Someone asked me how my blog and newspaper column came to be titled "Bleachers Brew". It's like this, it's an amalgam of sorts of two things: The bleachers area in the stadium/arena where I used to sit when I would watch baseball, football, and basketball games and Miles Davis' great jazz album Bitches Brew. That's how it got culled together. I originally planned on calling it "The View from the Big Chair" that is a nod to Tears For Fear's second album, Songs from the Big Chair. So there.

Saturday, May 29, 2010

This is what the World Cup is all about

I always thought that football commercials had more substance than any other sport and said much about the way the world is. And this commercial "United" sums up everything you need to know what the World Cup and the game of football stands for. "United" features Bono doing the voice over and the music of U2's "Magnificent" as the soundtrack. This is, in my honest opinion, the anti-thesis of Billy Joel's "We didn't start the fire."

And below is the full-length version of the "Jose +10" adidas commercial of the 2006 World Cup. Man, Franz Beckenbauer. Der Kaiser! One of my all-time fave players (of course, he played for the New York Cosmos).

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