Sunday, January 22, 2012




Saturday, January 14, 2012

Three Man Booths

I'm watching the broadcast of the Divisional Playoff matchup of the Saints @ 49ers.  It's a three-man booth of Kenny Albert, Daryl Johnston, and Tony Siragusa (albeit on the field).

It's enough to make me realize that two-man booths (like those employed by CBS) are superior to three-man booths.  Albert does a decent job with the play-by-play, but the commentary of Siragusa is really annoying, and Johnston, while less annoying, isn't really providing real insight.  (If I have to listen to one more comment about how much confidence the Saints offence has, then I'm gonna puke)

I think NFL broadcasts should just wake-up and realize that three-man booths are exasperating to listen to, and go back to traditional two-man booths......

Thursday, January 05, 2012

The Best Subway System in the World

I've been to my share of places, and usually, when exploring, I make use of the public transportation system.  I now declare, hands-down that Madrid has the best subway system in the world.

Totally unexpected if you ask me.....Spain is not exactly known for efficiency and punctuality, yet the extensive system, which covers a large area was amazing.  The stations were clean, the system unified, the electronic ticketing system easy, and the most I ever had to wait for a subway was 3 minutes.  And it only costs 1.50 Euro for a single ticket, and 9.30 for 10 trips!

It has many lines, that intersect in useful places, and even has a circular line (Line 6), which encircles the downtown area in both clockwise and counter-clockwise directions.

It really was a treat to take the metro in Madrid, it walks away with the best subway system in the world!!  (For sure it kicks Toronto's ass, speaking of which Toronto may have one of the worst systems in the world, as far as I can tell)