Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Raging Bull

On MBC ESPN this evening I was less surprised than I should have been to find them covering a bull fight. Not the Spanish kind, but rather one between two Korean bulls, locking horns while the studio-based presenters commented in an American NFL-style. So does this pass for a sport here? I can't help wondering if the American Humane Association know or care what ESPN cover overseas. There was no gore in the end, but whether that was by design or accident I can't say.

After the bull-fighting, but presumably not because of it, came an even unlikelier contender for sports coverage - beefburger eating - from Tennessee, interspersed with the same excitable commentators and clips of the participants weight-training while talking about the importance of keeping in condition as an athlete. So that's Korean ESPN for you.

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