FOX Champions League Coverage Review

August 19, 2009 1 comment

Yesterday began the era of FOX’s coverage of the UEFA Champions League.  While most people may not have Fox Soccer Channel nor Setanta Sports to watch it, FOX decided to put one of the games on their regional sports network FSN.

Well, it took 0 minutes for FOX to screw up their coverage.  They had some techincal difficulty on the international feed commentator and were forced to have one of their own do emergency broadcasting for about 20 minutes until they were fixed.  Despite this problem, overall, the coverage was pretty good.  There was no ticker and the international commentators were pretty good.  Also, the broadcast was aired in HD, for those who picked it up, which ESPN did not do until the final.

While it was a solid day for FOX, they did have some hiccups.  First, was their techincal difficulty that they had with the audio.  Secondly, some of the regional sports network, mainly Comcast Sportsnet, screwed up in their HD feed.  However, this was mainly Comcast’s fault on that one.  Third and this is a minor complaint, the Heineken inserts are more annoying compared to ESPN’s Heineken inserts.  The inserts happened for about every segment.

These problems can be worked out, and probably FOX’s coverage will get better in the future.  The only things I miss that ESPN did well is that 2 matches per week that is available in many people’s home, free online replays like how ESPN360 did, and the commentary of Derek Rae.


Summer Anime 09 Review

August 19, 2009 Leave a comment

I know this is pretty late.  It is about half way through the summer season, and here is my thoughts on some of the anime I have watched this season.

Bakemonogatari – All I have to say is wow.  The animation quality on this anime is great.  It really helps with the HD.  The storyline is very interesting with the couple arcs they have went through right now.  It may not be for everyone since this anime is dialogue heavy.  I mean REALLY dialogue heavy, but if you like dark humor and like Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei, this might be for you.  Be warned, there are a lot of flashing scenes with words.  Best anime this summer.

Zan Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei – In typical Zetsubou Sensei fashion, the puns, the parody, and the jokes continue.  If you liked the show, you have no problem liking the third season of it.  If you did not like the previous seasons, you probably will not.

CANAAN – I had very high hopes for this anime, but it ended up being disappointing compared to my expectations.  While it was disappointing, the show is still good.  The action sequence is well animated, and the storyline is getting really interesting after episode 7.  The plot can be a little weak at times.  This show is like your typical summer blockbuster movie with action with flaws.

Umineko no Naku Koro Ni – This anime is based on the visual novel.  Compared to the visual novel, the anime lacks pacing and character development.  While the anime may have this flaw, the storyline is basically the same as the visual novel.  The storyline is very strong.  If you are a mystery and horror type of person you may like this one.

Tokyo Magnitude 8.0 –  Good story and good character development.  It might be boring to people and some people may not like the very emo main character.

Sora no Manimani – A very generic anime with about a girl and a nerdy boy.  The girl is very hyper and into astronomy, and the boy is a quiet person who likes to read books.  They both get into the astronomy club and generic comedy ensues with some astronomy lessons in it.  Some may like and some may not.

Aoi Hana – This anime was boring.  Could not stand it after 3 episodes.  The main girl was not a great leading character, and the plot seem to go VERY slow.

Those were the main anime that I watched that premiere in the summer season.  Overall, a decent season.

Noooooo! He's Back

August 19, 2009 1 comment

I know this might be a little late, but Brett Favre is back.  All I have to say is why can’t he just retire.  I am tired of his soap opera of whether to retire or not.  This flip flopping of retirement from him is making him into an old diva who is past his time.  He should just go back and do Wrangler jeans commerical and throw football to high schoolers.

I know that this might sound petty and childish, I hope the Minnesota Vikings have a terrible season because of him.  In addition, I hope that Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers just destory him.

End of rant.

Edit: I cannot believe I did this as my first post.  Should of delayed this. O well.

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Welcome to the Fact Sheet

August 19, 2009 Leave a comment

Hi.  I am the Commish, and welcome to The Fact Sheet.  This blog will be mainly about my opinions on daily events, mainly sports.  There may be some inclusion of random things like anime, tv, and technology, but I will mainly write about sports.  So enjoy, and I hope you come back to read more of my daily musings.

Edit:  I find it ironic that my blog name is fact sheet, but I am mainly going to give my opinions instead of facts.

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