Someone asked me how my blog and newspaper column came to be titled "Bleachers Brew". It's like this, it's an amalgam of sorts of two things: The bleachers area in the stadium/arena where I used to sit when I would watch baseball, football, and basketball games and Miles Davis' great jazz album Bitches Brew. That's how it got culled together. I originally planned on calling it "The View from the Big Chair" that is a nod to Tears For Fear's second album, Songs from the Big Chair. So there.

Friday, June 13, 2014

Not the start FIFA wanted to this World Cup because of Yuichi Nishimura

Four botched calls might have altered this World Cup. It turns out that Yuichi Nishimura has had other rough spots in international competition. During the 2008 African Nations Cup, he was physically shoved by Angolan players who disagreed with one of his calls. He didn't send off anyone of them at all. 

Two years later, Congolese fans also miffed at allegedly some bad calls that hurt their team mistakenly vandalized a Chinese restaurant. 

According to J-League fans, Nishimura has a penchant for awarding dubious penalties.

The question therefore is, how on earth did this guy make it to the South Africa and Brazil World Cups?

Make for Koman Coulibaly who cost the USA three points against Slovenia in the last World Cup.

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