Saturday, September 13, 2008

Superlative soccer

Absolutely amazing. I'm just watching the Manchester City vs Chelsea game and I was once again reminded how huge football is in the world. The estimated viewing audience for this game is 800 million people (just a little less than 1 in 8 people in the world). And it's not a particularly important game but there is a lot of off field drama and anticipation for this match. With the mid week takeover of Manchester City by UAE gazillionaires, these two teams are the now the richest football teams in the world (and perhaps in all of sport), and today was the debut of super signing (32M pounds) Robinho, the most expensive player ever to play in England. Robinho didn't disappoint with a goal off a free kick in the 13th minute. Score 1:1 at the half. 2nd half just started, gotta go.

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