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Check Out the Center Circle at the Camp Nou

 Obviously this picture doesn’t show the point I’m trying to make. I just had to use for it aesthetic purposes, so I hope you don’t mind.

In all seriousness though, if you’re watching the Champions League semifinal first leg between Barcelona and Manchester United at the Camp Nou right now, take a look at the center circle. Whoever painted those lines must’ve been drunk. If not drunk, he was high. He could’ve been both drunk and high.

That is the most wobbly circle I’ve ever seen in a professional stadium, especially a stadium of this magnitude for a game with this importance. It’s a disgrace. You would think that one of the most basic tenants of the game, the lines on the field, would at least be painted correctly. It’s supposed to be a perfect circle with a 10-yard radius around the center spot.

If that’s a perfect circle, then I don’t know how I passed geometry. I don’t think my eyes are deceiving me on this one. What a joke.

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7 Comments

7 Comments

  1. Phil McThomas

    April 24, 2008 at 8:21 am

    Fortunately, the line they screwed up is the least important one in football. If it was taken away, would anyone miss it? The ref can do “10 yards” everywhere else on the pitch, why not at kick-offs?

  2. Michael

    April 23, 2008 at 11:23 pm

    Apparently not, I guess that technology is just too space-age for the Spanish.

  3. Kyle

    April 23, 2008 at 11:07 pm

    Do they have cutting-edge groundskeeping equipment like:

    -A wooden stake
    -10 yards of string

    In Barca?

  4. Michael

    April 23, 2008 at 4:54 pm

    So it wasn’t just me! Yeah, I thought it looked funny, and then when Alex questioned me I thought maybe I was going insane.

  5. The Gaffer

    April 23, 2008 at 4:31 pm

    I didn’t notice it at first, but when you pointed it out, I couldn’t take my eyes off it. Yes, one of the most bizarre centre circles I’ve ever seen!

    Cheers,
    The Gaffer

  6. Michael

    April 23, 2008 at 4:04 pm

    Haha no, I don’t think it was either. I watched the game with friends and they all talked about it, and I have a new TV. I watched the Liverpool-Arsenal game yesterday, as you know, and the center circle was fine.

    This one was wobbly and uneven, at least from what I saw. Maybe I’m crazy, who knows.

  7. Alex Hleb

    April 23, 2008 at 3:49 pm

    whats this talk about a wobly center circle. it was either your television or your eyes are wobbly.

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