22    May 20121 comment

Poll: Your family’s favorite sports team


Sports are a traditional part of family entertainment.

Allegiance to specific teams - which team you cheer for - is something generally passed down through the generations.

Baseball, basketball, football, soccer, rugby, cricket - so many teams with associations to certain cities. To New Yorkers, it will always be the "Brooklyn" Dodgers, even though they left for other parts long ago, while Chicagoans will always love "Da Bears."

We go with our families to sporting events. We support the same team, we console each other when they lose and celebrate when they win. Our family team is part of our shared family experience.

I remember going with my family to watch football games, and I imagine taking my own children, when they're old enough to appreciate it.

We're interested in learning if you have a family team. Does your family cheer on the same team? Or, do  you support rival teams? Let us know via the poll below.

25    Jul 20110 comments

The Game That Wrote Three Generations Into History

Uruguayan footballer Diego Forlán helped his family mark a special place in footballing history as he guided Uruguay to victory in the Copa America final on Sunday.

Football or Soccer, is truly the world game.  The governing body, FIFA,  has 208 member nations, 15 more than the United Nations.It is played in every country in the world and there are a wide number of top-class leagues all over the globe.

Yesterday, Uruguay won the Copa America, the South American continental football tournament held every 4 years,  beating out early favorites Brazil and Argentina. Aside from the amazing football that is on display at this tournament, it holds a special place as the world’s oldest continental football championship.

The star of the Uruguayan national side was Diego Forlán, a man who has plied his trade at top European clubs for over a decade. Forlán also won the Golden Ball, the prize given to the most outstanding player of the tournament, at last year’s FIFA World Cup.

Despite this career success, it could be said that the most amazing chapter of his career happened during Sunday’s final.

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