18
May

Spanish brothel promised free prostitutes if Atletico won La Liga?

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Promises are promises. Then there’s this.

Atletico Madrid capped off one of the most memorable La Liga title races in recent memory after rallying to win their first Spanish Primera Division crown in 18 years. Los Colchoneros, 100/1 underdogs before the start of the 2013-14 season, needed only a draw against defending champion Barcelona at the Camp Nou to make history.

And that’s exactly what Atletico accomplished on Saturday, and that’s where the story gets interesting.

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9
Apr

Drink it like Beckham! Superstar gets his own Scotch

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He was the world’s highest-paid footballer not too long ago and is married to Posh Spice. He has his own line of underwear and men’s fragrances. Heck, he even has his own MLS franchise now! Once in a wile, David Beckham must ask himself, “What don’t I have?”

The answer: his own liquor.

Well, at least until now, because “Golden Balls” is linking up with British drinks giant Diageo to release a new scotch called Haig Club. A bottle of Beckham’s drink of choice will run you about $65 and is said to have hints of butterscotch and toffee flavor, which sounds delicious. However, drinking this scotch will not make you a better footballer (just to be perfectly clear).

Terms of the partnership — including whether or not Beckham is actively investing in the brand — weren’t disclosed, but a Diageo spokesperson said the global superstar, along with business representative Simon Fuller (yes the American Idol producer), would help develop the brand, its strategy and positioning.

“David Beckham and Simon Fuller are renowned for breaking boundaries and shaking up markets in every sector in which they work,” Diageo’s Global Head of Premium Core Spirits David Gates said in a released statement. “We are immensely proud to partner with them on our first large scale grain whisky innovation.”

Celebritiy tie-ups in the liquor industry is clearly what’s hot in the streets nowadays. Diageo has already teamed up with Sean “Diddy” Combs to buy upmarket tequila DeLeón, while George Clooney and Justin Timberlake have also put their names on tequila brands recently.

Beckham added: “The House of Haig has a rich history and I’m proud to be working at the heart of a home-grown brand which has built an incredible heritage over 400 years. Working closely with Diageo, we look forward to collaborating on Haig Club, valuing and treasuring the Haig traditions while reinventing this whisky for years to come.”

H/T NY Post

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28
May

Bayern Munich chairman quips team could win German Cup final drunk

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Bayern Munich chairman Karl-Heinz Rummennige claimed that Bayern would have a chance to win the treble this weekend in the German Cup flnal even if they were still a bit drunk from celebrating!

During Sunday night’s (er, Monday morning’s) celebrations in London, Rummenigge said, “I know we have another final in six days, but I think we still have a chance even with 1.8 mg (ed.: permille)," the equivalent of .18% BAC.

Predictably, this didn’t go over well in Stuttgart, Bayern’s opponent on Saturday. Stuttgart’s Ibrahima Traoré playfully countered, “That just means they have a high tolerance,” and added, “we have nothing to lose against the best team in the world. We’re looking forward to it.”

Stuttgart though, might not There might be a bit of truth to it that a slightly inebriated Bayern team could do the business on Stuttgart, who finished in 12th-place with less than half the number of points (43) as Bayern (91) this season. Bayern also beat the Swabians 6-1 and 2-0 in this season’s matchups.

(H/T abendzeitung-muenchen.de)

17
Apr

Reports: Coach fired after stealing credit card to buy 36 bottles of Jagermeister

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Image via jutarnji.hr

Croatian coach Josip Gaspar (center) was fired as manager of NK Precko Zagreb in the early April, but the reason for his dismissal wasn’t discovered until now.

According to reports in local media, Gaspar reportedly stole a player’s credit card, and used it to buy a very large amount of liquor: 36 bottles of Jagermeister. Croatian news site jutarnji.hr reported that Gaspar spent roughly $680 to purchase the alcohol.

He reportedly attempted to purchase even more alcohol with same credit card, but it was declined because it exceeded the limit of the card.

Because Gaspar is fairly well-known in Croatia after playing for Dinamo Zagreb in the 90s, he was spotted almost immediately on CCTV footage after his second attempt to purchase alcohol and taken into custody.