20
Sep

Young Hull City goalkeeper nails singing “I’m Yours” for initiation

Standing in front of your team and singing a song is a pretty popular initiation for most new signings, but not many actually have the pipes to pull it off.

But young Hull City goalkeeper Rory Watson serenaded his teammates with a rather lovely version of Jason Mraz’s “I’m Yours” on their road trip to Newcastle.


While he probably won’t be winning “The X Factor” any time soon, you have to admit Rory’s got a little bit of a hidden talent. If soccer doesn’t work out, he could totally be a lounge or cruise singer.

(H/T Metro)

24
Mar

Four years after Waka Waka, Shakira releases Brazil World Cup song

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you had to see this one coming.

Between the popularity of her 2010 World Cup anthem, "Waka Waka," her love of the sport and her devotion to footballer Gerard Pique, Shakira was bound to become musically involved in the upcoming tournament in Brazil. Even if FIFA already selected Pitbull for this year’s “official” World Cup song.

Behold: “La La La,” the Colombian singer’s unofficial song for the World Cup.

To come up with this upbeat jam, Shakira re-worked her new song “Dare,” adding in soccer-specific lyrics like, “Hear the whistle, kick the ball.” 

Alright, so it’s not particularly clever. But it’s rather catchy, so it’s almost a certainty that we’ll all be sick of it by the end of the World Cup.

27
May

PUMA throws flashmob for Dortmund, team could not care less

First thing’s first: You have to give PUMA some credit for supporting their team, even when they are down. Their timing, however, could not have been worse.

Borussia Dortmund had just lost the UEFA Champions League final. It was their biggest game of the year, and probably the biggest game of many of the players’ careers. When they arrived at the check-in counter at the airport before heading home to Germany, they were greeted with a singing and dancing PUMA flashmob.

The Dortmund team and staff could not have looked less interested. After coming off one of the biggest disappointments of their career, this was surely the last thing they wanted to see.

The strangest part of all: Everything was sung in English. There was even a “we’re proud of you” sign written in English. Not only were they subjected to this dance number, but it was all performed in a foreign language. How unsettling and different to Bayern Munich welcome back home:

7
Jan

Former US Women’s National Team coach Pia Sundhage was awarded the Women’s Coach of the Year award at Monday’s Ballon d’Or gala, and to the surprise of everyone there, promptly broke out into song!

After first thanking her staff, Sundhage turned to her two star players in the audience and said: “I look at Alex [Morgan] and Abby [Wambach] and all your teammates I have only one thing to say…” She then belted out an acapella version of Bob Dylan’s “If Not for You.”

Hats off to her for a job well done, and a bold acceptance speech. And she didn’t even blush!!