(…as if they really needed a reason) 😀
apologies in advance if the following sounds a bit cruel…
I’ve already expressed my opinion on my catching World Cup fever, or lack there of and meanwhile, back home, it seems everyone on Jordan Planet is a football fanatic. The cruel irony here is that most of these bloggers are struggling (like most Jordanians) to watch these games, especially today the opening day, because ART has the rights to airing them and you have to pay for a subscription (which is a good way to make some money but a great way to be hated by the entire Middle East).
Meanwhile little ol’me gets to watch them for free on my rusty old TV. What’s worse (irony wise) is that I only get 27 channels and if you minus the useless ones like “home shopping network” and “the woman’s channel” and “PBS” and two “weather network” channels and two local “French Channels” and that channel that shows you what’s showing on other channels…well it comes down to like 12 channels. And I’ve always complained because I don’t have cable TV or a satellite. But to my surprise (and discovery) one of those channels shows only sports and they’re showing the World Cup.
Meanwhile, back home, people with 500 satellite channels are frustrated with ART. And I’m reading all their posts on Jordan Planet and throwing my head back and bellowing out my best evil laugh at the top of my lungs (which my landlord upstairs wasn’t too crazy about). WAAHAHAHAHAHA!!!
But after I calmed down I started feeling bad. Now I feel like I’ve been given some sort of super power and I have a social obligation to watch the games because so many cannot.
And truth be told I really enjoyed the Germany match. They did kick some serious butt. So I think I’m getting into this. Sorry guys but remember, I’m doing this for all of you guys who can’t watch it.
p.s. the World Cup commercials they’re showing totally rock. if i can get my hands on any of them i’ll post them because they’re north american.
p.p.s I do however miss the Egyptian commentators that scream Ã¢??GOOOOOOOOOAL!!Ã¢?Â. Instead IÃ¢??m stuck with some monotonous old British guy. Better than nothing I suppose.