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Monday, June 9, 2014

World Cup schedule in text or csv format

If anyone is looking for an easy location to download the Brazil world cup schedule in either text or csv

Feel free to cut and paste below (its in New York EDT so -4UTC)

Looking forward to seeing you all at www.LiveWorldCupChat.com during the games


Date Time Start (ET) Round Team 1 Team 2
6/12/2014 16:00 GROUP A Brazil Croatia
6/13/2014 12:00 GROUP A Mexico Cameroon
6/13/2014 15:00 GROUP B Spain Netherlands
6/13/2014 18:00 GROUP B Chile Australia
6/14/2014 12:00 GROUP C Colombia Greece
6/14/2014 21:00 GROUP C Côte d’Ivoire Japan
6/14/2014 15:00 GROUP D Uruguay Costa Rica
6/14/2014 18:00 GROUP D England Italy
6/15/2014 12:00 GROUP E Switzerland Ecuador
6/15/2014 15:00 GROUP E France Honduras
6/15/2014 18:00 GROUP F Argentina Bosnia-Herzegovina
6/16/2014 15:00 GROUP F Iran Nigeria
6/16/2014 12:00 GROUP G Germany Portugal
6/16/2014 18:00 GROUP G Ghana USA
6/17/2014 12:00 GROUP H Belgium Algeria
6/17/2014 18:00 GROUP H Russia South Korea
6/17/2014 15:00 GROUP A Brazil Mexico
6/18/2014 18:00 GROUP A Cameroon Croatia
6/18/2014 15:00 GROUP B Spain Chile
6/18/2014 12:00 GROUP B Australia Netherlands
6/19/2014 12:00 GROUP C Colombia Côte d’Ivoire
6/19/2014 18:00 GROUP C Japan Greece
6/19/2014 15:00 GROUP D Uruguay England
6/20/2014 12:00 GROUP D Italy Costa Rica
6/20/2014 15:00 GROUP E Switzerland France
6/20/2014 18:00 GROUP E Honduras Ecuador
6/21/2014 12:00 GROUP F Argentina Iran
6/21/2014 18:00 GROUP F Nigeria Bosnia-Herzegovina
6/21/2014 15:00 GROUP G Germany Ghana
6/22/2014 18:00 GROUP G USA Portugal
6/22/2014 12:00 GROUP H Belgium Russia
6/22/2014 15:00 GROUP H South Korea Algeria
6/23/2014 16:00 GROUP A Cameroon Brazil
6/23/2014 16:00 GROUP A Croatia Mexico
6/23/2014 12:00 GROUP B Australia Spain
6/23/2014 12:00 GROUP B Netherlands Chile
6/24/2014 16:00 GROUP C Japan Colombia
6/24/2014 16:00 GROUP C Greece Côte d’Ivoire
6/24/2014 12:00 GROUP D Italy Uruguay
6/24/2014 12:00 GROUP D Costa Rica England
6/25/2014 16:00 GROUP E Honduras Switzerland
6/25/2014 16:00 GROUP E Ecuador France
6/25/2014 12:00 GROUP F Nigeria Argentina
6/25/2014 12:00 GROUP F Bosnia-Herzegovina Iran
6/26/2014 12:00 GROUP G USA Germany
6/26/2014 12:00 GROUP G Portugal Ghana
6/26/2014 16:00 GROUP H South Korea Belgium
6/26/2014 16:00 GROUP H Algeria  Russia
6/28/2014 12:00 ROUND of 16 1A 2B
6/28/2014 16:00 ROUND of 16 1C 2D
6/29/2014 12:00 ROUND of 16 1B 2A
6/29/2014 16:00 ROUND of 16 1D 2C
6/30/2014 12:00 ROUND of 16 1E 2F
6/30/2014 16:00 ROUND of 16 1G 2H
7/1/2014 12:00 ROUND of 16 1F 2E
7/1/2014 16:00 ROUND of 16 1H 2H
7/4/2014 16:00 Quarter-Finals W49 W50
7/4/2014 12:00 Quarter-Finals W53 W54
7/5/2014 16:00 Quarter-Finals W51 W52
7/5/2014 12:00 Quarter-Finals W55 W56
7/8/2014 16:00 Semi-Finals W57 W58
7/9/2014 16:00 Semi-Finals W59 W60
7/12/2014 16:00 3rd Place & Final L61 L62
7/13/2014 15:00 3rd Place & Final W61 W62

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Thursday, June 5, 2014


From Dan Primacks post Thursday June the 5th

*** Football finance: One of my favorite parts of spending time in New York is that all sorts of interesting people filter through the Fortune offices. Yesterday it was NFL star Vernon Davis, who this week “went public.” Or, to be more specific, a Fantex tracking stock bearing his name went public.

discussed Fantex before but, for the uninitiated, here is the basic summary: Fantex basically allows investors to bet on a pro athlete’s future earnings (both during and after his playing career). It creates tracking stocks that list via IPO, with most of the offering proceeds going to the athlete via a one-time up-front payment. The athlete is then required to give a predetermined percentage of future earnings to Fantex, which also manages a trading system on which shares can trade. For Davis, it was a $4 million payout for a 10% earnings cut. The offering closed in April, with Fantex yesterday announcing a 70% per share dividend.

Davis says that the opportunity was first presented to him via his agent, and believes that it is just another way for him to better ensure his financial future (he also owns a Jamba Juice, sports club and several other ventures). He adds that he’s heard several teammates discussing Fantex, but that he steered clear of those conversations so as to not violate any SEC rules. A few other notes from our conversation, which also included Fantex founder and CEO Buck French:

• Davis did not go on the road show itself. I’m not entirely clear why, but French suggested it relates to the fact that Davis isn’t actually a Fantex employee or representative. He is, essentially, the product.

• French says that the top geographic market for Davis share purchases was New York, followed by San Francisco. Suggests to me that some “real” investors are involved here, not just Bay Area parents buying stock for their 49ers-obsessed kids (kind of like that Boston Celtics stock my grandfather once purchased for me).

• French took issue with the notion that NFL players are a poor investment, due to short career spans. He says that the average career for a Pro Bowler like Davis is 11.7 years, while the average first-round pick (which Davis also was) has an average 9.4 year career. That said, it sounds a bit like golf may be the next sport Fantex gets involved with.

Fantex sure is an interesting idea, it will be interesting to see in the long run how many players they can get to sign up for this.