The bottom line is that anytime a representative of FIFA, UEFA or any of the top leagues/associations or clubs makes a comment regarding the 'good of the games' or quality of play you can be sure that they are only trying to protect their own interests. There is a lot of $$ to be made in world football and everyone wants to carve out a bigger slice of the pie for themselves.
posted by Seven at 12:10 PM on December 02
Once while in high school I was walking to the movies with a bunch of friends. Being Canadian we were naturally talking about hockey, specifically Don Cherry on Hockey Night in Canada. I said that I thought he was pretty funny, but that the collars on his shirts were stupid (or ugly or ridiculous, whatever). This huge guy walking with a beautiful woman about 15 feet in front of us turned around with a furious look at his face and sneered at me "Don't you ever say anything bad about Don Cherry again." This very angry man was Brad "Motor City Smitty" Smith - at the time one of the toughest guys in the NHL. Needless to say I wasn't about to start a debate about Don Cherry with this guy.
posted by Seven at 11:58 AM on November 21
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