Villa seems comfortable on the ball… Sitting here watching Uruguay’s Luís Suárez bury the ball (his second goal = !!!) into the back of the net, I’m thinking to myself: “Boy, he sure didn’t seem to have any controlling the Jabulani .” But never mind, for , world ’s generally inept governing body—remember, this is the same body that refuses to allow goal line technology !—has finally come out and said it : “FIFA is not unreceptive about what has been said about the ball.” The organization now plans to talk to players, team officials, and the ball’s manufacturer, Adidas , after the tournament. The question is: is the ball crocked? The funny thing is, if there’s anyone “to blame” about the Jabulani, it’s FIFA itself! Adidas can’t sit in its laboratories and create a ball out of think air. FIFA sets standards and regulations and the various manufacturers meet these standards. The Jabulani meets FIFA regulations, so to blame Adidas for the ball would be like blaming a French Press from making too delicious coffee: that’s what it’s designed to do! And it’s not like the Jabulani is new, having been used in Germany’s Bundesliga since last December

be7ce467eevillaj.jpg 350x233 FIFA says it will investigate the Jabulani ball after the World Cup. Maybe it should investigate itself while it’s at it?

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FIFA says it will investigate the Jabulani ball after the World Cup. Maybe it should investigate itself while it’s at it?