The Buzz Heard 'Round the World -- Cup

The Buzz Heard 'Round the World -- Cup

There are 6 comments on the CBS News story from Jun 14, 2010, titled The Buzz Heard 'Round the World -- Cup. In it, CBS News reports that:

If you've watched any of the World Cup matches from South Africa, the answer is no -- there's nothing wrong with your TV.

Join the discussion below, or Read more at CBS News.

Botha

Cospicua, Malta

#1 Jun 15, 2010
These blacks can even ruin your TV from 10,000 miles away.
They won't even let you watch a football soccer game on TV without having to turn the sound off.
So much for the world cup organised in Africa for the first time.
These savages never learn.

“Uroplatus Phantasticus”

Since: Feb 08

Glenwood, South Africa

#2 Jun 15, 2010
Botha wrote:
These blacks can even ruin your TV from 10,000 miles away.
They won't even let you watch a football soccer game on TV without having to turn the sound off.
So much for the world cup organised in Africa for the first time.
These savages never learn.
The sound can be almost tuned out by changing the equaliser settings on your TV.
I tried it and it works to some degree. Decreases the sound of the vuvu's to an acceptable level.

“Uroplatus Phantasticus”

Since: Feb 08

Glenwood, South Africa

#3 Jun 15, 2010
Drop the 300hz, Samsung TV's, and raise the others.
Drowns out the vu's but not other sounds.
Works on LG as well.
BigGuy

Blacksburg, VA

#4 Jun 15, 2010
Why are there so many EMPTY SEATS at all the games?

The government budget for the SWC was 3 billion and now they have spent 40 billion on the stupid Soccer World Cup already. So they bought themselves another 10 million in tickets with tax money - and now everyone wants to know if there will be a profit! Ha Hahahahah

“Uroplatus Phantasticus”

Since: Feb 08

Durban, South Africa

#5 Jun 16, 2010
BigGuy wrote:
Why are there so many EMPTY SEATS at all the games?
The government budget for the SWC was 3 billion and now they have spent 40 billion on the stupid Soccer World Cup already. So they bought themselves another 10 million in tickets with tax money - and now everyone wants to know if there will be a profit! Ha Hahahahah
Only people likely to see a profit are working for FIFA.
There were always going to be empty seats considering the distance travelled, economics and price of the tickets.
If you add the people outside in the fan parks?
What the organisers should have done is to subtract those seats from the stadium that are represented by the fans in the fan parks. Voila.. full stadium!
Actually I am surprised how full the stadia have been so far.
Botha

Cospicua, Malta

#6 Jun 16, 2010
I think the stadium tickets are only a fraction of the income in such a global event. The big money comes from the rights sold to TV stations all over the world to show the games live.
Of course most, if not all of this money, goes to FIFA the organisers.

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