269 posts tagged Soccer
269 posts tagged Soccer
All American football players are welcome in the temple of soccer. Even 300-lb offensive lineman.
We love Landon. Few athletes in sport would be bold enough to be shot like this, however great the cause.
America’s Sport of the Future: Marilyn Monroe scores at Brooklyn Dodgers’ Ebbets Field, May 1957 (via @ByGregGomez).
One from the archives… Congratulations, Rango Moyes.
The one and only.
There’s too much football, so says MLS commissioner Don Garber. But for the Men in Blazers, there’s not hardly enough. In this week’s pod, Michael and Roger consider it all — from these fine shores to Prussian dominance on the continent — before returning to recent developments in the English Premier League. It’s around the football world in 60 minutes of suboptimal podding.
We start things off in the US of A, dateline 2013. Michael and Roger hail the reported news that MLS will soon welcome a proper oil sheik to its mix of owners — all it needs now is a Russian oligarch with an affinity for miniature giraffes to be considered a bona fide top flight. And in keeping with the Stars ’n’ Stripes palette, Good Morning America’s Josh Elliott returns to the pod to discuss the agony and fleeting ecstasy of being an Arsenal supporter. Though he’s a recent convert, his apocalyptic prescription for the season’s conclusion shows he’s true Gunner through and through.
This pair of smurfs just taped this week’s pod in Crap Part of Soho. Thanks to Nike for USMNT hats which made Rog and Davo channel their inner Graham Zusi
Could it be? GFOP Steve Glaros wonders whether Arsene and SI Swimsuiter Kate Upton are dating. The attire suggests it’s so.
The Battle for Third and Fourth is now officially under way. On Monday, Manchester United and their ragtag ensemble wrapped up their 20th league title in impressive fashion (move over, Don Nelson, the mad scientist officially resides at Old Trafford). Still, few headlines were devoted to Sir Alex & Co.’s accomplishment. Earlier in the weekend, Liverpool’s Luis Suarez once again proved there was still plenty of crazy left in England’s top flight when he gnawed on Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic in the course of a 2-2 draw. In this week’s pod, Michael and Roger review the implications for Liverpool and their American owners as well as what’s in store for Suarez’s 72 pearly whites.
The Men in Blazers revel, as always, in their weekly telegrams from GFOPs across these fine lands, inquiring about footballers’ peculiar sweating habits and how to best consume a midgame pint or five, and end the pod with breaking news about the Men in Blazers National Team. Courage.
Suboptimal Mention for MiB at the 2013 Cynopsis Sports Awards.
Old-school fan violence reared its ugly head this weekend, from the hallowed terraces of Wembley to the streets of Newcastle upon Tyne. Even hardened criminals from the depths of Her Majesty’s Prison Service were in disbelief over the audacity of one horse-punching Magpie supporter.
Somewhere amid this nonsense, football was played, and in this week’s suboptimal podcast the Men in Blazers consider it all — from the Chelsea–Man City FA Cup semifinal to Everton’s continued late-season form, courtesy of a win against relegation-threatened QPR that sent Harry Redknapp into his ritual comical rage. Now, with just a month left in this Premier League season, Michael and Roger handicap the race for Arsene Wenger’s coveted “fourth-place trophy.”
In light of last week’s discussion of team “mascots,” GFOP Nick writes, “I snuck into Wayne Rooney’s house during the Manchester Derby and swipped this off his bedside stand. Hope you enjoy!”
Bold marketing ahead of Colorado-Salt Lake clash. GFOP Christopher Hood barks, “You can’t disrespect Kyle Becker-Man and get away with it….”
Jurgen Klinsmann is interviewed by Rog… and survives.