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I, for one, would never do this
2006-03-19 19:34
by Bob Timmermann

A teacher in Japan had to apologize for watching part of the Japan-South Korea WBC game Thursday afternoon (Wednesday night in the USA).

I'm appalled. Trully appalled.

Thank God I live in a country where websites that stream live video of the NCAA tournament have a "Boss Button" available.

For the record, I watched none of the NCAA tournament live on the internet while at work. I will not comment further. I'm not here to talk about the past.

2006-03-19 20:16:04
1.   D4P
Mr. Timmermann: Confirm or deny that the location in which you watched the WBC and the NCAA tourney contained a great number of books.
2006-03-19 20:25:27
2.   Steve
Couldn't have been USC's library then!

(Rim shot! Thanks, try the veal!)

2006-03-19 20:35:53
3.   Bob Timmermann
I'm not here to talk about the past.
2006-03-19 20:59:40
4.   Andrew Shimmin
I wonder how many bosses were perplexed by the level of obsession their employees showed in Houston's September performance.
2006-03-19 21:06:05
5.   Bob Timmermann
In the U.S., you get nostalgic sportswriters and bloggers writing about how good it was when they skipped school or listened to the World Series during school.
2006-03-19 21:22:42
6.   das411
Why was the World Series on during school?

er, sorry, the proper question there is:

"Why would they go to school instead of watching the game on HDTV?"

2006-03-19 21:33:12
7.   dzzrtRatt
My son's geometry teacher had the NCAA tournament on during class the other day. But, said my son, it was okay because she had the sound off.
2006-03-19 21:36:21
8.   Bob Timmermann
Let me tell you about when I saw the first ever World Series night game. It was a very big deal at the time.

Ahh, a young Bruce Kison hitting three batters.

2006-03-19 21:55:23
9.   das411
So Bruce Kison was like the Andy Carter of the....oh geez...19?0s, I guess?
2006-03-19 21:57:13
10.   Bob Timmermann
Except that Bruce Kison was good.
2006-03-19 23:15:53
11.   Garnered
Funny, there wasn't a middle school in Korea where they weren't showing every Korean second-round game on the classroom TVs. Unfortunately I was told I couldn't cancel my college class (no TV there) for the US/South Korea game, so instead my girlfriend sent me text message updates every inning and I wrote those up on the chalkboard.
2006-03-20 05:45:55
12.   Daniel Zappala
I turned on the tournament for my class before it started, then of course turned it off while I lectured.
2006-03-20 07:39:44
13.   Eric Enders
In El Paso we took the NCAA Tournament seriously... when I was a kid they used to set up a TV in the cafeteria so everybody could watch the UTEP game. There would probably literally have been a riot otherwise.

No such luck with the baseball playoffs, but hey, that's what transistor radios are for, right?

2006-03-20 10:53:38
14.   tmurase
13. Except I think the WBC was only on satelite radio.

I like how the CBS "Boss Button" brings up a spreadsheet, it's reminiscent of the old computer games in the 80s.

2006-03-20 23:11:13
15.   coachjpark
I showed about 2-3 minutes of the Korea-US game when Hee Seop hit his 3 run bomb, and somehow incorporated it into my lecture about supply and demand... that's the beauty of teaching econ... you can actually incorporate whatever you want into your lecture and it's relevant!

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