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Filed under 'worldcup'

June 21, 2010

North Korea watches live as its team loses big

North Korea (whose state news service, following last week’s 2-1 loss to Brazil, didn’t mention the final score) decided to show today’s World Cup match live to their citizens… during which they gave up seven goals to Portugal. Suspicion: they won’t show the next game.

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June 14, 2010

Brick-by-brick fussball - England 1-1 USA

World Cup highlights reenacted in Lego.

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June 11, 2010

The Onion Sports Introduction To World Cup Soccer

Helpful guide for Americans confused by all this “football” talk.

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June 10, 2010

The Evolution of the World Cup Ball

I like that the 1962 ball is called “Mr. Crack”

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June 8, 2010

world cup - Google Search

world cup - Google Search

Nice easter egg if you search Google for world cup

July 10, 2006

Comment is free: It was a wonderful headbutt

“A heartfelt appreciation of one of the finest headbutts ever thrown.” A detailed review of Zidane’s headbutt during the world cup final.

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July 1, 2006

Virtual Replay

3D animated replays of all World Cup goals. Have fun switching perspectives, and see what it’s like to be a goalie during a penalty shootout.

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June 29, 2006

BBC NEWS | Have Your Say: Where next for national identity?

Fascinating bitchfest on the BBC discussion site around Scottish folks not supporting England in international sporting events. Interestingly, most of the kneejerk racist comments are from the English, accusing Scots, amongst other things, of being “bitter miserable idiots”.

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June 27, 2006

World Cup ’06 - The Sins of American Sportscasting

I’d been watching games with the TV volume turned down low, the commentators were so dreadful. Switching to Univision, though, is a masterful idea, and one I’ll probably emulate at the weekend.

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June 16, 2006


‘telnet ascii-wm.net 2006’ to get a realtime ASCII art stream of World Cup matches.

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June 2, 2006


Firefox extension which adds football scores to your statusbar. Can someone do a baseball version of this?

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Baddiel and Skinner's World Cup Podcasts

Fantasy World Cup may be no more, but Baddiel & Skinner are doing free podcasts. I look forward to the one following England getting knocked-out. Should be fun.

June 1, 2006

BBC SPORT | BBC website shows World Cup games

Wow, the Beeb are streaming live video of all their World Cup coverage. Geo-limited to the UK only, but still, that’s a lot of bits to shuffle. I can’t imagine office IT folks are particularly thrilled about this move!

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This is an archive of groovmother.com, the old blog run by Rod Begbie — A Scottish geek who lives in San Francisco, CA.

I'm the co-founder of Sōsh, your handy-dandy guide for things to do in San Francisco this weekend.