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Paul the Octopus made his name by trumping well-established investment banks' predictions about which team will win the World Cup.
Dan Abbate is a fan of the grill. What he’s not a fan of is having his hot dogs roll off the grill. So the entrepreneur came up with a wacky idea: A Big Hot Dog.
Finally! A constructive use for that annoying World Cup buzz. Take THAT, Tony Hayward — and you, too, Grandpa Who Likes Lady Gaga!
The U.S. soccer team's run in the World Cup came to an agonizing conclusion against Ghana on Saturday, but unlike many of the major European nations competing, the team can at least head home with their heads held high. And none more so than coach Bob Bradley, who has offered myriad leadership lessons over the course of the two weeks the U.S. team was involved at the world's most-watched sporting event.
As the U.S. men’s national team get ready to take on Ghana this weekend, the most famous artifact in American soccer history is on my mind. You don’t have to be a soccer aficionado to figure out that I’m talking about Brandi Chastain’s bra.
You’d be hard pressed to find any television on Wall Street not tuned to the US-Algeria game yesterday. And it showed.
Landon Donovan scores in stoppage time against Algeria this morning and the United States advances to the next round in the World Cup. So who are the big winners besides the US team themselves?
Landon Donovan scored in the first minute of stoppage time off a rebound, advancing the United States to the second round at the World Cup with a 1-0 win over Algeria.
For the past four years, Mark Titus has done a great job becoming the world’s most famous walk-on. When blogs got hot, he was there with Club Trillion. When lack of playing time didn’t allow him to display his skills, he took to YouTube with one of the most hilarious videos you’ll ever see.
Ireland’s Graeme McDowell broke a 40-year European drought by winning the US Open on Sunday. I sat down with him to talk about the business side of golf.
The World Cup won't ban the bane of soccer viewers—the vuvuzela. ESPN/ABC may tweak the sound mix to filter out some of the noise from the ubiquitous South African horns, and the BBC may try to nix the blowhard audio altogether.
When major sports events collide with the market day ... sigh ... business coverage is pretty much the loser.
Ronaldo has already been linked to Paris Hilton and Kim Kardashian, but I've never heard of him. Neither have most Americans. You'll be hearing a lot more about him. Or, maybe I should say, you'll be seeing a lot more of him.
For the fourth straight year, Major League Baseball will beat out the National Football League in licensing revenue this year, according to Ira Mayer, publisher of The Licensing Letter, an industry trade publication that focuses on the licensing business.
It is definitely one of the most annoying sounds in all of sports. Yes, all of us who have been watching the World Cup now know what a Vuvuzela is. If you haven't, picture 60,000 bumble bees buzzing at the same time for 90 straight minutes while you're trying to watch a soccer game.
ESPN is going all out for the World Cup. They've sent 300 employees to South Africa and will, for the first time ever, broadcast all 64 games from the host site. I talked to John Skipper, the ESPN's executive vice president for content, about the push.
It's official, I am no musician. The African trumpet, otherwise known as the vuvuzela, has been my downfall.
Do you know your Laduma from your Vuvuzela? Your Diski from your Makarapa? And why is everyone in Johannesburg screaming Bafana Bafana at me?
The popularity of NCAA Final Four brackets on Wall Street is well known, mixing the trading floor's love of gambling and sports. But with the World Cup just around the corner, PCs and TV monitors in global financial centers will be tuned to all the latest from South Africa.
Last month, I wrote about how companies and PR executives weren’t making the cut when it came to getting the attention of reporters in this world of increasing clutter. As an example of a company doing it right, I talked about Jack Daniels announcing its new partnership with golfer Trevor Immelman by putting my name on a bottle of Gentleman Jack, with a note from Immelman himself.