31
Jul

Men’s Health declares Cristiano Ronaldo “Fittest Man Alive”

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That’s a lot of muscle and not a lot of fat. (Image: @MadridSportsES)

Cristiano Ronalo is shirtless again — we know, we know, you’re shocked — and this time it’s on the cover of Men’s Health magazine’s September issue. They’ve declared him the Fittest Man Alive, and really, when you break down the numbers (or just use your eyeballs) it’s hard to argue otherwise.

Just a few nuggets from his spread in the fitness magazine:

-Ronaldo runs more than six miles per game
-His body fat is in the low single digits (well, duh)
-In a typical game, he sprints 33 times at a top speed of about 21 mph
-He can kick that ball at 80 mph (surprised he hasn’t broken a net yet)

Okay, we get it Cristiano. YOU’RE IN SHAPE. Can you stop showing off now? The rest of us are feeling self-conscious.

Here’s a look behind the scenes of his cover shoot, in case you want to feel even worse about your own physique:

29
Jul

Super friends! CR7 poses with Justin Bieber, Floyd Mayweather

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Last week, Cristiano Ronaldo dismissed a TMZ report that he would join forces with Lil Wayne’s new sports management company.

Nothing’s been said about him joining The Money Team, though!

Three days ago, Cristiano Ronaldo shared a picture with boxing champ Floyd “Money” Mayweather on Twitter, then posed for a selfie with Justin Bieber. Check it out:

So, who’s in your clique?

25
Jul

Cristiano Ronaldo to team up with Lil Wayne?

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Cristiano Ronaldo goes by many names: CR7, Ronnie, the “Sultan of the Stepover,” or simply Cristiano. As the reigning Ballon d’Or winner, “best player in the world” works too.

Can we soon add “Young Money Cash Money Billionaire” to the list?

According to TMZ, rapping mogul Lil Wayne is starting his own sports management venture, and none other than Ronaldo is set to become Weezy’s first client. However, since the rumor broke and circulated around the web, Ronaldo has come out to deny that any changes to his management team will be made.

TMZ reported that Lil Wayne’s new company would “handle Ronaldo’s sports management affairs in the United States, everything from branding to marketing and endorsement deals. Even modeling.”

(“Even” modeling? That seems more like a given.)

The partnership would make a lot of sense. The two global superstars are considered good friends, and Lil Wayne’s new company will reportedly work with PolarisSports — affiliated with GestiFute and CAA — through which Ronaldo’s agent Jorge Mendes currently operates.

For his part, Ronaldo also recently Tweeted out a picture of himself with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and a big crowd of politicians all throwing up Wayne’s famous record label’s Young Money/Cash Money sign. Understandably, this had given the TMZ rumor some legs:

23
Jul

Cristiano Ronaldo joins Japanese TV show, hilarity ensues

Cristiano Ronaldo is about as straight-laced as professional athletes get. His work ethic is the stuff of legend, and rarely is he seen goofing off when there are trophies to be won.

So, popping the Portuguese star on a zany Japanese TV show was a recipe for awesomeness. Right from the start the Real Madrid talisman appears uncomfortable, with fog machines, crazy lights and a mob of fans that seem just a bit too close.

Of course, Ronaldo is then given a bouquet of flowers with which he has no idea what to do with, and a life-size photo of him shirtless and flexing is subsequently walked out onto the stage.

The highlight of the entire spectacle comes at the 2:25 mark in the video, where one of the hosts tries out the “facial fitness” product Ronaldo has brought around. It’s tremendous to watch by itself, but even better in GIF form:

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CR7’s reaction says it all. Hilarious!

(h/t 101GG)

22
Jul

Cristiano Ronaldo fights dandruff in bizarre shampoo commercial

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Ever wonder how Cristiano Ronaldo always keeps his hair so perfect?

Well, aside from getting his hair trimmed and perfectly styled seemingly every other day, it seems CR7 is also a tenacious protector of his own follicles. In this advertisement for CLEAR shampoo, Ronaldo fights off dandruff attacks with the flair and elusiveness of Neo in The Matrix:

How great was that? Ronaldo sure showed those dandruff balls who’s boss.

And wait, there’s more!

CLEAR also released a behind-the-scenes video of the making of the commercial, which is almost as exciting. At the end of the video, Ronaldo says: “I love the shampoo, it is nice. And if you see the results, you can look for my hair and you will see why I have a beautiful hair.”

So there. Now you know.

H/T Yahoo!Sports

27
Jun

Ronaldo rewards hotel creep with autographs and pictures?

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Even in defeat, Cristiano Ronaldo is a saint to his fans.

A 15-year-old boy reportedly climbed down a drainpipe to Ronaldo’s balcony of his Brasilia hotel room and frightened the superstar when he returned. But instead of calling security, the Portugal star let the fan take home some autographs, pictures and a story he’ll never forget.

According to Globo Esporte, Yago Leal and a friend managed to evade security and access the roof of the hotel, but only Yago proceeded to go through with the dare.

Globo Esporte:

“Yago, from Brasilia, said he found a way across the roof of the Portuguese national team’s hotel and reached the balcony of Cristiano Ronaldo with another friend.

“However, when it was time to invade the playmaker’s room, he went alone. Inside the room, he took time to look around before CR7 came back.

“When Ronaldo returned, the player was frightened by the presence of the boy, but, according to him, treated him well and did not call security.

“He even gave him some autographs, took photos and helped Yago find his way back outside, this time down the corridor.”

Yago told Globo, “I lay in (Ronaldo’s) bed because I knew he’d slept in it, and when he came in, I was there. He was good to me. He said that I had better go, but that he would not call security.”

Yeah, that's not creepy or anything!

H/T Pies

Image: Reuters

22
Jun

Samsung wishes Landon Donovan good luck today against Portugal

Whoever is running the Samsung Middle East Twitter feed is having a rough day.

They’ve apparently forgotten who actually made the US World Cup squad.

Whoops!

The corporate account was sending good wishes to some of the stars sponsored by the tech company including Cristiano Ronalso, Lionel Messi and Wayne Rooney. They just never updated their ad campaign when Donovan was cut.

Donovan is only marginally included in Samsung’s video to go with the advertising, which was tweeted out on June 19.

(See him way in the back, fourth from the left?)

One wonders how much they had to re-edit that video.

19
Jun

Brazilian model, Ronaldo super-fan, kicked out of Portugal’s training session

Cristiano Ronaldo has a very persistent ‘number one’ fan.

The Brazilian model (runner-up in something called the “2012 Miss Bumbum” pageant) and reality TV star Andressa Urach attended Portugal’s training session on Wednesday in hopes of garnering Mr. Ronaldo’s attention.

Urach, however, was escorted off the premises after gaining access with a press credential on behalf of the Brazilian television station that she is working with.

Urach was not happy about it and posted her displeasure on Instagram.

Urach’s thing for CR7 has been going on for a while. In 2013, she caused a stir in the tabloids after claiming she slept with Ronaldo a few days before his Real Madrid squad lost a Champions League game. (Ronaldo has denied it, and seems genuinely horrified by the woman.)

And Urach has had run-ins with the Portugal’s security staff before. Recently, she showed up with her, ahem, ample torso painted with a Ronaldo Portugal jersey to “greet” the team’s arrival in Brazil. (There’s YouTube video out there if you really, really need to see it. You don’t)

That security detail Portugal hired is starting to make a whole lot more sense now.

(h/t Larry Brown Sports/Dirty Tackle)