Tuesday, July 11, 2006

World Cup Ratings Falter In The US

US ratings for the World Cup beat the 2000 ratings (when the game was held early in the morning) but were well below the '94 ratings. About 12 million people watched as compared to 17 mil that year, despite the ideal timing of the game on a Sunday afternoon. I expected much better. Oh and the Italian player says he didn't call Zidane a terrorist -- he just allegedly told Zidane to go fuck himself and perhaps said he hoped Zidane's mother would die (she'd just gone into the hospital). The player says mothers are sacred to him and he didn't mention her at all. So why doesn't he just say what he said? FIFA is investigating and it's gonna be a he said-he said situation anyway, so why let Zidane get the first word?

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