Sunday, June 15, 2014
World Cup Telecasts at Civic Center Plaza
Saturday morning there was a large screen in Civic Center Plaza broadcasting World Cup games to a few spectators, yet another poorly executed, self-congratulatory initiative undertaken by San Francisco's Recreation and Park Department.
The broadcast was appreciated by the young man above, though, who seemed to find it a perfect accompaniment for his sunbathing on the hard-packed ground of the plaza.
Thankfully, a group of Colombians showed up to cheer on their country's team in its first match against Greece, which they eventually won. The upcoming telecast schedule, which doesn't make a whole lot of sense, is as follows: Three games each will be broadcast on Monday and Tuesday, June 16th and 17th, from 9AM to 6PM. The big screen will return for another three-game marathon on Sunday, June 22nd, and also on Thursday, June 26th from 9AM to 3PM. After a long hiatus, they will be broadcasting the semifinals on Wednesday, July 9th at 1PM and the Finals at noon on Sunday, July 13th. Be sure to bring a lawn chair.