Stanford 20/20 Tries Drumming Up Cricket Love in the US


See all those colorful words at left? It's not just a hodgepodge of nonsense. It's a manifesto. Its job is to encourage you to visit YouGottaSeeThis2020 with the express intention of cultivating your new passion: cricket.

And then, and then, you'll have to turn on your TV from January 26-February 24 and follow cricket. (Oops. You only have three days left.)

The campaign, which aspired to educate the fine people of Fort Collins, CO about cricket while channeling the Caribbean party atmosphere of Stanford 20/20 (eh?), was put together by PUSH. The reaction was described thus:

Crowds are attending the viewing parties, concerts and events in large numbers. Home viewers are sharing their thoughts online at the Stanford 20/20 U.S. message board. Teachers are adding cricket to their physical education programs, and the kids of Ft. Collins are even playing makeshift cricket matches in their neighborhoods.

Simply stated, the people of Ft. Collins have caught Stanford 20/20 Cricket fever.

The question of the hour is, "But will Colorado Cricket Fever become pandemic?" (And if it does, where can we get our shots?)

by Angela Natividad    Feb-21-08   Click to Comment   

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Casey Jones: New game, round-head. Cricket?
Raphael: Cricket? Nobody understands cricket. You gotta know what a crumpet is to understand cricket.

We get this rubbish every summer in Australia. You can have it!

Posted by: Tim on February 23, 2008 3:11 AM

I do not wish to take anything away from T+T's performance in the final of the Stanford 2-/20 but I wonder how much the change of the cricket ball after the original ball used was lost when the six was struck by Jamaica in the early overs. It was clear that Samuels and the other batsman were unable to get the ball away once the ball was changed. I wonder how old was the changed ball. Your comments please. Ken.

Posted by: ken on February 24, 2008 8:02 PM