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Purdy (2383)

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Bleh - not feeling creative right now. You can check me out on PerlMonks [].

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Thursday June 20, 2002
02:09 PM

TimeZone Rant

[ #5816 ]
Well, now that I've got my Flash Rant solved (thanks, guys!), how about let's talk about timezones?

Two big soccer (football for you non-Merks) games tomorrow (or today, depending on your locale): England vs. Brazil and Germany vs. USA. It doesn't get any better than that, save for the fact that I live 11 hours behind the action, so that means I'm waking up tomorrow at 2:30am to watch one match and come in late to work to make the other.

Sure, they offer same-day delays, but still at odd hours (1pm? ... hello? I'm still at work!).

Won't be any better at the next World Cup ... Germany's 6 hours ahead of us, so while no 2:30am games, they'll still be in the middle of the day. Maybe I need to find a job w/ FIFA... I hear they may be looking for new referees. ;)


PS: Did you know that "soccer" derived from England, rather than America? Well, it's true!

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  • The local media is announcing that they're going to be showing the Germany / US game live on the big screen at RFK stadium.[1]

    2:30am, free of charge.

    [1]: I'll probably practice my spanish [] instead.

    • Hmmm ... RFK's about 6 hours away from me, so that would be a little TOO extreme, but I bet that would make an awesome environment to be in, watching the game among soccer fans! I envy you ... they did something similar here when the Carolina Hurricanes played away games (opening up the ESA and showing the game on big screens), but nothing for soccer.


  • We're at work for most of the games.

    Luckily in England at the moment we are enjoying a great deal of liberalism in clock watching, which puts everybody in a good mood.

    Anyway, here's hoping that England do it tomorrow!