It's sort of hard to believe that the FIFA Women's World Cup has only been taking place since 1991. (There certainly were women long before that, and women's football, too.) On the other hand, it hardly should come as any surprise that the women got short shrift for so long — not that parity has been achieved.

But it's a testament to the sport and its players that we're able to watch every single game from the 2019 edition of the tournament. A smattering of the group games are on Fox, with the rest on FS1 or FS2. That's about as good a billing as we're bound to get. And with so many different ways to watch — including 4K resolution on Fubo and with the Fox Sports app — it means it's easier than ever to see every touch.

Even if you're not a soccer fan (I played on traveling teams growing up and now coach a hilariously awesome group of U-10 girls), any world cup game is a spectacle unto itself. The quality of play generally is as good as it gets. (Though the opening game between France and Korea perhaps could be argued otherwise.) And cliche as it might be, each game is a reminder that it's a big world out there, with different cultures and customs as important to each country's identity as ours may be.

And that's why I make sure to watch as many games as I can. The sport deserves it. The women damned well deserve it. And the world maybe could use just a little bit more of the feeling we get when that final whistle blows.

Like I said — it's definitely cliche. But it's also not wrong.

A few other things I think I think:

  • It's far past time to pay them what they're worth, too.
  • VAR is still not great. Even when it gets things right.
  • Super-delayed offsides calls are annoying, too.
  • The Hulu ads are a little odd, but still fun.
  • I don't pretend to know the first thing about Cricket, though I do know it's popular as hell with the ICC Cricket World Cup going on. Incredible.
  • The Lenovo Smart Clock is a great clock. It's not a great video display, though. (Or at all, really.)
  • Glad to see that the HDHomeRun Scribe and Servio boxes are about to ship. An easy way to record has been a pretty big hole in that lineup.
  • (No, running Plex on a NAS box is not an easy way to record anything.)
  • God on Apple for adding multi-user support to Apple TV. (Or, rather, it will later this year when tvOS 13 ships.) If you're going to be recommending content as much as they are, you need that sort of thing.
  • Case in point: My 12-year-old daughter walks in the room, sees the Netflix recommendations and declares, "Dad! You're watching Sex Education?!?!? It's soooooo good!"
  • It is an excellent show. I can't recommend it enough. It's also maybe not something I wanted my 12-year-old daughter to see just yet.
  • And I'm not surprised in the least that she watched it.
  • Because that's my girl.

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