Posts in category "2010 World Cup"

Uh-Oh....the Soccer Haters won't like this one bit

Ratings have been released for yesterday’s Spain-Holland World Cup final and they are impressive.  The match drew the highest ratings of any soccer telecast ever in US history.  It also bested the total audience for USA v Ghana by almost 5 million viewers, proving that interest was not based solely on the progression of the... Read more »

World Cup Bracket Pool Winner

  The World Cup is over and football has a new champion.  Spain claimed their first World Cup title becoming only the 8th nation to do so.  “The Lester Long All Stars” won the Fire Confidential bracket pool thereby winning the Nike USA jersey.  The winner can email me (you know who you are) with... Read more »

Ghana 2 USA 1

USA’s run in the World Cup ended today with a thrilling extra time loss to Ghana.  Although it was a disappointing outcome, the Americans can hold their heads high in knowing that they  can compete at the highest level of the game on the World Stage.  Several missed opportunities and an early give away by Ricardo... Read more »

Media Watch

Here are a few doozies…….. This guy thinks the Ryder Cup is exciting but soccer will never make it.  This is an unbiased article but it contains some truly assinine comments from the jackal known as Glen Beck.  Not necessarily negative, but a buzz kill nonetheless. This guy should probably stick to the NBA.  He’s... Read more »

Landon, Justice, and the American Way

  After 90 excruciating, nail biting minutes (not to mention a 4 plus day wait after Coulibaly-gate) Landon Donovan gave the USA a much deserved goal and passage into the knock out stages of the World Cup.  The goal and eventual result was a just outcome and has placed the beautiful game on the forefront... Read more »

World Cup Watch Parties IV

World Cup Watch Parties IV
USA v Ghana! The Fire and Section 8 are hosting a World Cup watch party on Saturday at Nisei Lounge (3439 N. Sheffield).  Nisei is also hosting Mexico v Argentina on Sunday. Fado Irish Pub, 100 W. Grand Galway Arms, 2442 N. Clark Ginger’s Ale House, 3801 N. Ashland The Globe Pub, 1931 W. Irving Park... Read more »

World Cup Watch Parties III

Fire/Section 8 Watch Party The Fire and Section 8 are hosting a watch party for the USA v Algeria match on Wednesday.  The party location is Union Park Lounge, 228 S. Racine, and will feature an all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet and 1 ticket for the Real Salt Lake match combo for $30.  If you plan on... Read more »

More Random World Cup Thoughts

Wednesday’s USA v Algeria match will take place at the same time as the England v Slovenia match.  ESPN will air the USA match at 8:30 am while ESPN2 carries the Brits.  We’ll know the fate of Group C by 10:30 on Wednesday….I’m counting the minutes.  It seems Bob Bradey is contemplating moving Clint Dempsey... Read more »

MLS Referees Can Now Say They Are Better Than World Cup Referees

I’m not sure when the last time this happened (if ever) but at the conclusion of the USA v Slovenia match today I was left pining for the likes of Brian Hall, Abbey Okulaja, Terry Vaugh, and Kevin Stott.  If FIFA is going to insist on assigning incompetent referees to World Cup matches it would... Read more »

More World Cup Viewing Parties Updated

More World Cup Viewing Parties Updated
USA USA – Slovenia kicks off at 9:00 am on Friday.  Several locations in Chicago are showing the match. Harry Caray’s Tavern – Nay Pier (opens at 8am with 30 LCD screens and a chance to win signed Fire merchandise and giveaways) Bull & Bear – 431 N. Wells Fado Irish Pub – 100 W.... Read more »