For years, Rog has promised, if he owned a football team, they would wear a faux tuxedo as their jersey. Cultural y D Leonesa, which competes in the third-tier of Spanish football, have come bloody close with this “waiter’s jersey.” Via @InsideLaLiga
We offered GFOPs the chance to attend EA Sports FIFA Fans First Seattle event. Our winner, Andrew MackNair, got an inside look at FIFA 15, the chance to participate in a FIFA 15 tournament with Seattle Sounders and Tottenham Hotspur players, a stadium tour of CenturyLink Field and access to a Spurs’ training session, as well as a chance to see his own Spurs take on the Sounders. Here’s his recap of the weekend:
First of all: Should Rog or Davo ever need anything, from a kidney to a planted set of fingerprints, they should feel free to contact me as I am forever in their debt for affording me an amazing weekend of SOCKAH in Seattle.
I was lavished with a new Tottenham kit and a personalized Sounders kit, played the absolutely gorgeous FIFA 15 with Sounders and Spurs (including but not limited to Yedlin, Soldado and Dempsey) before everything culminated with an afternoon spent watching my beloved Tottenham come from behind to scratch out a result against a vastly superior MLS outfit (optimism!)
Kudos to Seattle, where a match is an event, and I’m 90% positive you can’t register to vote in an elextion unless you own a Sounders jersey. Somber comparisons could be made to the experience at my hometown Revolution matches… Suffice it to say the Sounders ownership and fans have crafted a truly unique American sports experience, and if ever you have a chance to see a game there, I would suggest you move heaven and earth to do so.
Thanks again to the Men In Blazers, EA Sports and everyone that made this happen, it could not have been better.
We are still collecting entries for the EA Sports FIFA Fans First event in Portland. Details are available here.
Unlock your Inner Footballing Poet in the #GICCPoets Contest
We’ve long believed football and poetry go hand-in-hand. The Guinness International Champions Cup, which kicks off Thursday, July 24, is an opportunity to give Europe’s elite clubs a creative, thoughtful, bona fide American welcome.
We want to see a sign you would take to one of the GICC games. Take a photo — ideally at the game — and send it to us on Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr or Facebook using the hashtag #GICCPoets. We’ll feature our favorites from each game on MeninBlazers.com, and announce our singular, distinctive GICC Poet Laureate Aug. 8. The winner receives a quite lovely engraved pint glass with your name on it and a coveted Men in Blazers patch.
We would like to see more Signs than M. Night Shyamalan.
EA SPORTS is giving two GFOPs the chance to attend FIFA Fans First event in Portland ahead of the MLS All-Star game. All of the details are below.
We are asking for your Portland restaurant/bar recommendations for Rog and Davo. Send us recommendations, and the reason you recommend, in ONE Tweet using the hashtag #SockahSustenance.
The two recommendations Rog and Davo deem the most convincing will win. Several runners up will have their Tweet featured in an upcoming edition of our new newsletter, The Raven.
The winners will get to share their FIFA Fans First experience with GFOPs via a post on MeninBlazers.com.
EA SPORTS FIFA Fans First
WHAT: Get access to the ultimate soccer fan experience at FIFA Fans First and receive an exclusive hands-on with FIFA 15 led by EA SPORTS producers, match tickets to the MLS All-Star Game vs. Bayern Munich and play in a FIFA 15 pro-am tournament with a few special guests.
WHEN: August 5-6, 2014
WHERE: Providence Park (1844 SW Morrison St, Portland OR)
Congratulations to the winner of the NYC EA SPORTS FIFA Fans First Contest, GFOP @nicosandilla. He did his best FIFA writer impression and Tweeted us this script prior to the World Cup final:
Messi rips off mask Scooby-Doo villain style to reveal was Blatter all along before missing penalty, rocketships to mars #BravoFIFAWriters
EA SPORTS is giving one GFOP the chance to attend FIFA Fans First event in New York City ahead of the Manchester City vs. Liverpool game. All of the details are below.
We are asking GFOPs who would like to attend to give us your best World Cup Final script in ONE Tweet, using the hashtag #BravoFIFAWriters. Rog and Davo will pick their favorite entry. The winner will be notified via DM and must complete the appropriate paperwork and return it to the designated EA contact by Friday, July 18.
The winner will get to share his/her experience with GFOPs via a post on MeninBlazers.com.
EA SPORTS FIFA Fans First
WHAT: Get access to the ultimate soccer fan experience at FIFA Fans First and receive:
• In-depth hands on with a FIFA 15 build prepared exclusive for the event; led by EA SPORTS producers & developers
• Pro-am FIFA 15 tournament with Manchester City players
• Club tickets to Manchester City vs. Liverpool friendly match
WHEN: July 29-30, 2014
WHERE: Yankee Stadium, 1 East 161st Street, Bronx NY
Congratulations to the winner of the Seattle EA SPORTS FIFA Fans First Contest, GFOP @TheVermonster. He captured the emotion of the USMNT’s 2014 World Cup campaign with the below Tweet:
“Accepting finite disappointment without losing infinite hope #MLK#GoGoUSA”