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About Christopher Schieman

Christopher Schieman is a professional broadcaster and journalist located in Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.A. He graduated from Bowling Green State University in 2006 with a degree in Broadcast Journalism. Chris has worked as a news director, state news correspondent, sports announcer and talk show host. In his career Chris has interviewed politicians, celebrities, and athletes, including several football hall of famers. He has announced over 200 live sports broadcasts, including several high school state championship games as well as college football, basketball and baseball. He was the lead play-by-play announcer for the 1st round of the 2006 Women's NCAA basketball tournament at Purdue University. He currently works as the lead announcer for Ursuline College near Cleveland and announces the college's soccer, volleyball, basketball and softball games. In his free time he enjoys live music, writing, theater and travel.

YG World Cup Blog: But how do they look?

Soccer game at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1985, Public domain photo of the University of Wisconsin Digital Collections Center, UW-Madison Libraries

Soccer game at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1985, Public domain photo of the University of Wisconsin Digital Collections Center, UW-Madison Libraries

We’re now one game into the World Cup for the United States and already the conversation has drifted from the team’s play on the field to how they look while playing on the field.  Specifically I’m speaking of the uniforms team U.S.A. is sporting and how they look a lot like nurse’s uniforms.

I think that the United States has done wonders in setting an example for woman’s rights throughout our history. In 1972, there was the enactment of the landmark legislation Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972 . The federal law essentially granted girls and women in high schools and universities the right to equal opportunity in sports by banning sex discrimination in either academics or athletics.

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Landon Donovan grows up on the biggest world stage

The USA's Landon Donovan celebrates victory after the final whistle in the 2010 FIFA World Cup Group C Match USA v Algeria, Photo: picture alliance / empics

The USA's Landon Donovan celebrates victory after the final whistle in the 2010 FIFA World Cup Group C Match USA v Algeria, Photo: picture alliance / empics

Typically when I write about sports events, I start planning my work near the game’s end. By the 86th minute of Wednesday’s game between the United States and Algeria I had this blog pretty much written.

I was going to speak about missed opportunities, and the fact that the Americans had no one to blame but themselves for their draw against Algeria. I was prepared to talk about all the “almost goals” that occurred during the game. The shot that went off the crossbar, the shot that was just a little too far left and the shot that was a little too strong. I was going to touch on the fact that once again the United States fell victim to a referee’s blown call. Thankfully, the football gods had other plans for the US and thus this recap.

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Is the United States indifferent to the World Cup?

United States' Landon Donovan (L) and Clint Dempsey are dejected during the FIFA World Cup 2010 group C match between Slovenia and USA June 18. The Game ended in a 2-2 draw. Photo: Jonathan Moscrop, picture alliance / (c) dpa

United States' Landon Donovan (L) and Clint Dempsey are dejected during the FIFA World Cup 2010 group C match between Slovenia and USA June 18. The Game ended in a 2-2 draw. Photo: Jonathan Moscrop, picture alliance / (c) dpa

Every four years the World Cup stops the world in its tracks and every four years the US media has a public debate: Will this be the year the Americans catch football fever? There are certainly many us who have been waiting for this month ever since 2006.

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Meet the World Cup bloggers: Christopher Schieman

Christopher Schieman

Christopher Schieman

Christopher Schieman is a 2006 graduate of Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio, USA, where he majored in Broadcast Journalism.

Schieman has worked in a number of areas in Journalism. He was a News Director for a group of radio stations in Wyoming and a correspondent for the Wyoming News Network. He also worked as a news reporter, sports anchor and talk show co-host for WHBC radio in Canton, Ohio.

He has interviewed several United States Senators, politicians and numerous athletes and coaches at the collegiate and professional levels.

While attending university, Schieman was an announcer for Bowling Green State University Basketball, Football (the American version), Women’s Basketball and Baseball.

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