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Time Magazine Doesn’t Think U.S. Is Ready For Lionel Messi

Monday, January 30th, 2012

Lionel Messi is the best soccer player in the world. The diminutive whiz is the three-time FIFA world player of the year. So naturally he'd grace plenty of magazine covers worldwide. However here Stateside, King Leo apparently isn't worthy yet (you know because soccer is still a niche sport in the ...

WPS Season Cancellation Has Plenty Upset (Don’t Laugh)

Monday, January 30th, 2012

This week should be one of celebration for women's soccer in America as the U.S. team qualified for the London Olympics emphatically, outscoring its CONCACAF opposition 38-o over five matches. Instead, news that the Women's Professional Soccer league is shutting down shop for the 2012 season has overshadowed any positive headlines ...

Wayne Rooney Is Drumming With The Enemy

Thursday, January 26th, 2012

With plenty of extra cash to throw around, Wayne Rooney has spent plenty on cars, homes and a new hairline. Now, it looks like the Manchester United forward is setting his sights on music memorabilia. You'd think a Scouser like Rooney would stay true to his Liverpudlian roots and go for ...

Nothing Like A Good Catfight Down Under

Wednesday, January 25th, 2012

Maria Sharapova grunts. It happens. It's sad that such an unattractive sound comes from such an attractive creature. But it could be worse. She could be Monica Seles. So take the bad with the good. Poland's Agnieszka Radwanksa, who lost to another grunter Victoria Azarenka in Tuesday's quarterfinals of the Australian Open, ...

Bend It Like Shunsuke

Thursday, January 19th, 2012

  OK, I think we can all agree that Japanese game shows can provide us with hours upon hours of entertainment. And while former Celtic midfield maestro Shunsuke Nakamura didn't get hit in the junk, he probably wouldn't have a problem kicking a ball into your trunk. OK, OK, that was ...

King Eric Sets Aim At The Real French Throne

Wednesday, January 11th, 2012

Imagine Ron Artest Metta World Peace running for President. It could happen. Well probably not. I only bring it up because of MWP's fan interaction during the Malice in the Palace. Why? Because eccentric Manchester United legend Eric Cantona is looking into running for the French presidency. That's right. The same Eric Cantona ...

Name Tags Will Be A Must At Cubs Convention

Wednesday, January 11th, 2012

Theocracies rely on the belief in a higher power. And after weeks of roster shaving and tinkering, I'm being forced to put an awful lot of faith in what Theo Epstein has planned for my beloved Chicago Cubs. "Who are these f*ckin' guys?" Out are familiar faces like Aramis Ramirez, Carlos Zambrano, Sean ...

David Beckham Says ‘Non Merci’ To PSG

Tuesday, January 3rd, 2012

The script was Hollywood made. After years of underachieving and underwhelming performances, David Beckham finally delivered that necessary championship to cap his five-year Stateside odyssey. His gargantuan contract was coming to a close and Beckham had seemingly washed aside all the disappointment of the previous four years with a fitting goodbye to ...