Category Archives: soccer

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First, BVB Dortmund ignominiously looses 1:3 against Union Berlin, then the German national soccer team folds 2:4 against the Netherlands, and, to top it all, today the Texas Longhorns, “our” college football team, is beaten 45 to 38 by LSU! … Continue reading

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Crazy Me – Part 6 [Travelling Back]

Well, there’s not much to tell about travelling back: everything went smoothly. Ich bin verrückt – Teil 6 [Rückreise] Nun, von der Rückreise gibt es nicht viel zu berichten: sie verlief ohne besondere Vorkommnisse. Since I had a relatively late … Continue reading

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Crazy Me – Part 3 [(The Day of) The Match]

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My second day in South Bend was to be the big day, the day of the actual match – BVB Borussia Dortmund vs. FC Liverpool. At first, in the morning, I fortified myself in a nearby café with a quite … Continue reading

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Crazy Me – Part 2 [Public Training of BVB Dortmund in South Bend/IN]

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As mentioned before, there was supposed to be a public training session of BVB Borussia Dortmund on the evening of July 18 on the campus of Notre Dame University in South Bend, Indiana, beginning at around 7PM. It was because … Continue reading

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Crazy Me – Part 1 [Travelling to the Soccer Match Dortmund vs. Liverpool in South Bend/IN]

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Why I am crazy? Because I actually, just to watch a soccer match, which I would have been able to watch on TV here [it was broadcast live] much better, flew/drove all the way up to South Bend/IN. Admittedly, it … Continue reading

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Watching German TV Live Here

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That’s possible with a little technical effort: connect our big TV-screen in the den to my laptop via HDMI cable, and access the German TV station via the internet, using Freedome [yes, with the “e”], a VPN “tunnel “supplied by … Continue reading

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… can comment a soccer match as enthusiatically and shout “gol” for such a long time – listening to it feels like minutes going by – as those hispanic commentators on our Spanish-speaking soccer channel on TV. Niemand … … … Continue reading

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… walking around the Petroglyph National Monument in Albuquerque, wearing your BVB [Borussia Dortmund, my favourite German soccer club] cap, and suddenly an American woman asks you, “Are you a Dortmund fan?” – What a surprise! Da spaziert man Nichts … Continue reading

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What a victory for my favourite German soccer club today! Nuremberg nada – Dortmund uno, Dortmund dos, Dortmund tres, Dortmund quatro, Dortmund cinquo, Dortmund seis, Dortmund SIETE! Yes, it’s true! The final result was 7:0 for Dortmund. Oh glorious day!

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Altstadt Brewery Commercial During Soccer World Championship

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When I watched the match Spain vs. Portugal recently, I was ever so surprised to see a commercial from our recently opened local Altstadt Brewery here in Fredericksburg/Texas: Altstadt Brauerei Werbespot während der Fußball-Weltmeisterschaft Als ich vor ein paar Tagen … Continue reading