Sunday, June 27, 2010

World Cup: Huntsville Supporters and Goal Line Technology

Fans Gather On The USA Bandwagon

The Huntsville Times has an article about the 150+ fans who gathered to watch the USA yesterday at a local establishment.  My RCU broadcast partner, John Moran, has some nice quotes to offer.

Goal Line Technology

The sport lost a terrific opportunity to force the crooks officials in charge of the game at FIFA to implement goal line technology when England collapsed after having Lampard's obviously good goal was disallowed by the refereeing crew.  If England had lost 2:1 instead of 4:1 to a dominant German side, then the debate in favor of goal line technology would be infinitely louder.  Can you imagine the furor of the English media, if that disallowed goal would have been the difference between the two teams?  As it is, FIFA can go back to the default stance of ignoring the rest of the world clamoring for use of the technology.
The ball is clearly over the line (except to the refereeing crew)!
The technology is already available and in use by several other sports, including tennis.  However, I don't expect FIFA to do anything about it without being forced financially to do so.  You see, it's not about the protection of the game, it's all about money for FIFA.  Don't fool yourself into believing otherwise...

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