I spent a great morning watching Manchester United beat Wigan 2-0 to become English Premier League champions.
After a nail-biting 90 minutes, Chelsea eventually only tied with Bolton 1-1. united were far and away the best team all season. Next up….. United v Chelsea in the European Champions League final – May 21st. Can’t wait.
Yahoo has launched the official 2006 FIFA World Cup site at http://fifaworldcup.yahoo.com. It’s an awesome news site. Although I suspect ESPN’s Soccernet Site runs it close here
Meanwhile, Archimedes Ventures (disclosure – that’s me) has launched The Soccer Channel. Over time we plan to evolve it into a soccer super site, covering all of the primary leagues in the world. It’s core is Drupal, which means it has blogs, stories, forums, and collaborative book writing. Think of it as the Fans site. Not mainly for news but for views. You can post text, pictures, video objects from Youtube, and file attachments too. Enjoy!
As of today it is fairly empty (just launched) but by June 9th expect coverage of every team, every game and lots of discussion from Fans. Feel free to join and help kick it off.
This year is no exception and we set off on Saturday morning at 5.30am. We arrived in Cape Town (via New York; Dakar; Johanesburg) on Sunday evening at 10.15pm local time (12.15pm Pacific).
I have set up call forwarding of all my home phones to Skype (Skype in works great here; my number is +1-650-557-2086). I have also brought a Vonage router and my +1-650-331-1433 Vonage number works here. Calls back to the Bay Area are free. Awesome.
I’ll be working most of the time. We are 10 hours ahead of Pacific Time so you can usually find me in the office between 10pm Pacific through Midnight; and again at 8am Pacific through Noon.