It’s A Small World

11103800 The FA Premier League (soccer) announced today that the league intends to play a series of official games in a variety of countries in 2011. In keeping with the spirit of international co-operation it also announced that it intends these games to go to the highest bidding cities.

Supporters groups have voiced opposition to the plans but I suspect that money talks louder than words and the plan will become reality.

Given that MLB is increasingly playing games abroad, and the NFL seems to want to establish a regular game in London it seems to me that we are only a few years away from having a group of international (multi-national?) leagues that span the globe irrespective of national boundaries or time-zones. It is not for someone as humble as me to say whether this is a good thing or a bad thing (it’s actually both).

Today’s song is this.



  1. Coral

    Hahaha. Honestly its because I’ve been writing during the most horrific class I’ve ever taken here at UCSD and for some reason the internet connection makes double posts.

    Anyways I don’t know if I agree or disagree with this either. It has interesting potential, but also could get irritating.

  2. SomeBallyard

    This phenomena is simply reflecting what is going on in America. Internationalization is a good thing, from my perspective, and I work in the software industry where supposedly jobs are being lost to international competitors.

    International competition adds a new flavor to everything. It is inevitable, in any case. Might as well embrace it.

    Michael Norton – Some Clubhouse

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