Archive for the ‘International Soccer’ Category

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 ...

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 ...

Don’t Ask Michael Chopra To Pick A Winner

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2011

Well-traveled English soccer player Michael Chopra claims $3 million in gambling debts. I know, peanuts. Charles Barkley lost $10 million gambling. But since you've never heard of Michael Chopra (that is unless you're a Newcastle fan), he can't afford that much red ink. Per BBC News: "Your first bet's your worst bet. As ...

Let’s Play Some Russian Roulette In A British Courtroom

Tuesday, November 1st, 2011

It's been called the Lawsuit of the Year. A team owner in the midst of a high-profile breakup that could cost big bucks. No, I'm not talking about Frank and Jaime McCourt and the Los Angeles Dodgers. (Though who doesn't love limo driver-induced infidelity that brings one of MLB's banner franchises to ...

Gaddafi Straddled The Liverpudlian Fence

Tuesday, October 25th, 2011

Muammar Gaddafi's death this week sparked celebrations as well as outrage - all the while rocking the Liverpool soccer community. How, you ask? According to British newspaper, The Mirror, Qaddafi was a big supporter of Everton FC: "Everton's win against Sunderland will have provided some temporary relief for one of their biggest fans. ...

Carlos Tevez Takes a Personal Day

Wednesday, September 28th, 2011

Striker Carlos Tevez has officially been suspended from Manchester City. On Tuesday night, in a game against Bayern Munich, manager Roberto Mancini told Tevez to go in the game during the second half, but Tevez didn’t budge from the bench. City lost 2-0. Shortly after the game, Tevez explained his behavior by ...

When Questionable Footwear Meets Joey Barton

Friday, September 9th, 2011

I hate Uggs. Can't stand them. Think they should be thrown into the Waponi Volcano along with Joe Banks. I'm no fashion critic (I leave that to my fashion designer brother), but the fluffy boots are aptly named (meaning they're ugly). I first started seeing these monstrosities while in college. Initially, it ...

Newcastle United Has Its Priorities in Order

Wednesday, September 7th, 2011

English Premier League club Newcastle United may not be able to sign new star players, but they can sure bring sexy back. This week, the club launched its own line of women's lingerie, and at the same time, managed to blow a deal for 26-year-old striker Bryan Ruiz. Newcastle United - owned ...