Archive for the ‘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 ...

UEFA proposes 10-match ban for racism by players

Thursday, April 11th, 2013

On Wednesday, UEFA general secretary Gianni Infantino proposed measures to curb racism in European soccer. Players, officials and fans will both be targeted under the new measures. Players or officials guilty of racist offenses will be banned for a whopping 10 matches. For racist abuse by fans, there would be partial ...

Landon Donovan Considering Retirement

Wednesday, October 24th, 2012

Not only is Landon Donovan considering turning down another trip to England to play for Everton this season, but the 30-year-old may actually be ready to hang up his cleats for good. The man who is undoubtedly the greatest American soccer player in history may simply be burned out on ...

Oh Those Europeans Are So Creative With Their Racism

Tuesday, June 26th, 2012

Racism has been a major issue in European soccer, well, since ever. It's mind-boggling to us on this side of the pond that racism is so blatantly flaunted at athletic events. Unfortunately, Europe never really went through a Civil Rights movement like we did in the 1960s and 70s here in ...

Chinese TV Expects Euro 2012 To Turn Continent To Ashes

Monday, May 21st, 2012

Anyone who has visited Europe knows it's a beautiful place. And if you haven't? Well, then you better get there quick because the Chinese are about it to burn it to the ground. Don't believe me? Check out this Chinese television advertisement for its upcoming coverage of Euro2012. Maybe they're pissed about ...

Could Galaxy Gaffe Cost Obama Election?

Thursday, May 17th, 2012

I didn't think there was any chance I'd be voting for Mitt Romney this November, but then again I wasn't counting on Barack Obama making a disastrous gaffe that could lead to a Reagan or FDR-style landslide. Obama had the defending MLS Cup champion LA Galaxy at the Oval Office 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 ...