Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 13th Jun 2006 22:14 UTC
Humor Sometimes, while browsing the net for news, I come accross things I just cannot not post. "Some enterprising Austrian Über-geeks [have created] a Telnet stream with, believe it or not, live ASCII footage of matches being played [at the World Cup Football]. Simply fire up a command prompt and type 'telnet ascii-wm.net 2006' and you'll find a live 'video' stream from 10 minutes before kick-off (or should that be boot-up?)." I also look forward to the Wimbledon version that resembles Pong.
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RE[4]: A reason to watch soccer
by siki_miki on Wed 14th Jun 2006 10:08 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: A reason to watch soccer"
siki_miki
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2006-01-17

I can't agree that football is centuries old. Football (not the american one) stemmed from the sport similar to rugby (played with both feet and hands).
It was invented in England in second half of the 19th century and soon popularized in south america by some Englishmen. The sport soon evolved to foot-only.

Of course americans hijacked the word and declared their own rugby-ripoff a football (name probably inspired by the same predecessor of "euro"-football or by the fact that free kicks are shot with a foot)

Although it sounds a bit strange that so simple foot-based sport didn't exist earlier (hint: even ancient Romans had something similar, archeologists found sculptures of football-like balls from that time).

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