“I own a physical asset.” Yes, you do. In both cases you own a physical asset. As an owner of a stock, you own a portion of the company. New Jabulani ball has been criticized by players ahead of World Cup starting on 11 JuneGoalkeepers Iker Casillas and David James have led players’ complaints about the ballDesigner Andy Harland believes altitude causes more problems for players than the ballFIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke has also defended the Adidas productLondon, England (CNN) Tradition dictates that with every World Cup there is a new official ball used for the tournament. But it seems that with every new ball there also comes a great deal of controversy.It is hard to think of a World Cup that has gone by where a player or a coach has not complained about the ball.In 2002, the Adidas “Fevernova” used in South Korea and Japan was lighter than those used before and was believed to help the more technical players, with Italy’s goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon labeling it as a “ridiculous kiddie’s bouncing ball.”And in 2006, Germany goalkeeper Oliver Kahn claimed that the same company’s heavier “Teamgeist” ball was “built in favor of the strikers.”So after players got hold of the “Jabulani” launched for use at the 2010 tournament which begins in South Africa on June 11, and played with for the first time by teams this week the early signs are that this orb will prove no exception.After his team’s warm up win against Saudi Arabia last Sunday, Spain goalkeeper Iker Casillas unfavorably compared the Jabulani which translates as “to celebrate” in Zulu to a beach ball.Since playing with it in his team’s friendly with Japan at the weekend, England’s David James has become the latest of a number of high profile goalkeepers along with Buffon and Brazil’s Julio Cesar voicing their concerns over the ball.”The ball is dreadful,” the 39 year old told reporters. “There are undoubtedly going to be some goals scored in this tournament which in previous tournaments with different balls wouldn’t have been scored.
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Yes, we know that people who stand in line for consumer products are losers and the Apple cult people are really annoying. So I was surprised by this one. Using a song that was semi popular like 9 years ago (albeit, one I always liked) is a little odd.