Friday, November 6, 2009

The ‘Blogger of the Week’ is ZaidSwoosh!

The ‘Blogger of the Week’!

"During the previous week, Zaid posted seven interesting blogs posts. Some of his useful blog posts include:

Thanks for discovering ZaidSwoosh! In September (2009), I won Best Blog Post of the Week with the ‘The Secret Recipe to Delivering World Class Lectures‘ (That was with ZaidLearn, and not the Swoosh!). It felt great back then, and to be honest, I feel even better now! Hopefully, I can celebrate this award with some Tandoori chicken (my favorite dish!) this weekend (my ego is bursting in glory right now!).

Having said that, I believe the E-Learning Planet is doing a splendid job in filtering out really good blog posts related to education and e-learning (a filtered repository of learning juice). So, please keep on doing it! It is a creative and fresh way to share juicy blog posts, and being included once a while just makes it even better. But,...

What is it with the Americans and their world series of Baseball, Basketball, American Football, Ice hockey, etc. In America (USA and Canada) when they win the World Series (including only two countries out of say 194) they call themselves World Champions! It is hilarious, but totally ignorant of the rest of the world. It can get annoying listening to fans and players screaming we are the world champions (of what!).

Alright, they are pretty good at American Football, but in Basketball USA has been getting its ___ kicked until the Olympics 2008. In Ice hockey, USA and Canada always struggle with the Russians, Swedes, and Finnish giants. As for Baseball, Cuba, South-Korea and Japan would probably beat USA (for sure Canada!) in a real match. Yeah, this year's World Series 'MVP was a Japanese dude (Hideki Matsui), and he is probably not even the best player from Japan.

But, then the counter-argument is that the World Series is about the best teams (not countries) in the world. Good point, but at least include a few of the other best teams around the world, before calling it a World Series (Case closed!). But, will the American sports world ever learn, because if they can't figure this out after so many years, will they ever?

As for American Football, well the rest of the world plays real football (so no contest!), which is called soccer in America (yes, soccer players actually kick the ball!). How ironic? In American Football they use their hands more than 90% of the time, and kick the ball less than 10% , and they still call it Football. Just call it American Rugby (at least it makes more sense)!

I enjoy American sports entertainment, but hopefully the Americans discover the world beyond the World Series of this and that. Real football is really fun :)


  1. Congratulations Zaid!!! Keep 'em coming!!!

  2. Thanks Frashad!

    We are looking for a Senior Instructional Designer at IMU next year. If you are interested, let me know :)

    Have a great weekend!

    Warm Regards,


  3. Congrats, Zaid! Your blog posts are always excellent! Keep up the good work!
    Many more tandoori chickens too!