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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by Thom_Holwerda on Wed 14th Jun 2006 12:13 UTC
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Football is a very, very, very old sport, and has existed in some form since the dawn of man. The Inuit people had a myth where their gods (or something) played an everlasting footballgame with the head of a walrus as ball. In South America was a civilisation who played football with a small ring as goal. The losing team was murdered.

Football was also played throughout the middleages in Europe, but in a different form than what we know today. It was played between towns, and the goals were sometimes kilometres apart, and everyone could participate. It was extremely violent, and got banned numerous times in various countries.

In the 19th century, English universites joined hands and set up the Cambridge rules, whch are still used today.

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