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The 2013 America’s Cup 2013 is a Lie – This Empty “Village” Shows Why Mayor Ed Lee is So Furious

Monday, July 8th, 2013

I understand that Mayor Ed Lee has a cheerleading function as a part of his job. Fine.

But what’s this? What the Hell?

“We expect to have some 500,000 people on a daily basis…” 

Take a look on the YouTube, at around 9:30 and, mind you, this is AFTER everything blew up and people started realizing that the 2013 America’s Cup won’t be anywhere near as popular as advertised:

So, does Ed Lee actually believe that there’s a chance that the America’s Cup will attract anything close to a half million people “on a daily basis?”

No he does not.

So why did he say it?

Mmmm…

Anyway, here’s the so-called village on a day when it was supposed to full of so-called America’s Cup fans:

Word around City Hall is that befuddled Mayor Ed Lee, our very own Mr. Magoo, is a little peeved with Larry Ellison and the AC crew.

(Not that Ed Lee or his longtime minion and spokesmodel Christine Falvey would ever admit to there being the slightest problem with anything Ed Lee has ever done or been told to do by Willie Brown or Gavin Newsom or Rose Pak. To wit, Ed Lee’s failed “stop and frisk” proposals from last year. That one was just another feather in Ed Lee’s cap, per CF)

Oh well.

Now, what the heck is  America’s Cup: Economic Impacts of a Match on San Francisco Bay?Is it the “Independent Study” what everybody cites as proof of how great the AC is going to be?

I think it is!

Let’s take a look at the first line:

“The America’s Cup is the world’s third-largest sporting competition, after the Olympics and soccer’s World Cup.”

Here it is in the flesh:

So, let’s think about this here. I guess the bullshit Bay Area Council Economic Institute (BACEI) organization is allowing that the Summer Olympics and the World Cup just might possibly be bigger than an America’s Cup. But what about the Winter Olympics? Oh, and what about the Super Bowl?

Who actually believes that the America’s Cup, that thing that NBC needs to be paid in order to broadcast, is actually going to be bigger than a Super Bowl?

Nobody.

Not even the cheerleaders.

So why do they say these kinds of things?

All right here’s one more thing from the messed-up study what’s going to cost the taxpayers of San Francisco tens of millions of dollars. It discusses, and I’m srlsy, the “fleet of super yachts” what are going to be attracted to the bay area due to the America’s Cup, and then it talks about how much money we’re going to make by gassing them up and Windexing the shiny parts and stuff like that.

I’m srsly.

These cheerleaders are members of a modern day Cargo Cult and we’re all along for the ride.

Why are we funding Larry Ellison’s ego trip of a boat race?

To review, IRL:

The world’s most popular sport may be soccer, but in cold, hard dollars, nobody throws a party like the National Football League.

• 1. Super Bowl

• 2. Summer Olympics

• 3. FIFA World Cup

• 4. Daytona 500

• 5. Rose Bowl

• 6. NCAA Men’s Final Four

• 7. Winter Olympics Games

• 8. Kentucky Derby

• 9. World Series

• 10. NBA Finals”

The America’s Cup, you will note, is not on this list.

Oh well.

The Simpsons had a Monorail, We have the America’s Cup: “Benefits” Slashed 90% from $10 Billion

Tuesday, March 12th, 2013

Oh, no no no no no. The original estimate of the “economic benefits” (whatever the Hell that amorphous amorphism means) of the 34th America’s Cup was $9.9 B-as-in-boy billion.

Check it:

So that means that the supposed “benefits” of AC34 have dropped more than 90% as the costs continue to rise.

This mounting scandal is the talk of the town - it’ll be on Forum at 9:00 AM:

“America’s Cup organizers are falling short in their efforts to raise private donations to help pay for the cost of bringing the America’s Cup sailing competition to San Francisco — and that could leave the city on the hook for about $20 million. The Board of Supervisors holds hearings Wednesday to discuss the shortfall. Supporters say even without all of the promised private funds, the city still benefits financially from hosting the America’s Cup.

Host: Michael Krasny 

Guests:

  • Jane Sullivan, city spokesperson for the America’s Cup
  • John Avalos, San Francisco supervisor representing District 11″

In closing, fuck you, you deadbeat Larry Ellison.

And here’s the news from last year:

I understand that Mayor Ed Lee has a cheerleading function as a part of his job. Fine.

But what’s this? What the Hell?

“We expect to have some 500,000 people on a daily basis…” 

Just take a look on the YouTube, at around 9:30 and, mind you, this is AFTER everything blew up and people started realizing that the 2013 America’s Cup won’t be anywhere near as popular as advertised:

So, does Ed Lee actually believe that there’s a chance that the America’s Cup will attract anything close to a half million people “on a daily basis?”

No he does not.

So why does he say it?

Mmmm…

Now, speaking of cheerleading, @olivaglobal is the dude who was hired by the San Francisco Chronicle to promote the America’s Cup over the next 1.5 years. Here he goes:

That est was only for final match wknd. Rainy Tues est is 10K-20K LOL. Srsly look at plan.” 

So what’s the estimate, for real, for the crowd size on a off day during the AC? Appears as if these two AC34 cheerleaders are out of sync.

Now, speaking of studies, what the Hell is The America’s Cup: Economic Impacts of a Match on San Francisco Bay?Is it the “Independent Study” what everybody cites as proof of how great the AC is going to be?

I think it is!

Let’s take a look at the first line:

“The America’s Cup is the world’s third-largest sporting competition, after the Olympics and soccer’s World Cup.”

Here it is in the flesh:

So, let’s think about this here. I guess the bullshit Bay Area Council Economic Institute (BACEI) organization is allowing that the Summer Olympics and the World Cup just might possibly be bigger than an America’s Cup. But what about the Winter Olympics? Oh, and what about the Super Bowl?

Who actually believes that the America’s Cup, that thing where half the staff just got laid off and NBC needs to be paid in order to broadcast, is actually going to be bigger than a Super Bowl?

Nobody.

Not even the cheerleaders.

So why do they say these kinds of things?

All right here’s one more from the messed-up study what’s going to cost the taxpayers of San Francisco tens of millions of dollars. It discusses, and I’m srlsy, the “fleet of super yachts” what are going to be attracted to the bay area due to the America’s Cup, and then it talks about how much money we’re going to make by gassing them up and Windexing the shiny parts and stuff like that.

I’m srsly.

These cheerleaders are members of a modern day Cargo Cult and we’re all along for the ride.

And oh, we’re going to get the Golden State Warriors without funding the stadium at Piers 30-32? All right, so why then are we funding Larry Ellison’s ego trip of a boat race? Why are we allowing Him to get away with this?

I know not.

Screw the America’s Cup.

The world’s most popular sport may be soccer, but in cold, hard dollars, nobody throws a party like the National Football League.

• 1. Super Bowl

• 2. Summer Olympics

• 3. FIFA World Cup

• 4. Daytona 500

• 5. Rose Bowl

• 6. NCAA Men’s Final Four

• 7. Winter Olympics Games

• 8. Kentucky Derby

• 9. World Series

• 10. NBA Finals”

Is the America’s Cup Actually “the World’s Third-Largest Sporting Competition?” No – Why Does Mayor Ed Lee Lie to Us?

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2012

I understand that Mayor Ed Lee has a cheerleading function as a part of his job. Fine.

But what’s this? What the Hell?

“We expect to have some 500,000 people on a daily basis…” 

Take a look on the YouTube, at around 9:30 and, mind you, this is AFTER everything blew up and people started realizing that the 2013 America’s Cup won’t be anywhere near as popular as advertised:

So, does Ed Lee actually believe that there’s a chance that the America’s Cup will attract anything close to a half million people “on a daily basis?”

No he does not.

So why does he say it?

Mmmm…

Now, speaking of cheerleading, @olivaglobal is the dude who was hired by the San Francisco Chronicle to promote the America’s Cup over the next 1.5 years. Here he goes:

That est was only for final match wknd. Rainy Tues est is 10K-20K LOL. Srsly look at plan.” 

So what’s the estimate, for real, for the crowd size on a off day during the AC? Appears as if these two AC34 cheerleaders are out of sync.

Now, speaking of studies, what the Hell is The America’s Cup: Economic Impacts of a Match on San Francisco Bay?Is it the “Independent Study” what everybody cites as proof of how great the AC is going to be?

I think it is!

Let’s take a look at the first line:

“The America’s Cup is the world’s third-largest sporting competition, after the Olympics and soccer’s World Cup.”

Here it is in the flesh:

So, let’s think about this here. I guess the bullshit Bay Area Council Economic Institute (BACEI) organization is allowing that the Summer Olympics and the World Cup just might possibly be bigger than an America’s Cup. But what about the Winter Olympics? Oh, and what about the Super Bowl?

Who actually believes that the America’s Cup, that thing where half the staff just got laid off and NBC needs to be paid in order to broadcast, is actually going to be bigger than a Super Bowl?

Nobody.

Not even the cheerleaders.

So why do they say these kinds of things?

All right here’s one more from the messed-up study what’s going to cost the taxpayers of San Francisco tens of millions of dollars. It discusses, and I’m srlsy, the “fleet of super yachts” what are going to be attracted to the bay area due to the America’s Cup, and then it talks about how much money we’re going to make by gassing them up and Windexing the shiny parts and stuff like that.

I’m srsly.

These cheerleaders are members of a modern day Cargo Cult and we’re all along for the ride.

And oh, we’re going to get the Golden State Warriors without funding the stadium at Piers 30-32? All right, so why then are we funding Larry Ellison’s ego trip of a boat race? Why are we allowing Him to get away with this?

I know not.

Screw the America’s Cup.

 

The world’s most popular sport may be soccer, but in cold, hard dollars, nobody throws a party like the National Football League.

• 1. Super Bowl

• 2. Summer Olympics

• 3. FIFA World Cup

• 4. Daytona 500

• 5. Rose Bowl

• 6. NCAA Men’s Final Four

• 7. Winter Olympics Games

• 8. Kentucky Derby

• 9. World Series

• 10. NBA Finals”

All the Lies About the Already-Disappointing America’s Cup Boat Race in San Francisco Started with this Study from the BACEI

Friday, March 30th, 2012

All that fuss about the America’s Cup started with a grossly-distorted report from the Bay Area Council Economic Institute. Here’s the start of it:

“Executive Summary: The America’s Cup is the world’s third-largest sporting competition, after the Olympics and soccer’s World Cup.”

UH, WHO MADE THIS UP? WHO BELIEVES THIS? FIRST OF ALL, “THE OLYMPICS” IS ACTUALLY THE SUMMER OLYMPICS AND THE WINTER OLYMPICS, SO THE AMERICA’S CUP WOULD HAVE TO BE NUMBER FOUR AT BEST. SECOND OF ALL, NOBODY REALLY CARES ABOUT THE AMERICA’S CUP.* SO, THE “INDEPENDENT STUDY” FROM THE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE OF WHATEVER THE HELL CHEERLEADING ORGANIZATION STARTS OFF WITH A LIE. PAR FOR THE COURSE.

Securing hosting rights to the Cup is therefore a prestigious and economically significant prize for any community. 

NO, SEE, NO, YOU CAN’T DO THAT, YOU CAN’T START BUILDING YOUR CASE WITHOUT A FOUNDATION, CAN YOU? I SUPPOSE THAT IF ENOUGH PEOPLE BELIEVE THAT THE AMERICA’S CUP IS “PRESTIGIOUS” THEN IT WILL SOMEDAY BECOME SO, BUT WE’RE NOT AT THAT POINT YET. AC IS NO “PRIZE.”

The economic benefits of bringing the America’s Cup to San Francisco would come primarily through expenditures by racing syndicates, and through spending on hotels, restaurants, and retail and other services by both domestic and overseas visitors and Bay Area residents.

ALL RIGHT, THOSE TWO THINGS. BUT WHERE WILL THE DEFICITS COME FROM? WOULD YOU CARE TO DETAIL THOSE?

If the competition were to run for three months, this could lead to an additional 2.6 million spectators.

AND IF YOU START FLAPPING YOUR ARMS HARD ENOUGH, THIS COULD LEAD TO SUSTAINED FLIGHT.

While these impacts would be primarily concentrated in San Francisco, nearby counties such as Alameda, Marin, Napa, Sonoma, and San Mateo would also benefit from increased visitor and maritime activity. This report endeavours to provide estimates of the economic impact of an America’s Cup match on the San Francisco Bay. Other economists have paved the way by providing estimates of the economic impacts of previous America’s Cups, including an analysis of the economic impacts of the 32nd America’s Cup of 2007 in Valencia, Spain. Starting with that study as a rough guide, this analysis makes a number of assumptions: that infrastructure cost and spending will be several billion dollars less; that spectator attendance will be considerably larger; that the media’s presence will be larger; and that the presence of super yachts will likely be smaller.

UH, BUT NOBODY REALLY CARES ABOUT THE AMERICA’S CUP THOUGH, RIGHT? THIS THING IS A CRUSHING DISAPPOINTMENT ALREADY, RIGHT? WEREN’T THERE SUPPOSED TO BE 18 TEAMS? AND THEN THE ORGANIZERS LOWERED THE ENTRY FEE TO A TOKEN AMOUNT BUT THERE’S STILL VERY LITTLE INTEREST?

From this, we estimate that the increase in overall economic activity in San Francisco due to hosting an America’s Cup could be on the order of $1.37 billion.

AND IF YOU START FLAPPING YOUR ARMS HARD ENOUGH, THIS COULD LEAD TO SUSTAINED FLIGHT.

This is three times the estimated impact of hosting the Super Bowl ($300-$500 million).

NOW HOLD ON, PEOPLE ACTUALLY _LIKE_ THE SUPER BOWL, ARE WE CONFLATING THE TWO EVENTS HERE? AND ACTUALLY, NBC _PAYS_ THE NFL FOR THE RIGHTS TO AIR THE SUPERBOWL (SOME YEARS, ANYWAY) BUT THE AMERICA’S CUP PEOPLE ARE _PAYING NBC_ TO AIR THE AMERICA’S CUP, RIGHT? SO ISN’T THE AMERICA’S CUP KIND OF THE OPPOSITE OF THE SUPER BOWL?

The potential increase in employment surrounding the event could be on the order of 8,840 jobs.

AND NEXT MONTH, I’LL INCREASE THE NET WORTH OF ALL MY READERS, ALL 14 OF THEM, BY $8,840, YOU KNOW, I’LL JUST GIVE THEM ALL MONEY, POTENTIALLY.

This increase in output and employment would likely yield a benefit to state and local government coffers of nearly $85 million.

NOOOPE!

Additional taxes alone to the City’s General Fund are expected to net more than $13 million, based on more than $24 million in revenue, and an estimated $11 million in tourism related costs.

NICE USE OF PASSIVE VOICE THERE. EXPECTED BY WHOM?

Looking beyond the Bay Area, California’s economy would see increased economic activity of $1.43 billion. The U.S. economy as a whole would see increased economic activity of $1.85 billion.

AND WHAT ABOUT THE WORLD AS A WHOLE? IT’S A WIN-WIN, RIGHT? EVERYBODY WINS! HURRAY?

This increase would support the creation of 11,978 jobs.

UH, I THINK YOU MEAN GIGS, YOU KNOW, TEMPORARY EMPLOYMENT?

The figures produced here are likely to be compared to previous estimates indicating that hosting the Cup on the Bay would result in economic benefits to the region on the order of $9.9 billion.

UH, DO YOU HAVE A CITE FOR THIS PIE IN THE SKY? DOES SOMEBODY OUT THERE THINK THAT HOSTING LARRY’S LITTLE BOAT RACE IS AS GOOD AS BILL GATES GIVING US $10 BILLION? REALLY?

We have consciously made an effort to be conservative in our analysis and to evaluate economic impacts for which there is a factual basis and which would be unique to the venue of the San Francisco Bay, and by focusing on readily quantifiable benefits as opposed to those that are more speculative.

WOW, CONSCIOUSLY? LET’S HOPE YOU DIDN’T STRAIN YOURSELVES.

WHOEVER WROTE THIS REPORT IS DELUSIONAL.

SIMPLY.

*NOW, WHAT ABOUT EVENTS BIGGER THAN THE POORLY-NAMED AMERICA’S CUP? HEY HOW ABOUT SOMETHING CALLED UEFA? I THINK THAT’S GOING ON RIGHT NOW IN EUROPE. PUT THAT ON YOUR LIST OF SPORTS BIGGER THAN LIL LARRY’S BACKYARD BOAT RACE.

The world’s most popular sport may be soccer, but in cold, hard dollars, nobody throws a party like the National Football League.

• 1. Super Bowl

• 2. Summer Olympics

• 3. FIFA World Cup

• 4. Daytona 500

• 5. Rose Bowl

• 6. NCAA Men’s Final Four

• 7. Winter Olympics Games

• 8. Kentucky Derby

• 9. World Series

• 10. NBA Finals”

Word from Spain: Most of Real Madrid’s Big Soccer Stars are Coming to Candlestick August 4th

Monday, July 26th, 2010

Here’s the latest about the big soccer match coming to town on August 4th. Word comes from Spain saying that the bulk of their famous roster is coming to town. Per Francisco Hernández, Director of Online strategy for Real Madrid C.F.:

“It’s hard to say, but in principle most of the stars will be in the game. This game is not a ‘show game’ but a pre-season game. Do not miss it!”

So we might not get to see all the big stars from R.M.C.F., necessarily, but this will still be a big match.

That’s the latest. See you there!

Cristiano Ronaldo on Roster to Play at Candlestick: Real Madrid vs. Club America, August 4th

Saturday, July 24th, 2010

San Francisco can look forward to more famous soccer players coming to town for the big Real Madrid vs. Club America match coming to San Francisco on Wednesday night, August, 4, 2010.

Tickets start at $35. This could be a popular event, the way things are going…

And look, they’ll have their new uniforms:

Cristiano Ronaldo, plays as a forward for Spanish club Real Madrid and serves as captain of the Portuguese national team. Ronaldo currently holds the distinction of being the most expensive player in football history after being transferred from Manchester United to Real Madrid. (PRNewsFoto/Marquez Brothers Entertainment)

Kaka, is a Brazilian football midfielder who currently plays for Real Madrid and the Brazilian national team. Kaka won the Ballon d’Or and FIFA World Player of the Year awards in 2007. In addition to his contributions on the pitch, Kaka is known for his humanitarian work. (PRNewsFoto/Marquez Brothers Entertainment)

All the deets. See you there!

Real Madrid Announces USA 2010 Tour Roster

Spanish Soccer Giant to Play Club America August 4th in San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO, July 24  — World Entertainment Sport Promotions, Marquez Brothers Entertainment and El Mexicano Brand Cheeses are pleased to announce that the world’s top soccer club, Real Madrid, will face-off against Mexico’s Club America in San Francisco on August 4th at 8pm.

Real Madrid announced the team roster for the 2010 USA Tour and the list includes their entire squad that features the following international soccer superstars:

 CRISTIANO RONALDO - Captain of Portugal’s National Team
 KAKA - Brazil national team
 IKER CASILLAS - Captain – Spain’s national team, goalkeeper
 ANGEL DI MARIA -  Argentina national team
 XABI ALONSO -   Spanish national team
 GONZALO HIGUAIN - Argentina national team
 RAFAEL VAN DER VAART -  Netherlands national Team
 ALVARO ARBELOA - Spain national team
 SERGIO RAMOS-   Spain national team
 FERNANDO GAGO -   Spain national team
 MAHAMADOU DIARRA -  Captain of Mali national team
 LASSANA DIARRA -   France national team
 KARIM BENZEMA -     France national Team

Real Madrid is widely considered to be the world’s top soccer club, led by legendary new coach Jose Mourinho, who won the 2010 Champions League as head coach of Inter Milan.  Mourinho is known to soccer fans worldwide as, “The Special One”.  Real Madrid has won 30 league Championships, 17 Spanish Copa del Rey titles and 9 European Cup/Champions League titles.

Tickets start at $35 and are on sale at Ticketmaster.com, phones and Ticketmaster outlets.  

Real Madrid vs Club America is presented by El Mexicano Brand Cheeses.

World Entertainment Sport Promotions, LLC (WESP) with corporate offices in Gilbert, Arizona is an international promoter of sport and entertainment events, with particular emphasis on soccer international events across the World. WESP is dedicated to bring value-priced, world-class events to educated consumers.

Marquez Brothers, International Inc.,with corporate offices in San Jose, California, is a manufacturer of El Mexicano cheeses and food products.  Marquez Brothers Entertainment is a promoter and producer of special events presenting the best in concerts, dances, soccer matches and rodeos.  The “El Mexicano” name represents quality food products for the entire family.

More Details on the Big RealMadrid vs. Club America Soccer Match on August 4th

Monday, July 19th, 2010

This club match at Candlestick on the night of August 4th, 2010  is looking good. All your faves are “scheduled to appear,” so what else can you ask for at this point?  

Ahora, en Español: MBE SOCCER SPANISH 60 S. Crank it up while you check out the poster:

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!Miércoles, Miércoles, Miércoles!

Places to get tickets, after the jump.

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Excellent World Cup Reaction Pics from San Francisco Photographer Charles Russo

Wednesday, July 14th, 2010

As promised, excellent World Cup 2010 reaction pics from San Francisco photographer Charles Russo can be found here.

Enjoy.

Paraguay goes one up over Japan as seen on the big screen at Civic Center:

via Charlierusso.com

World’s Best Soccer Team, Real Madrid, Plays Club America on August 4, 2010 at Candlestick Park

Tuesday, July 6th, 2010

(To begin, let’s crank the Beyoncé en Espanol in another window – that’s something both colonist and colonizer can enjoy.)

Real Madrid Club de Fútbol will play the Washington Generals, Club America, Mexico’s Club América. Check it:

This will undoubtedly be the biggest club soccer match in the history of Northern California,” said Gustavo Marquez, one of the promoters of the event.”

Alta California in the hiz-ouse, boy-eeeee. Here’s the new roster of Real Madrid players who are coming to San Francisco, people like Cristiano Ronaldo, Kaka, and Iker Casillas.

And here’s the poster and some info telling you where you can buytickets.

Supposeably, you can get seats for $35 per, but the cheapest tickets I could find on TicketMonster were $55 plus a $10 service charge plus a $3 printing fee. Oh well. You might be able to get some sort of Club America fan discount  – check out the local sponsors if you want…

So go on in and enjoy!

Real Madrid vs Club America in San Francisco. Historic International Soccer Match at Candlestick Park on August 4th, 2010.

SAN FRANCISCO – World Entertainment Sport Promotions, LLC, Marquez Brothers Entertainment and El Mexicano brand products are pleased to announce that the world’s top soccer club, Real Madrid, will face-off against Mexico’s Club America in San Francisco on August 4th at 8pm.

“We at Marquez Brothers International are proud to be able to bring Real Madrid to the bay area for their first ever match here,” proclaimed President and CEO Gustavo Marquez. “This will undoubtedly be the biggest club soccer match in the history of Northern California.”

Real Madrid is widely considered to be the world’s top soccer club with 10 players participating in this year’s World Cup.   Led by legendary coach Jose Mourinho, Real Madrid features a who’s who of worldwide soccer superstars including Portuguese National Team Captain Cristiano Ronaldo, Spanish goalkeeper Iker Casillas, Brazilian midfielder Kaka, Argentine forward Gonzalo Higuain and Dutch midfielder Rafael Van der Vaart, among others.  Real Madrid has won 30 league Championships, 17 Spanish Copa del Rey titles and 9 European Cup/Champions League titles.

“We are pleased to bring soccer’s best to San Francisco for this high-profile match,” said Manny Arias, Partner of World Entertainment Sport Promotions and former professional soccer player.  “Get ready to see some amazing soccer. We invite all sports fans to join us at Candlestick Park to witness Real Madrid vs Club America on this momentous occasion.”

Club America is considered Mexico’s most popular club when it comes to fan support, history and quality play. They play their home games in AztecaStadium, the largest stadium in Latin America, and the fifth largest in the world.  National team goaltender, Guillermo “Memo” Ochoa and midfield veteran Pavel Pardo represent two of Mexico’s best in dedication, skill and physical ability.

Club America’s history is decorated with 33 championships, including 10 in the professional era and 4 in the amateur area of the Mexican League.  Returning Head Coach Manuel Lapuente will most certainly have Club America ready for this rare opportunity to prove the competitive level of Mexico’s top squad.

Tickets start at $35 and go on sale on Saturday, July 3rd at 2 pm at Ticketmaster.com phones and Ticketmaster retail outlets.   For additional information visit www.ElMexicanoPresents.com.  Real Madrid vs Club America is presented by El Mexicano Brand Food Products.

World Entertainment Sport Promotions, LLC (WESP) with corporate offices in Gilbert, Arizona is an international promoter of sport and entertainment events, with particular emphasis on soccer international events across the World. WESP is dedicated to bring value-priced, world-class events to educated consumers.

Marquez Brothers International, Inc., with corporate offices in San Jose, California, is a manufacturer of El Mexicano cheeses and food products.  Marquez Brothers Entertainment is a promoter and producer of special events presenting the best in concerts, dances, soccer matches and rodeos.  The “El Mexicano” name represents quality food products for the entire family.”

Monto en su ciudad en un Trojan Horse negro grande
Estoy mirando para divertirme cierto
Una cierta clase de cópula pronta a disparar
“Saludos de Club America que usted” dice que la muchacha en la puerta
“Nosotros acepta todas las mentiras importantes
Amamos cualquier clase de fraude
Enciéndase tan adentro y goce…
Enciéndase adentro y goce!!!”

I ride into your town on a big black trojan horse
I’m looking to have some fun
Some kind of trigger-happy intercourse
“Club America salutes you” says the girl on the door
“We accept all major lies
We love any kind of fraud
So go on in and enjoy…
Go on in and enjoy!!!”

Thousands of Disappointed U.S. Soccer Fans Turned Away from Civic Center

Saturday, June 26th, 2010

I don’t know, I think they could have figured out a way to have Pride Weekend and the World Cup at the same place at the same time this A.M.

Or, in other words:

How the hell is there no large venue showing this match?”

They were still setting up this stage when the action started in South Africa:

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Fans forced indoors tried to make the best of it, craning their necks as if they were in the front row of a Metreon movie theatre:

(Of course, batting practice precluded AT&T Park’s JumboTron from showing the contest.)

Fans arriving at Civic Center this morning were told to go to “some bar” to catch the match. One fan announced that he was “mega-bummed.”

Oh well…