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How To: Watch the World Cup in Berkeley

Posted By Jill Cowan On Jun 10, 2010 @ 2:58 pm In Sports,The Specials | Comments Disabled

WOOOO BEAT ENGLAND.

Ahem, ahem. Cough, cough. Pause. Shoulder shake. Deep breath. All together, now:

GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOAAAAAAAAAALLLLLLLLL!!!!

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 [1]. (And not just because Nike’s commercial [2] 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 [3] and share the magic. The Chronicle created a pretty convenient Google map [4] 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 [5] and Henry’s [6] (both of which are on the Chronicle’s map), Raleigh’s [7] will be showing all the games, though they didn’t mention special hours when we called. Cafe Durant [8], which opens daily at 7:30 a.m. anyway, will also be showing all the games on its flat screens, and La Val’s [9] 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 [10] a bunch of the non-US games.

Know of other potentially hoppin’ World Cup-viewing spots in Berkeley? Tell us in the comments.

Image Source: doug88888 [11] under Creative Commons
World Cup 2010 in the San Francisco Bay Area [SF Chron [4]], via SFist [12]


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URLs in this post:

[1] 2010 World Cup: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FIFA_World_Cup

[2] commercial: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=idLG6jh23yE

[3] the games: http://www.espnmediazone3.com/us/2010/01/espn-inc-2010-fifa-world-cup-schedule/

[4] Google map: http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UTF8&msa=0&msid=102519421916014289204.000487afa8721efe0fbeb&ll=37.794593,-122.417908&spn=0.189909,0.291824&z=11&source=embed

[5] Blake’s: http://www.blakesontelegraph.com/html/home/home_current.html

[6] Henry’s: http://www.henrysberkeley.com/

[7] Raleigh’s: http://www.yelp.com/biz/mannys-tap-room-berkeley

[8] Cafe Durant: http://www.cafedurant.com/

[9] La Val’s: http://www.lavals.com/

[10] live streaming: http://espn.go.com/espn3/index

[11] doug88888: http://www.flickr.com/photos/doug88888/

[12] SFist: http://sfist.com/2010/06/08/where_to_watch_the_world_cup_this_w.php

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