!

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