Friday, June 18, 2010

Spanish Lessons: Univision Vs. Live Online

Even here in a country where more people know the name of 47-year-old pitcher Jaimie Moyer than they do Diego Maradona (the legendary soccer great (and legendarily insane) Argentina coach (who characteristically came unhinged and made headlines the world over when he attacked Pele in the press this week) there is a tradition of being able to watch the World Cup just about anywhere. From a giant screen in Grand Central Terminal to taxi stands, the inescapable and constant sound of that damn horn has never been far away this week. So far this tournament I have watched everywhere from a wall projection at Heathers (a bar on the Lower East Side more well known for the lesbians who frequent it than broadcasting sporting events) to the outside of a coffeeshop on Jane Street, where a flatscreen has been hastily (and somewhat precariously hung). One place I hadn't watched was

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