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FIFA exposed

Post by Soi Dog » Sun Jun 15, 2014 9:41 pm

This isn't just about this World Cup, so I'll put it in the General Chatter section. This is as much about corruption and thuggery concerning this supposed "non-profit organization" and others like it, which continue to most negatively affect the poorest parts of the planet.

English-born comedian John Oliver has a new weekly show on HBO that is always worth a view. Watch the whole 13 minute piece, it's worth it. FIFA's tactics may not be a surprise to soccer loving countries, but this topic might be somewhat new to Americans, who don't follow international futbol with any great interest.

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Re: FIFA exposed

Post by ExPenhMan » Sun Jun 15, 2014 10:09 pm

Superb for the football non-fan like me. But made me a fan of John Oliver. Now, if I only had HBO.
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Post by Cowshed Cowboy » Sun Jun 15, 2014 10:30 pm

Thanks for posting that Soi Dog, that is a really good clip nailing all the salient points of what's wrong with FIFA and some laugh out loud moments for me. :thumb:
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Re: FIFA exposed

Post by Soi Dog » Mon Jun 16, 2014 10:13 pm

After all the talk of the new stadiums not being ready, they look great on TV. Brazil will benefit from hosting this event. Plus they get to use the new stadiums and related infrastructure improvements for the Olympics coming up.
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Re: FIFA exposed

Post by flying chicken » Mon Jun 16, 2014 10:26 pm

Soi Dog wrote:This isn't just about this World Cup, so I'll put it in the General Chatter section. This is as much about corruption and thuggery concerning this supposed "non-profit organization" and others like it, which continue to most negatively affect the poorest parts of the planet.

English-born comedian John Oliver has a new weekly show on HBO that is always worth a view. Watch the whole 13 minute piece, it's worth it. FIFA's tactics may not be a surprise to soccer loving countries, but this topic might be somewhat new to Americans, who don't follow international futbol with any great interest.
My thought is the same without watching your posted Youtube.
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Re: FIFA exposed

Post by flying chicken » Mon Jun 16, 2014 10:28 pm

Soi Dog wrote:After all the talk of the new stadiums not being ready, they look great on TV. Brazil will benefit from hosting this event. Plus they get to use the new stadiums and related infrastructure improvements for the Olympics coming up.
Since you brought it up, I support the protest seeing how united they are.
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Re: FIFA exposed

Post by Soi Dog » Mon Jun 16, 2014 10:33 pm

flying chicken wrote:
Soi Dog wrote:After all the talk of the new stadiums not being ready, they look great on TV. Brazil will benefit from hosting this event. Plus they get to use the new stadiums and related infrastructure improvements for the Olympics coming up.
Since you brought it up, I support the protest seeing how united they are.
FIFA needs a complete rebuild. The terms should be more advantageous to the host country, especially in terms of the avoided tax revenue. If this is what the protests are about, then good on 'em.
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Re: FIFA exposed

Post by Rain Dog » Tue Jun 17, 2014 12:03 pm

Soi Dog wrote:This isn't just about this World Cup, so I'll put it in the General Chatter section. This is as much about corruption and thuggery concerning this supposed "non-profit organization" and others like it, which continue to most negatively affect the poorest parts of the planet.

English-born comedian John Oliver has a new weekly show on HBO that is always worth a view. Watch the whole 13 minute piece, it's worth it. FIFA's tactics may not be a surprise to soccer loving countries, but this topic might be somewhat new to Americans, who don't follow international futbol with any great interest.

John Oliver is funny. Ironically I first saw him today on an online video about the "Washington Redskins" name controversy.

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Re: FIFA exposed

Post by Garry.Crabtree » Tue Jun 17, 2014 12:44 pm

Thanks Soi Dog for posting that. I like John Oliver and its great to see him become so popular in the States.

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