7 posts tagged Wayne Rooney
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!”
As pod listeners may know, we are feverishly working day and night on selecting The All-Wire English Premier League First Eleven. Omar is causing us terrible problems. You come at the king, you best not miss…
For now, here’s a taste. Sent in by GFOP Roswell Mueller: At striker, number 10, Frank Sobotka / Wayne Rooney (pre hair-plugs).
Last week, as a public service to poor Wayne Rooney, whose pre-season hair transplant wilts evermore towards the mutant, we launched our inaugural MIB Craft Competition to develop a more realistic looking “hairpiece” for Wayne. Our listeners are a talented lot. Designs flooded in by the hundred. A few of them surprisingly “Safe For Work.”
Winners are above. Hans Janowitz’s “Wafting Foot” wins the much coveted first prize: a slightly deflated soccer ball signed by the news team at Fox Soccer, including Eric Wynalda. @kmmccarty and Richmond Bramblet (“A Lego helmet will protect his head from hitting the ground during bicycle kicks”) will have to console themselves with MiB patches. But we believe that Outsider Art and American craftsmanship are the true winners of this competition. Many thanks to all the GFOPs who entered.
- Winner: The visionary Hans Janowitz
- 2nd: @kmmccarty’s “Not PETA’s Favorite”
- 3rd: Richmond Bramblet’s “Helmet Head”
- Honorable Mentions: David Burke’s “Chinese People’s Rug”, Randy Fordice’s “Even Coat of FlexSeal”, Matthew Steber’s “Clooney-Rooney”, Steve Joh’s “Ronaldo Recycled”, and Conor McLaughlin’s “Belief in Shrubbery”
GFOP @kmmccarty throws down the gauntlet with this entry for our inaugural MIB Craft Competition to develop a more realistic looking “hairpiece” for Wayne Rooney.
Goal of the week? Rooney’s rug continues to defy physics.
Rooney mimes Bend It Like Beckham at United’s Christmas Quiz as bemused Alex Ferguson looks on. Hilarity ensues.
In the latest Grantland pod, Michael and Roger debate the greatest soccer movies ever made and decide which EPL club is destined to become “America’s Team.” Plus, the magical powers of hair plugs.