Tuesday, June 14, 2005


As a former soccer player, I'll be the first to admit I don't watch the sport outside of USA-related World Cup matches, but check out this fascinating story about tentative plans to embed microchips in World Cup 2006 soccer balls in an attempt to determine with certainty whether or not a ball crosses the goal line.

FIFA president Sepp Blatter looks like a tool with a possible argument against the microchip: "The technology will take away the fun of discussing whether the ball went in or not. They will be missing out on something."

Yeah, like unnecessary heart attacks and fistfights.