'Tis the Season to TiVo

If you're like me, you're going to find yourself with some "down time" over the holidays. Once you've programmed your DVR for all the live soccer you could possibly watch, you may want to check out a few other soccer-related programs this holiday season that you won't find on Fox Soccer Channel or GolTV. Using TiVo's nifty Search by Keyword feature, I was able to set my DVR to catch these five footy-related features:
  • Remarkable People - The episode Prodigies profiles teen soccer phenom Freddy Adu among other youthful wonders (Biography Channel, Thu. 12/22 - 8pm)
  • Dare to Dream - A repeat screening of the HBO Documentary about the US Women's National Team's rise to fame with the 1999 World Cup (HBO, Thu. 12/22 - 9pm)
  • The Other Final - This documentary details the preparations of Bhutan (FIFA ranking 202) and Montserrat (FIFA 203) as they prepare for a friendly between the lowest ranked international teams in international football on the same day as Germany met Brazil in the 2002 World Cup Final. (Sundance, Fri. 12/23 - 2:45pm)
  • The Game of Their Lives - Not the story of the USA's 1950 win over England but a documentary on the equally as improbable team of North Koreans who knocked Italy out of the 1966 World Cup finals. (Sundance, Sat. 12/24 - 10:30am)
  • History Traveler - The episode World Soccer: Height of Passion details the rivalry between Real Madrid and Barcelona. (History International, Sun. 12/25 - 2pm)