Category Archives: Fifa

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Welcome to World Cup USA 2014

The more time you devote to writing about the foul den of snakes, liars and thieves which is FIFA, the more you begin to feel like one of those warmed-over hippies chasing around the Antarctic in a dangerously unseaworthy old tub named after a celebrity tossing stink bombs at the …

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"Some Dude in Arkansas", or, I Think it’s About Forgiveness

(The artists Christo and Jeanne-Claude have had and have no direct or indirect affiliation or involvement with the creation of BigSoccers’ blogs) As we all know, getting knocked out of the World Cup deprives us of more wonderful moments like this: [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jbn3rOPmR9w"]YouTube- The World’s Reaction to Landon Donovan’s Game Winning …

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So Is There a Soccer Game of Some Kind Today?

Yesterday on PTI, the ESPN show which is under orders to pretend that they give a damn about soccer for the next several weeks, they did a live interview with everyones’ favorite Howdy Doody impersonator Panayotis “Alexi” Lalas. (Mr. and Mrs. Lalas were pretty inconsistent with the naming thing: Panayotis …

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Right on Time: Talk of "Race War" in South Africa

As FIFA Dictator for Life Sepp Blatter opened his morning newspaper while beng served the finest of breakfast stuffs in whatever five star hotel suite he woke up in this morning, perhaps the thing above all others that he did not want to see (even less than “FIFA Bankrupt”) was …

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Blatter Control Problems and Why it Matters to the US

In an extraordinary gesture from normally imperial and aloof FIFA President Sepp Blatter, who quite literally sees himself as the equivalent of a head of state, he suddenly appeared yesterday in one of the press lounges in the swanky, luxurious FIFA headquarters in Zurich. Media representatives, stunned to see the …

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La Guerra Caliente: Score One for Mexico

The Mexican National soccer team arrived in Columbus yesterday. It’s unusual for a coach to bring his players into a hostile city this far in front of a game, but Tri head coach Sven Goren Eriksson wants to give them as much time as possible to acclimate to the typically …

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Sepp Explains it All

FIFA’s Executive Committee ended it’s quarterly meetings with a stunning orgy of self-congratulations, with FIFA Emperor for Life Sepp Blatter proudly announcing to everyone’s great relief that the organization’s coffers are bulging, and the current international financial unpleasantness will have no effect whatever on the opulent lifestyle of either himself …

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A Tale of Two Coaches

I have to say up front that I’m not a big fan of Tony DiCicco. It has nothing to do with him as a coach, since, frankly, the guy is simply the best. Hands down. Give him a decent collection of talent, ship them all off to an international championship …