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)

5
Jul

It wasn’t so long ago - two months in fact - that David Beckham hung up his boots following an illustrious playing career in England, Spain, the United States, Italy and France. 

In a creative and touching tribute to the former Manchester United and Real Madird star, Japanese animators Mori Pictures provide Beckham’s best moments in Lego form. The video even revisits Beckham’s crucial points in his career from his red card in the 1998 World Cup to his emotional goodbye farewell with PSG earlier this year.

Sit back, relax and enjoy Beckham’s greatest hits and misses.

(H/T 101GreatGoals)

1
Jun

Mourinho swarmed with photogs, ref pauses match

Leave it to Jose Mourinho to go out in one final blaze of glory.

Rather than join his team on the pitch for warmups and pregame ceremonies, he decided to wait in the tunnel to make sure that he could make a grand entrance for his final appearance at the Bernabeu with the club.

After the match began and the manager finally appeared, he was swarmed with photographers. It got so hectic that the referee had to pause the game to clear the cameramen from the sidelines. Once the photo opp was finished, Mourinho quietly took a seat on the team’s bench. 

Mourinho wishes the team happiness and will exit La Liga on a high note after defeating Osasuna 4-2. Before the match, the former Chelsea manager provided a goodbye statement on Real Madrid’s website after his three-year stint with the club:

”I wish all of Real Madrid’s supporters much happiness in the future,” Mourinho said. ”I want to thank many fans for their support, and I respect the criticism of others. I repeat, happiness to all, and above all, good health. Hala (Forward) Madrid!”

Madrid players Sami Khedira and Alvaro Arbeloa wished Mourinho well on their Facebook and Twitter accounts respectively: