Saturday, July 15, 2006

How U2 Relates To The Sports World This Summer

U2 has often been in the consciousness of American sports fans recently. This presence is not only due to ABC and ESPN’s use of the band’s music to promote their World Cup coverage. In fact, many of U2’s hit songs have particular relevance to the sports world this summer. Descriptions are included below.

All I Want Is You: Isiah Thomas speaks to a mirror.

Bad: The U.S. team sums up its World Cup performance.

Beautiful Day: Toronto Blue Jays manager John Gibbons describes Roy (Halla)Day as Halladay takes the mound.

Desire: Male Wimbledon fans say what they feel while watching Maria Sharapova.

I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For: Mark Cuban is quoted after the NBA finals.

I Will Follow: A Tour de France rider discusses his strategy.

Mysterious Ways: Phil Mickelson describes the path of his final tee shot at the U.S. Open.

New Year’s Day: Duke football coach Ted Roof tells his team when he expects their season to end. Then Roof and the players laugh hysterically.

Numb: Marco Materazzi describes how Zinedine Zidane made his chest feel.

October: The Detroit Tigers learn about a month that was previously unknown to them.

One: Kansas City Royals manager Buddy Bell predicts how many wins his club will get during a 12-game road trip.

Staring at the Sun: Steve Nash groupies gaze at their hero.

Stuck in a Moment You Can’t Get Out Of: The National League loses yet another All-Star Game.

Sunday Bloody Sunday: San Francisco 49ers coach Mike Nolan reveals what he expects on a weekly basis this fall.

Until the End of The World: A Philly sports fan states how long he’ll have to wait before the city’s next title.

When Love Comes To Town: Davis Love arrives in New York for the U.S. Open.

With or Without You: The Belmont Stakes go on without Barbaro.