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Tag Archives: World Cup

In Defense of the 2010 World Cup

Posted on by Christopher Harris

It’s only five days into the 2010 World Cup and the critics are already taking digs at the tournament. And most of those criticizing the World Cup are soccer lovers, not haters. I’ve had the good fortune to watch each … Continue reading

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Watch "The Two Escobars," June 22 on ESPN

Posted on by Christopher Harris

Next week on ESPN, the sports TV network, will debut its brand new documentary entitled “The Two Escobars,” the story of Andres Escobar, the talented Colombian soccer player who was tragically murdered after he scored an own goal in the … Continue reading

Should FIFA Ban the Vuvuzela for the Duration of the World Cup?

Posted on by Jesse Chula

Whether you’re new to the World Cup or you’re taking in your tenth finals, you’re sure to have noticed the incessant drone at matches this past weekend from the stadium horns known as vuvuzelas that are so common in South … Continue reading

Barney Ronay Interview: The World Cup

Posted on by Christopher Harris

Laurence McKenna, co-host of the EPL Talk and World Cup Buzz Podcasts, recently had a golden opportunity to sit down with one of the most remarkable English football writers and authors, Barney Ronay of The Guardian and When Saturday Comes. … Continue reading

Italy fight out a positive 1-1 draw

Posted on by Niccolo Conte

The Azzurri have played their first match, and while some will view the 1-1 draw result as a bad thing, the match was actually filled with positives for Italy. Although we’ve seen Germany demolish Australia 4-0, I think that the … Continue reading

England v USA Viewing Audience Beats First 4 Games Of NBA Finals

Posted on by Christopher Harris

Sunday we reported that ESPN’s viewing numbers for the first five games of the tournament were double the number from four years ago. And now there’s more good news as the TV ratings and updated audience numbers for Saturday and … Continue reading

World Cup Babes Partying in South Florida: Pictures

Posted on by Christopher Harris

The World Cup is synonymous with the best in soccer. But it’s also synonymous with a global celebration that brings soccer fans together to follow the beautiful game together. Cold beer, World Cup babes and soccer are a perfect combination, … Continue reading

USA v England, Recreated With Lego Characters: Video

Posted on by Christopher Harris

If you want to relive the highlights of the USA v England match in the opening game of the 2010 World Cup, check out this incredible video (see above). The video recreates the highlights of the game as played by … Continue reading

Where to Watch Germany World Cup Games in South Florida

Posted on by Christopher Harris

If you live in South Florida or if you’ll be here during the World Cup tournament, you can watch all of the Germany World Cup games live at Wowies Sports Grill located in Boca Raton, Florida (except the 7:30am games). … Continue reading

Where to Watch Spain World Cup Games in South Florida

Posted on by Christopher Harris

If you live in South Florida or if you’ll be here during the World Cup tournament, you can watch all of the Spain World Cup games live at Wowies Sports Grill located in Boca Raton, Florida. Wowies features 31 big … Continue reading

Where to Watch Italy World Cup Games in South Florida

Posted on by Christopher Harris

If you live in South Florida or if you’ll be here during the World Cup tournament, you can watch all of the Italy World Cup games live at Wowies Sports Grill located in Boca Raton, Florida. Wowies features 31 big … Continue reading

Weezer Releases “Represent,” Unofficial World Cup Theme for US Team

Posted on by Christopher Harris

Weezer may be best known for its hit single “Buddy Holly,” but what you may not know is that singer/songwriter Rivers Cuomo is also a massive soccer fan. Not only is he a big soccer fan, but he’s also a … Continue reading

Game Room at US National Team Hotel in South Africa: Video

Posted on by Christopher Harris

Now that the United States has put its game against England away, the men’s national team faces a agonizing wait until Friday when it plays its next game against Slovenia. While the US World Cup squad will be conducting rigorous … Continue reading

Mesut Özil: Birth of a Star

Posted on by Chris McQuade

When Germany lost Michael Ballack coming into this world cup, some commentators were writing them off, or at the very least not touting them as tournament favourites. Despite an excellent qualification campaign in a less than forgiving group Germany emerged … Continue reading

Take Me Out to the Ballgame – Week 12

Posted on by Peter C

As MLS heads into the World Cup hiatus(play resumes June 25), the Week 12 numbers look like this…   5 year comparison   Week 12 93 GP YTD   Avg +/- GP Avg +/- Avg +/- GP  2006   12,309    … Continue reading

USA v England World Cup Game Draws Big Ratings On ABC: Updated

Posted on by Christopher Harris

The 2010 World Cup clash between USA and England drew the fifth-best rating ever for a World Cup game. In addition to ranking behind the 1994 Romania-U.S. game (9.2), it trails only the 1994 Brazil-Italy final (12.8), the 1994 Brazil-U.S. game … Continue reading

FIFA's TV Coverage of World Cup Underwhelms

Posted on by Christopher Harris

FIFA, what are you doing? With a global population that is so used to the quality of the Premier League coverage on television, it’s ridiculous that FIFA’s TV replays are so poor. How many times in this tournament have we … Continue reading

Germany v Australia, 2010 World Cup: Open Thread

Posted on by Christopher Harris

This afternoon marks the opening game of the 2010 World Cup for Germany as they face a physically strong Australia side. Before, during or after the match, feel free to share your opinions and observations about the big match here. … Continue reading