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May 8th, 2006

A related U2 moment @ 11:35 pm

wolfp10:
In case most of you don't know, in about a month the World Cup of Soccer/Football will take place in Germany. In the United States the games will be broadcast (live, and in HD) on ABC, ESPN, and ESPN2. Today ESPN aired a promotional piece, which showed children playing soccer while fans cheered them on from around the world.

The background music was City of Blinding Lights.

And the narration was done by...

wait for it

wait for it

BONO!!!!!!

I could not think of anyone else to narrate the world's game than Bono.

EDIT: As it turns out, ABC/ESPN are basing their World Cup coverage around U2, their songs, and the ONE Campaign
You need to watch this:
http://soccernet.com/onegame/
 
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From:alternatending
Date:May 9th, 2006 03:40 am (UTC)
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I want to hear him say "GoooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooaL!"
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From:seishin
Date:May 10th, 2006 02:13 am (UTC)
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*heheheheehehe*
that would rock.

(and go Portugal!) :D
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From:neptunepirate
Date:May 9th, 2006 03:44 am (UTC)
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!!!! Soccer (football, whatever) and U2 are too amazing to be joined together like that. It's too much for me too handle. But now I'm even more excited for the World Cup. Go England!
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From:wolfp10
Date:May 9th, 2006 04:02 am (UTC)
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It blew my mind away.

I have tickets to the USA games, and combining the two, U2 and World Cup, was just awe-inspiring.
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From:alternatending
Date:May 9th, 2006 04:21 am (UTC)
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So I read your post.
Turned on the TV.
Turned to ESPN.
5 seconds later, I swear.
Bono starts talking. I really like that commercial. I hope someone puts that up somewhere so I can have it on my myspace

I'm SO EXCITED FOR THE WORLD CUP!
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From:mangoprophetess
Date:May 9th, 2006 05:14 am (UTC)
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Thank you for the link! I was watching waaaaay too much SportsCenter this morning, just hoping to catch this promo. Hooray for the power of the Internet.

Ironically, I was commenting to my dad this morning how every time ESPN uses popular songs in their highlights and such, the songs invariably suck. Guess they're trying to fix that, eh?
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From:mangoprophetess
Date:May 9th, 2006 05:18 am (UTC)
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P.S. - Did you notice there are two (soon to be three) other promos, the third voiced by Adam?
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From:sapphires13
Date:May 9th, 2006 10:31 am (UTC)
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Seriously?!
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From:mangoprophetess
Date:May 10th, 2006 04:26 am (UTC)
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Yep. If you move your mouse on the very bottom on the browser window, it says "Anthem" (the CoBL promo), "Cheerleaders" (WtSHNN and Bono narrating), "Tartan Army" (IWF with Adam marrating), and "Sick Days" ("Coming Soon").
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From:oddangel
Date:May 9th, 2006 05:48 am (UTC)
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I'm not a huge soccer fan, but I like watching it when it's on. This will definitely get me watching the World Cup on purpose, though!
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From:arcmorality
Date:May 9th, 2006 06:44 am (UTC)

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Wow gone have the days when you would struggle to find any football (ITS NOT SOCCER!!! ;p) coverage in the US. I remember when you guys had the world cup, they said less than 5% of the population knew it was happening in the States.

Bono seems to keep his interest in the game low profile. Except for the time when he & Jim Kerr tried to buy Celtic FC. Hopefully his input will help make the world cup a success in the US.
From:rocknserve
Date:May 9th, 2006 12:23 pm (UTC)
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That was him??! I was lying on the coach the other morning, and my brother had ESPN on. The promo came on, but I had no idea. Then I started to think "Hey... that's.... that's COBL!!!!" And I turned around and started singing it.


I didn't bother listening to the voice though... whoa!

Looks like I'll be having my brother keep ESPN on more often, now!!!
From:rocknserve
Date:May 9th, 2006 12:23 pm (UTC)
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wow. That was a horrible type. I meant COUCH not COACH. !!LMFAO! Oh dear...
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From:onlyechoes
Date:May 9th, 2006 01:38 pm (UTC)
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Could someone please tell me wtf is this thing? I'm too Finn for this everything!
From:sassy_grrrl
Date:May 9th, 2006 05:07 pm (UTC)
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Sweet! I saw the commercial the other day, and I thought that voice sounded familar.

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