The Beautiful Sport!

‘This time in Africa’! 6 billions of them, the population of the world, almost all of them went Waka Waka in the year 2010 with the world cup football tournament which was never so full-size and yet as always seemed to be time and again.

Football craziness is a global phenomenon and they try to make it even bigger by integrating it with streamlined broadcasting lines and viral news feeds. Over the top of all it is the internet segment which makes it bigger than ever with it’s over the board competent services and concepts.

Football was never as integral part of human living proposition as it went with the internet explosion and became so accessible and redeemable with the technological virtues of internet.

It made all of them, also the one who were not that addicted to the sport to integrate with soccer in different ways possible and buy the idea of virtual gaming sportingly.

Eminently furnishing the lines of ‘Fantasy football’, the concept that grew and develop with the rules way back in 1962 was the idea that bought along beaming shaft of excitement in the world of football lovers seamlessly with the integrations of internet technology.

Fantasy Football went professional from its elementary level to national swirl in 1989 when over 100,000 participants competed in the Pigskin Playoff tournament.

Fantasy football is a virtually conceptualized interactive competition in which people manage football players in a competition against one another. It is more of a pseudo football tournament which is equipped with the soccer sport norms and established to let people perform various football events and activities like drafting, trading, adding or dropping players, and changing rosters etc.

With the integration of internet it has become far more compliant with the formats and far easier to approach which makes it wider phenomena and accessible throughout the world.

Another prominent facet to the sport comes from the virtual reality games and video games which act as the catalyst to significantly influence world with the charm that this sport holds.

Kicks, dives, saves, headers, dibbling and handling, getting ruled out and facing tackles and threats of penalties and raptures of winning the matches… all the charming essence of the sport has been delivered most dynamically and in the high definition format with the new era gaming technology and internet communication system it is viably available in proximities of all.

To me, every 4 year held world cup football tournament is actually just a piece of reverence that the entire globe dedicates for the celebration of this entire phenomenon which seamlessly became a part of our lives instilling the electrifying moments of the beautiful game in our veins.

With even more profound proponents of technology and concepts like internet gaming and fantasy football the monster sport is and will always be in the religious and rebellious books of its beautiful fans throughout the world.

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Honeymoon in Fantasy Honeymoon Islands

Remember Mr. Roarke and Tattoo from the 70′s hit show Fantasy Island? Honeymoon guests and people of all walks of life were invited to the private island to experience their fantasies and dreams, sometimes to bitter ends. Which mysterious island were they on exactly? The leis and hula dances might hint at any of the Polynesian islands of the South Pacific.

Obviously, Polynesian (which literally means “many islands”) culture is more than flowers leis, grass skirts and pineapple punches. This is a group of peoples who have migrated onto more than a thousand island landforms in the South Pacific over a thousand years ago. Sadly, today there are only a few independent island nations left. With customs and traditions thriving to this day, the Polynesian people are fiercely proud of and promote a recent resurgence of their culture, and strive to educate travelers on the importance of preserving their way of life.

The Polynesian Islands are a chain of islands each with distinct personalities but sharing a common heritage. More and more, responsible honeymoon vacationers are skipping on Hawaii and New Zealand for the lesser-known Polynesian islands in respect of the language, the land and the people of these islands.

A Bit of History…

The Polynesian people are a group of Austronesian and Malay ancestors who migrated to these South Pacific islands from the east (Fiji, Samoa) to the west (Rapa Nui) as far back as 300 B.C. The Polynesian Islands cover a triangular shaped area in the South Pacific Ocean with Hawaii at its northern apex, Aotearoa (New Zealand) at the West, and Rapa Nui (Easter Island) on the East. Most of the islands were explored and colonized by the French, the Spanish, and the British over a thousand years ago, and more recently the U.S. Today, Samoa, Tonga and Tuvalu survive as only a few of the fully independent nations. Some of the islands though have been given complete autonomy over their culture and infrastructure development, as have Hawaii and Fiji in the last several decades. Hawaii has gone to great lengths to develop the Polynesian Cultural Centre to educate visitors on the many different islands and over 30 different Polynesian groups living within (or near) the Polynesian triangle today.

Fantasy Honeymoon Islands…


The Fijians are a friendly people, but historically, their neighboring Polynesians feared them, as they were fierce cannibals of grand stature. This aspect of their culture has obviously faded but their food, language and customs live on. Fiji is a popular diving and snorkeling destination. Families and honeymooners travel to this island each year to enjoy the fresh fruit, world-class resorts, and pristine beaches. Because of the island’s close proximity to Aotearoa, or New Zealand, honeymooners will not only share in typical Polynesian luaus and seafood, but also dine on scrumptious New Zealand beef. Half of Fiji’s population is also East Indian, so guests will delight in the traditional Indian dishes widely available.


Samoa is an independent nation of the Polynesian Triangle. It is less crowded than Fiji or Hawaii, and honeymoon travelers enjoy the seclusion of the island. If you are looking for an island off the beaten track, this is the country for you. In addition to the gorgeous tropical landscape, you can experience one of the more ancient Polynesian cultural experiences with the Fa’a Samoa, which means “the Samoan way of life.” The Fa’a Samoa include nights of Fia Fia dancing and singing as well as the original form of fire- dancing.


Tonga is also an independent nation. It is probably the best success story of Polynesian independence. The people of this island nation are beautiful physically and characteristically and intelligence is highly valued. Almost 100 % of the population is literate. The resorts are more rustic than other islands, but the experiences are unforgettable. The islands of Vava’u are unique in their underwater sports locations but also in the chance for honeymooners to swim with the whales. If you go on your honeymoon to this magical group of islands you will be sure to fulfill all your tropical island fantasies. Be careful though – public displays of affection are frowned upon and modesty is required.

Rapa Nui

Rapa Nui has faced more than a few conflicts (albeit peaceful ones) in its strive for autonomy. The island is an overseas territory of the South American country of Chile. Over the last several decades, Rapa Nui has been facing two important battles – their need for autonomic governance and the preservation of the ecosystem. Famous for their Moai, or large stone statures, its sandy beaches and volcanic mountains, many tourists have flocked to this remotest of inhabited islands to experience the spirituality and mystery of the island. As Rapa Nui’s economy is largely dependent on this tourism industry, the country has made recent efforts and appeals to the Chilean government to practice eco-tourism and incorporate sustainable tourism practices.

As Honeymooners with a Conscience…

There are over 40 island nations in the Polynesian Triangle and over a thousand landforms with delicate ecological structures. In addition, the Polynesian peoples of these various nations are continually striving to preserve their way of life while joining in the global market. Do your part to help out these communities that offer so much to honeymooners and travelers alike by educating yourselves on how you can help. For more information, visit some of these following websites.

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Fantasy Cricket – The New Craze In Fantasy Sports Arena

Fantasy sports, a huge phenomenon in the American online interactive gaming world, have tickled the interests of millions of sports enthusiasts world-wide. Sports and media are working in tandem to provide new entertainment options to the global cricket fans and fantasy sports are one example of this trend. Fantasy sports have successfully bridged real on-the-field action with virtual games. In virtual reality, friends can compete with each other at any place, any time. This social aspect of the game is one of the web 2.0 trends. Sports fans find that spending time with friends, while watching a game, is one of the best ways to relax. Fantasy sports bring the entire fun-filled experience to the cyber world. Every dedicated follower of popular professional sports, be it soccer, football, baseball or cricket, loves to create his/her own dream team and even brag the team’s performance to like-minded friends. Fantasy sports give a chance to such a fan to enter the virtual world and see his/her dream-team compete with that of his/her friends in a fun-filled as well as challenging simulated atmosphere.

whereby a person gets to create a league and then invite others to join the league. In such a scenario he/she becomes the league manager who coordinates with the rest of the league members. Each member can make a “wish-list” from the list of actual players participating in a live match. The wish-lists are then processed automatically using a unique algorithm called “draft” to create teams for the league members wherein no two teams get the same player. Thus it becomes a challenging task to create a clever wish-list so that the gamer gets to see his/her favourite player in his/her team at the end of the draft! Finally, the team that earns the maximum points wins the game.

Fantasy sports players need not be cricket experts to enjoy the game. They are in fact from various backgrounds, but are united in their love of the sport and interest to spend time with friends. Friends get to joke and tease online while competing for bragging rights as League Champion. Friends can upgrade their sporting knowledge during the course of the game while they get a chance to watch their dream-team win major tournaments. It is definitely a unique way to enjoy the sport you love! You even get a chance to win attractive prizes since most sites announce such prizes to winners in order to make the challenge more exciting.

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