Tag Archives: 2010 fifa world cup
- US footie squad under heavy security, US cheerleaders unprotected
June 12, 2010
Taking no chances on the issues of potential terrorism, journos looking to cover the US World Cup team at its presser in South Africa yesterday had to submit to having their crotches sniffed by dogs looking for explosives. Meanwhile, just one lone bulldog was on hand to monitor the donnybrook...
- Tragedy keeps Mandela From World Cup Opening Ceremony
June 11, 2010
32 teams 32 countries and minus one icon. As the FIFA World Cup Cermonies get ready to jump off, much excitement is buzzing around the globe. Sadly, there is much sorrow and disappointment as well. Nelson Mandela will not be giving his highly anticipated speech at the World Cup Opening...
- Two words rarely used together: Ladbrokes, excitement
May 29, 2010
So, someone seems to have informed Ladbrokes that there's this upcoming sporting event taking place in South Africa, and that they might want to get involved somehow. The end result is a £5M ad campaign (supposedly the largest in company history) that tries to convey the 'excitement' of placing a...
- Will 2010 be the year the World Cup finally breaks in U.S.?
May 22, 2010
It's one of life's bigger mysteries -- why, with every kid essentially required to play footie from the moment he/she can walk, do Americans show such little interest in the beautiful game as an adult spectator sport? Television execs in the U.S. are betting that this year's World Cup will...
- Malaysian gov’t playing footsie with proposed footie bets
May 7, 2010
The issue of legalized sports betting has been brewing in Malaysia for some time now, but with the 2010 FIFA World Cup (the supposed impetus behind the proposal) drawing ever nearer, you would think the country's deputy finance minister would be making more definitive statements than "This is not impossible."...
Tragedy keeps Mandela From World Cup Opening Ceremony
June 11, 2010