Al Kaufman Hates Fun

I'm going to add Al Kaufman of Diamond Parking to my list of people who need a new perspective on life.According to a report in the Seattle Times, Mr. Kaufman is responsible for some idiotic stance by Diamond Parking to tow cars from their parking lots outside Seahawk Stadium, if they see people tailgating with *gasp* beer before a game.So let me g…

Technology Finally Slows Down the Rockies

Well, they've won something like 23 of 24 games, so other teams can't stop them.  But the Colorado Rockies finally found a nemesis they cound't vanquish.According to reports, "on Monday, there were 8.5 million attempts to connect with the computers in the first 90 minutes after sales started, and only several hundred tickets had been sold…

Idea for Soccer on US TV

So this is unrelated to anything.  But here's a thought about televising Major League Soccer games.Problem: The most common complaint about soccer is that there's not enough scoring.  But if you do something goofy to change the rules, then no legitimate player will come (or stay) here.Solution: Well, if there are 12 teams, why not have a …

TixMob Launches in UK – New Way to Buy Tickets for Events

An old friend from Manchester sent me news about his company, Tixmob, this morning. Here's a synopsis: http://www.tixmob.com/ Is a new concert ticket agent, just like Ticketmaster and Seetickets we work directly with concert promoters and event organizers to sell tickets on their behalf.   Unlike Ticketmaster, Seetickets etc.. A Ti…

Overachiever….

Not sure how I missed this last week.  And I'm not sure if this makes me feel inadeqaute or just dumbfounded.  According to sources, including FoxSports, Lil Romeo, the youth rapper and son of Hip-hop mogul Master P, is now going to play basketball for USC. The kid is 17.  His life to date includes the following accomplishments:…

Bill Simmons on the EPL

I'm just diverting traffic today to a week-old article I just found for some reason. Bill Simmons dumbs down the English Premier League so that any American can understand it. And he also does it for a valid reason - American sports are becoming more about the arena and the show, and less about the fans and the game. So Simmons is giving the EPL a…