Category Archives: world cup

$9 Billion Dollars in Insurance for the South African World Cup?

We have been discussing the World Cup in South Africa for the past few months here at SBPDL. In fact, we have already declared that event to be a monumental failure based upon the amount of money spent to ensure … Continue reading

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The South African World Cup: A Real Life "District 9" Situation

It starts in but four days. Once, this website dared point out similarities between the movie District 9 and Haiti. We were wrong… South Africa is District 9. One reader of this website asked why we spend so much time … Continue reading

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World Cup Preview (Part 2): The South African World Cup Already a Failure

Is it wrong to call the World Cup in South Africa – an event hasn’t even started yet – a failure? No. It is not. We are told by Time magazine’s Managing Editor Richard Stengel that Nelson Mandela is the … Continue reading

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One Game Changes Everything

If you watch ESPN, you have seen this tag line for the 2010 World Cup quite frequently – One Game Changes Everything. The idea behind this marketing strategy is to imply that with the first game being played in South … Continue reading

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The Impending Collapse of South Africa and the Implications for the 2010 World Cup

We at SBPDL went on record that a Nelson Mandela death prior to the 2010 World Cup would ruin the chances of a successful futbol (soccer) tournament in that downtrodden nation. But two months away from the first kick, soccer … Continue reading

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A Scenario of Sheer Horror – Nelson Mandela Dying Before the 2010 World Cup in South Africa

We are three months out from the start of the 2010 FIFA World Cup and the world is anxiously awaiting the opportunity to celebrate the first occurrence of this soccer competition to be played on the African Continent. The lone … Continue reading

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