The World Cup – Not so far from home.
Whether you are a die-hard soccer fanatic, casual sports fan, or reluctant spectator, you can’t help but get caught up in the action of this year’s FIFA 2010 World Cup. Being held in nine different South African cities, this year’s tournament has international appeal and attracts millions of viewers – in the stadium, on television and the Internet, via iPhones and over the radio waves.
Bend, like every other US city, is pulling for the US Team. Saturday’s game against England, finishing in a 1-1 tie felt, more like a victory as we watched from Jackson’s Corner, a local corner store with a country breakfast that is sure to tie you over until dinner.
If you are like me, you don’t have a television and if you do have one, watching a match surrounded by other enthusiasts is a lot more fun that sitting in your living room by yourself, yelling at the flat screen.
Get caught up in the action and check out the next game at one of Bend’s World Cup Hot Spots:
Brother Jon’s Public House
1227 NW Galveston Ave.
Sideline’s Sports Bar
1020 NW Wall St
125 NW Oregon Ave
845 Northwest Delaware Avenue
1441 SW Chandler Ave # 100
Top Leaf Mate Bar
869 NW Tin Pan Aly
937 NW Newport Ave
If you don’t have the luxury of spending morning, noon, and night glued to the TV, download the World Cup App from ESPN to your iPhone or Smartphone.
The USA plays next on Friday, June 18th. Where will you be watching?