31
Jan

Bayern Munich mascot Berni is excited about the Super Bowl

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Almost everything that Bayern Munich’s cuddly mascot Berni does is fantastic. He’s a pretty adventurous bear, too. He’s tried sand-boarding, dirt biking, and even the Gangnam Style dance.

So what else will Berni set out to conquer? American sports, of course.

With the Super Bowl coming up on Sunday, Berni tried his paw at tossing around the pigskin. A for effort, big man.

(H/T @brittanyschray)

Image courtesy of Getty Images

14
Nov

Imagine that: A soccer take on NFL logos

The fine folks over at FootballAsFootball.com have re-envisioned some of the most recognizable logos in American sports: NFL team logos.

Taking four of football’s most soccer-crazed countries, the artists made logos in the style of English, Italian, German and Spanish clubs. Take a look at some of our favorites from each country below, and be sure to check them all out and find your favorite:

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San Francisco 49ers (Germany)

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Arizona Cardinals (Spain)

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New York Jets (Italy)

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Buffalo Bills (England)

13
Jul

Khan you dig it? Al Fayed pays lip service, says Michael Jackson statue will stay

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Jacksonville Jaguars owner Shahid Khan has been singing the praises of Mohamed Al Fayed over his successful negotiations to buy Fulham FC. Al Fayed wore a fake moustache when posing with the club’s new owner and a shirt with “Khan” printed on the back.

But AL Fayed didn’t stop there.

When asked about Michael Jackson’s statue outside Craven Cottage, the Egyptian businessman reminded Khan that he would be “in big trouble” should the heavily-moustached owner decide to remove Jackson’s memorial:

"Michael Jackson will stay. He can’t go, he is here. It is part of the deal, it is history, it is listed. You can’t change otherwise I will come and take your moustache in public. He knows that."

The “King of Pop” only visited the ground once in 1999 has divided opinions and Khan promised to get fans’ views rather than make a “knee-jerk reaction.”

"I’ve been an owner less than a day. We have to preserve and respect history – but we have to move forward. I’ll reflect on it and listen to the fans. Then I’ll decide."

Only time will tell.

10
Jul

Jacksonville Jaguars owner rumored to buy soccer club Fulham

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Jacksonville Jaguars owner Shahid Kahn is reportedly close to completing a deal with Fulham FC owner Mohamed Al-Fayed to take over the London soccer club.

According to reports gathered by the Daily Mail, Al-Fayed is keen to sell Premier League club by the end of the week, after having invested close to $300 million over the past 16 years of ownership.

The rumored buyer, Kahn, is already known to be very fond of London. Last year, the Jacksonville Jaguars signed a deal to play in the NFL’s annual game abroad at Wembley Stadium for the next four seasons. Kahn has also previously said that London is “the missing piece” in the growth of his NFL team.

Owning a London club would certainly make Khan’s task of promoting both of the teams quite easy.

18
Jun

Beckham offered trial to be kicker in NFL

According to a report in the Daily Mirror, while he was still with the LA Galaxy, David Beckham received a formal offer to try out as a kicker for an NFL team.

A source told the newspaper:

"A couple of scouts felt that David has the potential to become a kicker in the NFL team, and one actually put a call into him for a trial. It was obvious too that if Becks took up the offer then any NFL franchise would be interested as his international appeal would generate billions in PR and commercial opportunities.”

While a few teams inquired about his services, only one (unidentified) team sent over an official offer.

Needless to say, Beckham politely turned down the offer and decided to take his talents to France, playing the final season of his career with Paris Saint-Germain.

23
May

Joe Hart takes a shot at (American) Football

If this whole world-class goalkeeper thing doesn’t work out for Manchester City keeper Joe Hart, he may have a future at wide receiver.

City is in the United States for their two friendly matches against Chelsea, as well as representing the club new MLS venture New York City FC.

Between their training and public appearances, the club stops by the New York Giants training facilities to visit and got a chance to catch some passes from Super Bowl winning quarterback Eli Manning. Hart, England’s number one keeper in front of goals, shows off some pretty shaky route running, but reaffirms that he has very capable hands. James Milner also makes an appearance by catching a post route pass from Manning and then quickly sees his life flash before his eyes as a Giants player puts himself in position for a tackle.

Here’s a full length video of the visit. Heck, you can even hear some Giants players tell our football heroes, “I play with you all the time in FIFA.”