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Damn Gloves…

April 22, 2011

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I hate it when that happens. You score a goal in the other team’s building and go to give a standard backwards closed fist salute to their fans and you’re friggin glove gets stuck in an awkward position!

That’s what “happened” to the Bruins’ Andrew Ference after scoring a goal in the 2nd period thursday night to bring Boston within one goal of the Montreal Canadiens in game 4 of the opening round of the Stanley Cup playoffs. Ference had this to say:

“It looks awful,’’ Ference said. “I just saw it. I can assure you that’s not part of my repertoire. I don’t know if my glove got caught up or what. I can assure you that’s not part of who I am or what I ever have been. It looks awful. I admit it. I completely apologize to how it looks. But I can assure you — you guys have covered me long enough to know that’s not part of my repertoire. I was putting my fist in the air. I’m sorry. It does look awful. I don’t know what else to say.’’

I don’t know about you, but I absolutely believe him. Just like I believe Sergio Ramos wanted to share the Copa Del Rey trophy w/ the fans. The Bruins came back to win that game in OT and even up the series. Video of the salute after the frump.
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Greatest own goal of all time?

November 10, 2010

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Or just the latest, valiant competitor in a long line of brilliant perils on the pitch?

Either way, whether it comes from a professional on the game’s biggest stage, or just some kid in your local youth league, there’s no denying that soccer’s dreaded own goal is one of the most embarrassing moments in sports. Lucky for us, it also often happens to be one of the most humorous (save one).

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So Long, Simão Sabrosa…

June 30, 2010

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So long Simao SabrosaWell, at least to your World Cup days (most likely). Yes, one of the most recognizable and prolific Portuguese players of his generation, Simão will be pushing 35 years of age by the time we reach Rio in 2014.  Now, that doesn’t mean a 3rd World Cup appearance — a 4th if not for an injury in 2002 — for the former Sporting, Barcelona, Benfica and current Atlético Madrid star is impossible, but it’s gonna be a rather steep uphill battle, especially given he plays primarily as a winger.

So, given Portugal’s elimination at the hands of their Iberian neighbors, Spain, yesterday, I figured now would be a perfect time to bid Simão’s days gracing soccer’s biggest stage, “adeus” — and in as grandiose a manner possible. I’m talking, of course, about Univision Fútbol play-by-play man extraordinaire Pablo Ramirez, and his apparent oral infatuation with Simão.

Seriously, whether we’re talking about having a foot in golazos; exquisite runs both on and off the ball; drawing fouls; or even just casually switching play across the pitch, if Simão is involved, you can bet your bottom peso that Ramirez is aroused, or something.  I mean, I guess it really does roll quite nicely off the tongue, right? Perhaps a bit too easily for Ramirez, but pretty dang exciting nonetheless.

Check out this fantastic compilation from the 2006 World Cup, and be on the look out for anything from 2010. There’s been several gems, I just can’t seem to find any clips…

Many thanks to The Hurricane for the video.

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How cool is that new Nike World Cup ad?

May 20, 2010

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Wowzers…just friggin fantastic. Nike is definitely good at soccer commercials.

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Laura Hall Seems Fun

April 16, 2010

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Laura Hall, who hails from Bromsgrove, Worcestershire has been court ordered to refrain from entering a pub, bar, club or off-licence for two years. The Metro.co.uk writes:

The drinking banning order also states that she cannot buy alcohol or drink in any public place.

Police applied to magistrates for the order because of the number of drink-related offences that Hall had been involved in.

Wow. I can’t even imagine what kind of shenanigans Laura was getting herself into. I mean, really. I’ve seen people throw up on the bar, urinate on the bar(multiple times), throw people through windows at the bar, the list goes on. Yet, I’m pretty sure most, if not all, of those people were legally able to head on back the next day to get a bloody mary and nurse that hangover.
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Kim Kardashian and Cristiano Ronaldo are a couple…

April 16, 2010

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And it’s a official, according to Perez Hilton. While it’s certainly disheartening that my chances with Kim have now apparently been shot down, at least, as Perez says, this is still quite an upgrade from Reggie. Why? Money, obviously.

Absent endorsements, Real Madrid’s, Madeira born Winger rakes in close to $18 million annually. The sum of Bush’s salary in three of his four years with the Saints doesn’t eclipse that amount, so I’m confident Kim should feel well taken care of.  Good timing, too, given that Ronaldo is about to star on the sports world’s biggest stage: This summer’s 2010 World Cup.

Let’s just hope Ronaldo’s newly acquired assets aren’t such a distraction that they contribute to a paltry pitch performance…

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Why soccer will NEVER be a major American sport

February 23, 2010

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seriously. he just did that.

I have no idea where this is from or who is playing, I just ran across it on the ‘ole trusty Wolfweb.

Call me old-fashioned, but I like to play/view my sports without the possibility of my dick being bitten off.  Thats just me.

Another reason it will never catch on is that literally half the game is about cheating…flopping ALL THE TIME (sometimes crying), taking liberal positions with free kicks and throw-ins, etc…

(not that Americans care about cheating, we just like our cheating done on the D.L.)

Get a clue, Soccer.

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A Fantastic Football Fortnight Looms…

May 20, 2008

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No, not our Football, nearly everyone else’s.  And it’s not technically a fortnight I suppose, closer to a month really, but I’m a sucker for alliteration.  Make the jump to see what’s on tap in the coming weeks, one of the most saturated periods for quality soccer in recent memory.

The US National Team has some huge games coming up Euro 2008 kicks off in June Champions League Final on Wednesday...

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Do they win?  Great!

April 19, 2008

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Trey Wingo

Everyone loves a winner, right?  Not in the world o’ sports, my friend.  Ask Cubs fans.  Evidently Mr. Wingo didn’t get the memo.

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MLS set to kick off today

March 29, 2008

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League, Fox Soccer Channel strategically schedule nationally televised “MLS First Kick” doubleheader in direct competition with tonight’s Elite Eight games.  Many thanks, assholes…

Why?

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