Fri, 5 June 2015
Press Row Podcast – Episode 137 –The trouble(s) with FIFA
This week’s episode is a conversation with a full panel all about FIFA – namely, EA’s relationship to the embattled global organization and the reaction to the recent announcement of the inclusion of women into this fall’s FIFA 16. To what extent should EA evaluate its partnership with FIFA, considering the damning revelations of corruption and near-slave labor building World Cup stadiums? Should we be happy that a dozen women’s national teams have been added for FIFA 16, or should we be unhappy that there’s not more that can be done with them? It’s a spirited debate that goes in several unexpected directions.
Joining us this week:
Owen Good, Polygon (@OwenGood)
Bryan Wiedey, PastaPadre/Hit The Pass (@pastapadre)
Chris Sanner, Operation Sports (@ChrisSnr)
Kat Bailey, US Gamer (@The_Katbot)
T.J. Lauerman, ThatSportsGamer (@ThatSportsGamer)
Samit Sarkar, Polygon (@SamitSarkar)
And your host, Richard Grisham from HitThePass (@richgrisham)
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