1
Jul

Belgian Prime Minister offers President Obama World Cup beer wager

Even world leaders are getting in on the action before Belgium and the United States clash in the World Cup.

Belgian Prime Minister Elio Di Rupo offered a friendly wager to U.S. President Barack Obama via Twitter (you gotta love the 21st century) last week, putting beer on the line!

Hopefully the “great Belgian beer” in question isn’t Budweiser. That would be quite the weak bet.

President Obama has yet to respond to the challenge, but there’s a pretty good chance he’ll be keeping an eye on the game. He made sure to watch the USA/Germany match from Air Force One last week:

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(AP Images)

(h/t Daily Mail)

24
Jun

Face palm! World Cup souvenir sellers confuse Barack Obama with Chris Smalling

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He may be one of the most photographed men in the world — and yet World Cup souvenir sellers in England still managed to mix up Barack Obama with England defender Chris Smalling on memento mugs.

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An unnamed company wanted to — unlike England — take the World Cup by storm with their merchandise. Unfortunately, someone at the company either lacked soccer knowledge or simply boycotts national newspapers. After realizing their error the company contacted re-sellers Wholesale Clearance UK to see if they could flog 2000 mugs featuring the faces of England stars…and the President of the United States. 

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Karl Baxter MD for Wholesale Clearance explains the situation: “The Dorset company in question was given the seemingly easy job of sourcing royalty free pictures of each England squad player to use on the England mugs – along with other accompanying items such as England coasters, England mouse mats etc.

"They passed this onto to their young, bright eyed and bushy tailed new apprentice. The designs were proofed and signed off by their boss, who had clearly had a heavy night with the lads playing poker and before he’d had his first vat of coffee the following morning.

"They immediately contacted us and 2,000 of the England items was dispatched to our warehouse. We eagerly unpacked them and, indeed it turned out that the Chris Smalling cup had Barack Obama’s head on it instead of Chris’."

(H/T Metro)

24
Apr

President Obama plays soccer with Japanese robot because why not

The robot takeover is upon us. Run for your lives. IT’S HAPPENING!

Alright, alright, not exactly. Maybe robots will take over the world one day, but thankfully we’re not there yet.

We are, however, now living in an age where a robot has a better first touch than the President of the United States. Sorry, Barack, but this Japanese masterpiece has you beat:

You might want to keep your day job, Mr. President.

28
Aug

President Barack Obama shows off his impressive soccer moves

Juggling a global financial crisis, a possible insertion in Syria (and not to mention being a father and husband) can’t be an easy task for anyone. But juggling a soccer ball? All in a day’s work for the POTUS.

Barack Obama dropped by a high school in New York and crashed the practice of the girls and boys soccer teams. The Commander-in-Chief deftly takes a first touch for a quick juggle before greeting the entire boys team.

When’s the last time a guy in slacks and dress shoes moseyed onto a high school practice field and elicited that kind of awesome reaction? Truly a once-in-a-lifetime moment, and a reminder to youngsters to stay in school:

President Obama meeting the boys team at Tully Junior-Senior High School (Getty Images: Jewel Samad)

And of course, President Obama drops by to meet the Tully Junior-Senior High School girls soccer team (Getty Images: Jewel Samad)

And just for kicks, President Obama takes aim and shows off his footie skills (Getty Images: Jewel Samad)

(h/t SBNation)

21
Jun

Obama congratulates Abby Wambach on her record

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Notice on Barack’s twitter timeline how he hasn’t yet congratulated the Heat on the NBA championship? Priorities. Go #USWNT!

26
Mar

President Barack Obama welcomes LA Galaxy to the White House

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President Barack Obama welcomed Landon Donovan and his Los Angeles Galaxy teammates to the White House on Tuesday honoring the MLS Cup champions’ second consecutive league championship.

Obama honored the Los Angeles Kings of the National Hockey League, whose Stanley Cup was on display in the East Room. He also welcomed the LA Galaxy, the championship Major League Soccer team.