Odd news of the world
Pakistan's cricket coach is now believed to have been murdered. I heard about Bob Woolmer's death soon after Pakistan lost in the World Cup in Jamaica, and now it appears he was killed. People can say what they want about ugly Americans, but when soccer and (apparently) cricket is involved, other countries' citizens get a bit kooky. I just saw some guys playing cricket at a high school in Chandler last weekend. A bit of synchronicity there.
This kind of thing happens far too often in sports outside the United States. I wonder if the fact that we have so many other diversions means we don't take sports quite as seriously. I mean, Pakistan isn't really a garden spot in the world, is it? Maybe cricket is all they have! It just seems like the same thing that makes our national teams not as good (even in basketball, which we invented, for crying out loud!) might be the reason why we don't have coaches getting murdered over some gambling operation. I don't know; I'm just spitballing.
I guess the lesson is: man, don't lose at the World Cup of Cricket. And some groups think buying up web domains that could be used to criticize their coaches will stop the problem!