Posts Tagged “ashes”


    Monday, July 31st, 2006

    I managed to see the Channel 5 highlights of the 2nd test against Pakistan and it looks like I’ll be able to get them for the 3rd test too. Hopefully this will carry on through The Ashes. This is via the internet not on American TV, although a funny thing happened to me the other day. I was driving home past a school where I normally see the kids playing football (soccer not gridiron) and they were all out in their whites playing cricket! I was shocked enough seeing them playing proper football but cricket?!? I’m not sure if it will take off here, the TV networks will love the speed of play and the amount of commercials they can fit in, the US public will love the fact that the scores go into the hundreds (they hate football where 5 ‘points’ in a game is a lot) but they can’t seem to get their heads around the 5 day part of it. I think 20-20 would go down very well here. It would be like an interesting version of baseball….