*** Five-time FIFA Women’s World Player of the Year Marta is reportedly joining the Western New York Flash, the club announced Wednesday. This means that the Flash will at least register some spectacular goals before their eventual bankruptcy.
*** FIFA announces rights agreements with Al Jazeera. Apparently, from now on, all of Sepp Blatter’s future denials of wrongdoing and self-congratulatory harpings will be filmed with a home video camera and will be interspersed with footage of FIFA personnel running through tires and climbing obstacles whilst carrying AK-47 rifles.
*** According to Google News, over 5000 articles have been reproduced today regarding whether Andy Gray will provide commentary for EA Sports’ FIFA 12. Apparently, the source of repetitive generalities in a videogame is at least 20% more worthy of media coverage than the political turmoil presently rocking Egpyt.
*** Newspapers throughout Brazil claim that World Cup 2014 will pour billions into their economy and spark tremendous job growth. Meanwhile, Greece and virtually every other host of a worldwide sporting event, are having a good laugh (well that or fighting back riots over ‘austerity’ measures).