Ahem, ahem. Cough, cough. Pause. Shoulder shake. Deep breath. All together, now:
Felt good, didn’t it? That’s because, somewhere deep below your American “football”-worshipping, NBA finals-obsessing exterior, your soul is totally freaking excited for the 2010 World Cup. (And not just because Nike’s commercial for it is probably the most genius and effective ad ever made. Ever.)
If you don’t have a TV, you will obviously want to congregate in public places with other sports fans to watch the games and share the magic. The Chronicle created a pretty convenient Google map of venues screening games in the Bay Area, but since it was lacking on the Berkeley side, the Clog decided to fill it in a little. We’re sure we’re still missing some nooks and crannies, but we think we got most of the near-campus staples.
In addition to Blake’s and Henry’s (both of which are on the Chronicle’s map), Raleigh’s will be showing all the games, though they didn’t mention special hours when we called. Cafe Durant, which opens daily at 7:30 a.m. anyway, will also be showing all the games on its flat screens, and La Val’s said they’re opening at 7 a.m. to screen all the matches. Pizza for breakfast, guys!
If you’d rather kick it at home, it looks like ESPN will kindly be live streaming a bunch of the non-US games.
Know of other potentially hoppin’ World Cup-viewing spots in Berkeley? Tell us in the comments.
Tags:Blake's, Cafe Durant, football, Henry's, La Val's, Raleigh's, soccer, World Cup 2010
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