"After I read about Google Glass and how we’re going to approach the situation … I’m a blind athlete, and to be able to wear the glasses and have the kids see through my eyes although I can’t even myself, that’s amazing to me," he says. I’m a jumper primarily. There’s a lot of things that go on with that, having someone basically directing me down this runway, and I’m running fast, he’s making calls on the fly. I think it would definitely be cool [for kids to] see how all of that happens, see what that would look like in a visual sense."
One suggestion is to turn the Amazonian stadium into a giant jail. But two architects have a more positive idea: Why not convert part of the old stadiums into much-needed housing?
"We came up with the idea, printed out a few options along these lines, and put it on [executive editor] Dean Baquet’s desk. He smiled and said, ‘That’s brilliant, I love it.’"
Some scored big—others should’ve stayed on the bench.
From ugly stadiums to underwear slips to new and improved soccer balls.
The goalie, briefly listed as the U.S. Secretary of Defense on Wikipedia, also spurred an amazing meme: WhatCantTimHowardSave?
America’s dream of winning the World Cup were dashed Tuesday with a 2-1 defeat by Belgium, but fans still can’t get over Tim Howard’s incredible performance as a goalie.
So much so that some fans are petitioning the White House to rename Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport in D.C. after Howard, who set a record-setting 16 saves in the elimination game.
Thus far, the petition has amassed more than 5,000 signatures, but it’s still a long way from its goal of 100,000 signatures.
Getty Images is giving fans another view of the tournament through panoramic, 360-degree shots of the stadiums, locker rooms and more.
We took some drones out for a spin to test their durability under extreme (and not so extreme) conditions. In this battle, our drone goes up against a soccer ball flying at 67 mph. Check out the results.
Our drone tries to protect the goal against a shot going 67 mph. Here’s how that worked out.
“Jackson has dealt effectively with erratic characters like Dennis Rodman and Metta World Peace as a coach, and this willingness to interact non-judgmentally with notorious figures—a confidence that if two people really get to know each other, they will almost always be able to work together—looks already to have helped him in his new job.”
According to ESPN, there were 1.7 million concurrent streams on its WatchESPN service. That crushes the previous high of 750,000 concurrent streams set by last week’s match between Mexico and Brazil.