Because we don't have cable/satellite/any type of fancy schmancy television like that, Angel's been quite creative in finding locations to watch all of the most important games. (Is it just me, or is every single game "important"?)
I amuse myself by photographing where he's been watching the World Cup this past week...
Some games are shown on ABC, but according to Angel, only a very tiny percentage. This was one. He may think he was paying attention but I'm pretty sure he slept through it...
The only game we had to pay to see...and since that particular restaurant has especially delicious nachos, there was no complaining from me!
This shot is particularly hilarious to me. You can see the extension cord and my Dad's 20 year old boombox on the picnic table. They were listening to the game on a Spanish language AM station because Angel thinks that the Spanish-speaking radio announcers are much more exciting to listen to than the English speaking announcers. I snapped this right when Italy scored a goal--you can tell because of our friend happily waving his Italian flag and Angel has his hand on his head in dismay...he was rooting for the other team.
At the park, listening to the game on his hand-crank-powered flashlight/radio. Angel always knew he'd need a gadget such as that for an emergency situation like this. Unfortunately, the radio didn't get AM channels so he had to listen to the game in English.
Our friend just moved into a new apartment where a cable hookup and service was included in the rent. However...he didn't have a TV. He did happen to find a TV on the side of the road on the day after the World Cup began. Between the three of them, the guys got it working and connected just in time to watch the game.
At our college's cafe, where he watched the Word Cup back in 2006 when he was actually in college. Nothing wrong with a couple of alumni visiting the old campus, right, especially when it means you can watch a football game for free?
As for me, my extent of "watching" these games usually involves asking Angel--"Which country is wearing the red uniforms?" and then getting back to studying Chinese or reading a book or whatever else I happen to be doing which is much more interesting than watching sports. While watching sports itself is not interesting to me, listening in on conversations between Angel and our friends or eavesdropping on all the phone calls he makes to his dad and brother during the games is highly entertaining.
Have you or anyone you love been following the World Cup? If not, do you have any sporting events you follow? Is it normal to be this creative in order to catch all the games when they aren't shown on broadcast tv?