164 posts tagged GFOP
A team of dedicated #GFOPs have maintained a MiB wiki for the past year. It turned one a couple of days ago and they still claim to have clung onto their sanity. We are indebted to them, as are all of the new GFOPs who are not quite sure who Nigel or Anne Hathaway is. This is a cloud of the most clicked on terms.
EA Sports have handcrafted a limited edition of FIFA 14 with us – your Men In Blazers — on the cover. Just ten (10!) copies exist in the world. We are going to offer them all to GFOPs who nominate their 2013 Person of the year for our First Annual Biped of the Year Contest.
On this week’s pod, Davo chose Luis Suarez, Rog made the case for Bob Bradley. We will award the FIFA 14s to the GFOPs who make their selection and back it up in the most thoughtful, articulate, and creative way.
Send your entries to MeninBlazers AT Gmail Dot Com. We will announce the winners at the beginning of January.
In a week that includes the 2014 World Cup draw and MLS Cup, all the Football World can talk about is the Men In Blazers First Annual Holiday Pantomime at Joe’s Pub. We are a week away from that sub-optimal extravaganza (Monday December 9, 9.30 PM). All we can say is, there will be carols and guest turns by global icons. There might even be a 12-piece male voice choir. For now, we wanted to reaffirm the dress code: Black Tie meets Full Kit Wanker.
The 50 best dressed GFOPs in attendance will be awarded copies of this limited edition poster designed by the remarkable Priest+Grace, the talents behind Eight by Eight Magazine, Robert Priest and Grace Lee. Entitled “(Snow)Men In Blazers,” we cannot believe how much a few dots can be made to look like Rog and Davo.
Thanks also to GFOP John Johnson, our award winning producer, who has also just launched A GENTLEMAN’S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER on Broadway.
And so the World Cup playoffs come to an end. And it must be said, we feel like football’s version of Jonah and the Whale. Every team we threw our full-throated support behind — Cuddly New Zealand, Resolute Iceland, Swarthy Sweden, Pragmatic Ukraine, Slightly Dodgy Jordan, and Bob Bradley’s noble Egypt — have been put to the sword. We feel both partly responsible and very sad. And not just because we put a 7 bitcoin bet on them all making it. But football needs its fairytales and in this World Cup qualifying process, Cinderella took quite a beating. Intrepid Kiwi GFOP Simon Chesterman sent us this sign from last night’s New Zealand 2-4 Mexico game last night in Wellington. As everyone knows, Kia Ora is Maori for “Hello.” To Simon and all those teams we have loved and lost we say “Hei konā rā.” Adieu.
Men In Blazers first annual Carol contest for our first Annual Holiday Show at Joe’s Pub, New York City, December 9th
Who doesn’t love a good Carol, hey? Help us celebrate the holiday season by penning a football-centric tune to your favorite seasonal song… in the style of "Springtime for DiCanio" connected to any football narrative – be it the Premier League, USMNT, World Cup, Sepp Blatter. Match it to your favorite carol or song of any faith and we will have a FULL CHOIR SING IT live on Stage, Andrew Lloyd Webber style.
Submit entries via email MENINBLAZERS AT GMAIL DOT COM
Winner gets 2 tickets to this sold out show and a blazer patch…
Deadline November 18.
Surely a typo. Somehow MiB was elected “Third Best Sport Podcast” by Complex Magazine. Many thanks Complex Magazine. And to GFOP Kev Hegarty for the spotter’s badge.
You asked. We answered. Many of you have come at us with pitchforks demanding we provide a Michael Davies “Soccer” download that can be used as a ringtone. We are both dutiful and fearful.
Thanks to Allstate Insurance, we have TWO TICKETS to give away to watch USA thrash JAMAICA in Kansas City on Friday October 11.
(Tickets to game only, winners must get themselves to Kansas).
To win the tickets, simply send us photographs of the most creative sign you would take to the game to inspire the Von Trapps to victory. Email them to us at firstname.lastname@example.org by Sunday night…
Winner will be announced on Monday.
EA Sports FIFA 15 is upon us. We have 12 games to give away as well as a couple of limited edition Bumpy Pitch t-shirts and a blazer patch to the supreme winner.
To win, simply design your dream cover for FIFA 15. GFOP Brandon Monzon’s Vincent Tan has set the bar high.
Shots from last night’s sold out Night of a1000 Stars at Joe’s Pub in New York City. Thanks to all the GFOP’s who flew in from across the country to make it such a bonkers evening. And to Sir Ian Darke, Georgie Thompson, Barry Hearn, and above all, the mighty Bob Ley. Recipient of the inaugural Men In Blazers Golden Jacket for life time services to American Soccer. Ley rivals Columbus as the most important historical footballing entity in America and we were honored to fete him. A recording of the show will go up on Grantland today. We dare you to listen to Ley’s spectacular acceptance speech and not shed a tear.