Archive for the 'FIFA' Category

November 20th, 2014

Brazilian Nene Hilario and Washington Wizards are playing FIFA … On the Verizon Center Jumbotron!

My boys & I Playing FIFA at real big screen at Verizon @kevin_seraphin Otto. Jogando FIFA no telão da nosso estádio pic.twitter.com/ANQqQLI1B4— Nene Hilario (@NeneHilario42) November 20, 2014 Perfect. For all of the unfamiliar, Nene is the 6 foot 11, starting center for the Washington preofessional basketball team. He is also ...
November 19th, 2014

The FIFA Chronicles :: Qatar Bid Whistleblower Offered FBI Protection

Earlier today, Beans wrote a piece called The FIFA Chronicles that offers a pretty good perspective and asks some good questions that I'm sure a lot of us were thinking or a lot of the TOW readers have amongst themselves much like we discuss it over adult bevys. I happened to be doing a little thumb surfing on the twitter and saw this pop up ...
November 19th, 2014

The FIFA Chronicles

There has always been speculation that there is funny business going on with FIFA. Back handed deals, paying people off for votes, brown bags filled with cash. Questions about this sort of thing ain't nothing new. But what is going on right now is getting more and more crazy all the time. And yet somehow, it doesn't seem to be a major story yet. Or I ...
November 17th, 2014

FIFA ‘Whistleblowers’ Submit Formal Complaint

~~  The statement below says it all..... Bonita Mersiades, the former Australia 2022 executive who also gave evidence to Garcia on three occasions under condition that her anonymity would be protected, has also submitted a formal letter of complaint to him. “It says much about Fifa and those inside their tent that they felt it necessary to ...
November 17th, 2014

German Football League President Makes Serious Statement Against FIFA

~~ Said it before and I'll say it again, this report WILL become public.... There's just TOO much there (with people calling for the full release and the uproar after Eckert's 'summary' report) for someone not to leak it to the public somehow.... via Guardian The president of the German Football League has warned that Uefa’s 54 member nations ...
November 13th, 2014

Chief Ethics Investigator Michael Garcia Statement On FIFA Clearing 2018/2022 World Cup Bids

~~  I just can't see how Michael Garcia's FULL REPORT isn't going to see the light of day..... ESPECIALLY after this all went down in the last couple of days. Chief Ethics Investigator / New York District Attorney Michael Garcia said in a statement: "Today's decision by the chairman of the adjudicatory chamber contains numerous materially ...
October 18th, 2014

Hans-Joachim Eckert To Deliver His ‘Report’ To FIFA On 2018/2022 World Cup Bids

~~  So many questions, so little public answers..... But at the end of the day, raise your hand if you think Michael Garcia’s findings about the flawed 2018 and 2022 votes see the day of light at some point in the 'near' future?  I just can't see how, if this report is as explosive as it seems to be, it doesn't see the light of day....  Someone ...
October 7th, 2014

The FIFA Movie ‘United Passions’ Isn’t Doing So Well….

~~  I'll just let you take a look at this AP story.......  Seems like $27 million could have gone a long way for some other much needed projects....