Archive for the ‘International Soccer’ Category

Sir Alex Ferguson retiring from Manchester United?

Tuesday, May 7th, 2013

Several British newspapers are reporting that Sir Alex Ferguson is contemplating retirement after 27 seasons as the manager for Manchester United. The 71-year-old is said to be seriously considering stepping away and would go out on a high note, as Man U. wrapped up it's 20th Premier League title recently. On ...

Chicken Runs on Field During Blackburn-Wigan Relegation Battle

Monday, May 7th, 2012

Who said Monday's Premier League relegation matchup between Blackburn and Wigan would be bad television? The early moments of the game were highlighted by what we'll call, "The Ewood Park Chicken," which made a cameo on the field, pecking around Wigan's penalty box. Wigan goalie Ali Al-Habsi and Blackburn striker Yakubu could ...

Prince Albert “Down Under” Gets Aussie Footballer Sent Off

Thursday, April 12th, 2012

To the other 21 players on the pitch, and those watching from the sidelines, it was just another Saturday afternoon game on an overcast autumn day. But for one poor lad and a stern referee with a sense of humor (or perhaps lack thereof), the chain of events that unraveled on that ...

Roberto Mancini: Mario Balotelli Should Get Married

Monday, March 5th, 2012

A few days ago, Roberto Mancini was hailing Mario Balotelli as the best striker Italy has to offer. But in typical Balotelli style, it didn’t take long for the praise to morph into criticism due to the player’s infamous immaturity. This weekend, the Manchester City boss fined Balotelli the maximum allowable ...

Fan Handcuffs Self To Goal Post Mid-Game (Video)

Tuesday, January 31st, 2012

With five minutes left in the first half of Tuesday's English Premier League match between Everton and Manchester City, a protester managed to get onto the field and handcuff himself to Joe Hart's goal post. There was about a 10-minute delay to remove the fan, who failed to provide a key. Hello, ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...