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

23
Jun

CR7’s new haircut reportedly matches scar of a young fan who’d just undergone surgery

You may recall that Portuguese superstar Cristiano Ronaldo quietly donated over $85K to pay for 10-month old Erik Ortiz Cruz to undergo brain surgery in March.

Sunday, Ronaldo was seen sporting a fresh zig-zag cut in his hair during the USA and Portugal game — reportedly cut in to match the scar young Erik has been left with after his surgery.

Unfortunately, the official World Cup account on Instagram described the haircut instead as showing the number seven — which of course is the number Ronaldo wears:

The tagline for the Instagram picture was: “7: a shirt number, but also the number of games @cristiano wants to play at this #WorldCup. Barbers will be asked for this around the world tomorrow! #Portugal #Copa2014″.

Maybe. But after hearing about CR7’s kind act, we’d rather believe it’s a show of solidarity with brave young Erik.

(H/T: 101GG)

10
Jun

Cristiano Ronaldo threw around a football at training on Monday

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Cristiano Ronaldo throws a football before a team practice session (Image: Action Images).

Much to the delight of Portugal fans (and probably dismay of USA, Ghana and Germany fans) Cristiano Ronaldo returned to training Monday ahead of “Os Navegadores” friendly against the Republic of Ireland.

Since the team was training at the New York Jets’ facility in Florham Park, New Jersey, it made sense for the Portuguese players to try their hands (get it?) at a little American football.

Of course, the newly fit Ronaldo took a few tosses with the hand-egg under the tutelage of Jets wideout David Nelson. This all goes down at about the 30-second mark of the video above, and the results are about what you’d expect from a guy that makes his living primarily using his feet.

There hasn’t been an athlete that physically impressive with that sort of throwing form since Tim Tebow led the charge for the Jets. Maybe CR7 can blame the shorts?

He should definitely blame the shorts.

(h/t Dirty Tackle)

9
Jun

Nike rolls out yet another epic World Cup ad

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Nike has upped the ante in the World Cup advertising game.

After killing it with their brilliant "Winner Stays" TV spot, Nike Football has released a second 5-minute short film that will whet your appetite for the World Cup. This one, however, is animated!

Titled “The Last Game,” the ad tells the story of how soccer’s biggest stars get replaced by perfect footballing clones, cast away to perform regular ol’ boring jobs. Zlatan Ibrahimovic, for instance, hopelessly tries to sell copies of his “I Am Zlatan” book, Neymar and David Luiz cut hair (that makes sense), Wayne Rooney is a fisherman and Cristiano Ronaldo is employed as a human mannequin (that definitely makes sense).

Seeing how ‘The Beautiful Game’ has been ruined by clones, the “other” Ronaldo decides to take a stand and convinces “the originals” to unite and challenge the clones for one last match, with the losers quitting the sport forever.

The result is thoroughly entertaining:

4
Jun

Ghanaian witch doctor takes credit for Cristiano Ronaldo’s injury worries

imageNana Kwaku Bonsam, in action (Image: Facebook)

Cristiano Ronaldo is in danger of missing at least Portugal’s 2014 World Cup opener against Germany due to injury, and Ghana’s “most influential witch doctor” — yes, they still exist — has claimed responsibility for his ailment.

Nana Kwaku Bonsam — whose name translates as “Devil of Wednesday” according to The Guardian — predicted in February that the reigning FIFA Ballon d’Or winner would miss the World Cup with a significant injury, and with the tournament just a week away, that is looking increasingly possible.

From The Guardian:

Ghana are set to meet Portugal in their final match of Group G in Brasilia on June 26 and Bonsam claims to have conjured a special powder from his gods, mixed with several leaves and concoctions which have been placed around an image and caricature of the former Manchester United player.

“I said it four months ago that I will work on Cristiano Ronaldo seriously and rule him out of the World up or at least prevent him from playing against Ghana and the best thing I can do is to keep him out through injury,” Bonsam says.

“This injury can never be cured by any medic, they can never see what is causing the injury because it is spiritual. Today, it is his knee, tomorrow it is his thigh, next day it is something else.”

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Image courtesy of Getty

You can cry to the heavens all you want, Ronaldo. But apparently, there is no cure to the curse Bonsam placed upon you.

2
Jun

Real Madrid to wear hot pink away kits next season

Real Madrid revealed their new kits for the 2014/15 season via Twitter on Monday, and they’re certain to raise some eyebrows.

While Real’s home kits remain traditionally white, the away kit is all PINK everything. And not just any pink — hot pink!

Earlier Monday, everyone’s go-to kit blog Todo Sobre Camisetas leaked images of the flashy new uniforms:

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Real might want to back order these bad boys right now! You just know the shirts will be flying off the shelves, especially those with the number ‘7’ on the back.

Here’s a sneak peek at what Cristiano Ronaldo might look like in action next year:

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Cristiano can definitely rock a pink kit. (Image: Jason Tew/FOX Sports)

2
Jun

Cristiano Ronaldo takes World Cup selfie

Portugal’s national team took off on a jet plane to Brazil on Monday - but first! - Cristiano Ronaldo had to take a ‘Selfie.’

As you can see, Raul Mereiles already has his World Cup beard groomed to perfection.