17
Sep

Referees, Pep Guardiola commit Champions League fashion taboos

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If it’s one thing we learned on Matchday 1 of the Champions League, it’s that people are not loving the new referee kits.

It’s not just that they’re ugly. During the Dortmund-Arsenal match, it was difficult to tell where the ref even was at times.

Or maybe it has something to do with the fact that we can’t tell if they’re actually a referee or just a random fan who got lost on his way to his seat and nobody bothered to stop them?

image"Somebody, stop that fan! Oh … it’s you.

Yeah, maybe that’s it.

Sadly, the official’s new threads were not even close to being the biggest fashion disaster this week. 

That honor belongs to none other than Bayern manager Pep Guardiola.

Always dressed to the nines on the sidelines, this time Pep forgot about a small but critical component to his outfit:

THE ZIPPER! OMG! SOMEBODY TELL PEP HIS FLY IS OPEN!!

Not a good look. Not a good look at all.

Images provided by Getty

13
Sep

1860 Munich release awesome Oktoberfest kit

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Call the contest! It’s over! 1860 Munich have won the Football Kit World Cup!

Munich’s second-biggest club released their special edition Oktoberfest kits in preparation of the world’s largest country fair, and they are amazing.

Why are they the best?

Two words: Lederhosen shorts!

The traditional Bavarian garb will dominate the Munich landscape as far as the eye can see for the next few weeks, and now 1860 have made sure that goes for the Allianz Arena pitch as well. The plad shirt to go with the lederhosen is also an Oktoberfest staple and completes the whole kit.

Let’s see if big brother Bayern Munich can answer with an improved version of their away kits last season, which were also Oktober-fest inspired but way less awesome:

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H/T SBNation

20
Aug

Bayern Munich use magician, fireworks to unveil… new team bus

Bayern Munich pulled out all the stops for a huge club announcement on Tuesday. The German champions erected a big ol’ stage, set off fireworks and even hired a magician to… do what exactly?

Announce a new blockbuster signing? Unveil a dazzling new fan shop to rival Borussia Dortmund’s Fan World? Nope.

They revealed their new team bus.

Sigh….

You can go ahead and add this to the long list of reasons why Bayern are (not so) lovably known around the Bundesliga as “FC Hollywood.”

The kitchen is pretty epic though… for a bus:

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6
Aug

Another golazo! Robert Lewandowski scores laser vs. MLS All-Stars

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Hey, remember when went out on a limb and said Robert Lewandowski will make a fine addition to Josep Guardiola’s Bayern Munich side this season?

How about that time we reminded you of that fact just a couple days later?

Well, here we are again. Check out the Polish striker’s clinical finish against the MLS All-Stars on Wednesday:

Yeah, Lewandowski is pretty good. #Analysis.

Image via Getty

9
May

Bayern Munich unveils new home kits for 2014-15 season

In case you’d forgotten over the past couple of seasons, Bayern Munich’s colors extend beyond red and white. The Red Machine’s scheme also includes the blue found in the flag of Bavaria, and their latest kits make sure the soccer world knows it:

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On Friday, the team unveiled the new look for next season. It’s been about 15 years since Bayern had a home kit with so much royal blue in them. Sure, the shirt might be a bit busy with all of the stripes, but we must say the change of pace is refreshing:

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What do you think of the German juggernaut’s new duds?

(Images: FCBayern)

27
Feb

Horror tackle: Mandzukic takes out Schweinsteiger in practice

It’s not like injuries have derailed Bayern Munich much at all this season, but you never want to see something like this.

Mario Mandzukic almost sent the recently-healed Bastian Schweinsteiger back to the doctors with a vicious tackle during Wednesday’s open practice. In a passing drill, Mandzukic lunged into the air with both feet and slid right into the Bayern talisman’s ankles, leaving him in a heap. Schweinsteiger had just come back from a three-month spell on the sidelines with an ankle injury.

Fortunately, Bayern’s co-captain wasn’t seriously hurt and completed the next day’s practice without a problem. Still, David Alaba’s reaction in the video really says it all: what were you thinking, Mario!?

H/T Sport1

10
Feb

Robert Lewandowski’s Monday morning was pretty bad

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We’ve all had a case of the Mondays, but Dortmund striker Robert Lewandowski had a particularly bad morning today.

The Polish star, who will be headed to Bundesliga rival Bayern Munich after this season, was apparently the victim of a theft — or possibly a prank by bitter BVB fans. The latter wouldn’t be surprising, especially considering the way former Dortmund star Mario Götze was treated when he made the swap to Bayern last year.

imageLewandowski probably can’t wait to fix up his Porsche Cayenne and drive to Munich.

(Images courtesy of Getty, story via @uersfeld)