Sports

Diving at Sail Rock and the Angthong National Marine Park

Diving at Sail Rock and the Angthong National Marine Park

During our visit to Thailand you know I had to do some diving. I bought a new underwater camera for Christmas and this was my first opportunity to try it out. I think the results were very impressive. The first day was a pure dive trip to Sail Rock, which is considered the best site [...]


Four Days in India with NYUAD Soccer

Four Days in India with NYUAD Soccer

Beth and I have talked about visiting India ever since arriving in Abu Dhabi, but we were never sure exactly how we wanted to do it. The country is huge and offers an immense diversity of landscape, culture, and cuisine. When we were invited to participate in NYU Abu Dhabi’s second international soccer tour, we [...]


Football Bucket List: AC Milan

Football Bucket List: AC Milan

If you asked me for my favorite Italian soccer team, I’d probably say AS Roma. But, honestly, that really dates back to the early 2000′s when Gabriel Batistuta was around and Totti was at his absolute best. Regardless, however, anyone who knows soccer knows the San Siro. When Beth and I decided to visit Milan [...]


Diving in Bali

Diving in Bali

Forgot to change the batteries in my camera for my first day of diving, so unfortunately only have one set of photos. I’m still figuring out how to get good photos underwater, so please forgive all the blurriness. First day we did two dives at one of the most beautiful coral reefs that I’ve ever [...]


Musbah FC on the Big Stage

Musbah FC on the Big Stage

Some people could play soccer their entire life and never get the opportunity to play on a premier quality pitch. The members of Musbah FC, however, got that chance. The rare opportunity came courtesy of duPlays, our local recreational soccer league. For one night only, we got to play on the main international pitch at Zayed National [...]


NYUAD Football Builds International Relations During Trip to Qatar

NYUAD Football Builds International Relations During Trip to Qatar

Following the successful completion of NYU Abu Dhabi’s first J-Term, 20 students and three coaches flew to Doha, Qatar, representing the NYUAD football team. They hoped to use sports not only as a means to see the world, but to build international relationships and develop a stronger sense of family amongst the team. For four [...]


Brazil v. Argentina: The 90-Minute Snoozefest

Brazil v. Argentina: The 90-Minute Snoozefest

This was the reason I came to Doha. I came to witness the Gods of Football play the beautiful game in its purest form. I came to witness the spectacle of best friends and worst enemies met in battle for bragging rights. What I got was anything but. This was not one of those hard-fought [...]


McEnroe v. Borg

McEnroe v. Borg

Certainly a highlight of my trip to Doha was getting to watch an exhibition tennis match between John McEnroe and Bjorn Borg. While both of these guys have slowed down a bit as they’ve gotten older, you could tell they are still elite tennis players. Before the match begin Peter and I spent our time [...]


Qatar’s World Cup Stadiums

Qatar's World Cup Stadiums

I originally booked my trip to Doha, Qatar to watch Brazil play Argentina in a friendly football match. I was supposed to go with two students from NYUAD, but they weren’t able to get visas in time and had to stay behind. Luckily for me, my friend Pete Dicce, NYUAD’s athletics director, was also going [...]


Brazil v. Iran

Brazil v. Iran

I been watching soccer actively since 2000 and have had the opportunity to see three English Premier League games in person. I’ve actively watched three world cups, but have until yesterday had only seen one international soccer match in person. Last night I got to truly experience “the beautiful game” live and in person. Brazil is [...]


UAE v. Kuwait

UAE v. Kuwait

This is the first of two soccer posts today. Exactly one month ago yesterday was the opening of NYU Abu Dhabi, as well as the occasion of a friendly soccer match between the UAE and Kuwait. I’ll talk more about this in another post, but after you’ve worked 16-hour days for two weeks straight, there’s [...]