Saturday, July 10, 2010

More on the World Cup

Soccer and sex are substitutes it appears, at least for South African tourists.

The influx of soccer fans would increase demand on South African sex workers, at least that was the belief . . . But it seems fans . . . that traveled . . . have created a flop in sex-worker business.

reports CNN.

Before Americans get excited, hoping they can use ESPN Classic to keep their husbands off their back, it doesn't appear that sex and sports are substitutes in general. In fact, the surprisingly low demand may be a product of the the implicit higher cost in South Africa.

From the archives: why soccer is called soccer.

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