Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Cool Stuff

DirecTV offers UEFA Champions League Mix

OMG!!! I'm as giddy as a 10 year old girl at a Jonas Bros concert!!!

If you are a DirecTV customer (like I am), you can now get all of the Champions League matches live in one spot. Channels 461-466 have been converted to the UEFA Champions League Mix where you can see all of the coverage provided by FSC and the other Fox outlets. DirecTV does this sort of thing for big sporting events. I just watched a bunch of the PGA Championship this weekend on their PGA Championship Mix package. It's pretty awesome. You don't have to guess which regional networks are showing the games. Just flip to the mix channels and they're all there.

Screenshot of the DirecTV UEFA Champions League Mix channel lineup

If you haven't switched to DirecTV, here's another reason to do so, stat!

Jozy Shoots An ESPN Commercial

USMNT forward Jozy Altidore has been in Bristol, CT this week shooting a commercial for ESPN while waiting for his work permit to be completed. According to his tweets, it should be "mad cool".

Another Soccer Book?

Just read this excellent excerpt from Financial Times sports columnist Simon Kuper's soon to be released book, Soccernomics: Why England Loses, Why Germany and Brazil Win, and Why the U.S., Japan, Australia, Turkey--and Even Iraq--Are Destined to Become the Kings of the World's Most Popular Sport.

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