Atletico Madrid v Chelsea
Atletico Madrid v Chelsea
Dimitar Berbatov wants you to know he’s still the smoothest striker in the game.
On Sunday, the former Fulham and Man United man produced one of the most effortless goals humanly possible to give Monaco a 1-0 win over Nice, which clinched them a spot in next year’s Champions League.
No big deal.
Ah yes, the good ol’ reporter getting hit by a stray ball bit. It never fails to amuse us.
The latest victim? TWC Sportsnet reporter Kelli Tennant, who was struck in the back of the head while giving a live hit ahead of the LA Galaxy’s 2-2 draw against the Vancouver Whitecaps.
A true pro, Tennant didn’t skip a beat and went on with her report as if nothing happened *golf clap*. She must have taken a lesson from Sky Germany reporter Jessica Kastrop, who’s a veteran when it comes to these things. This is probably our favorite one of the bunch, played on loop for optimal viewing pleasure:
Some other folks wouldn’t remain as cool and collected. Right, ‘Arry?
Image via Coca-Cola
Get ready to choke back the tears, because this is one heck of a story.
Nico Calabria was born with only one leg, but the rare disability has never inhibited him from achieving greatness on and off the field. Using forearm crutches now after learning how to play soccer, basketball or even how to ice skate with the help of a prosthetic leg, Nico still excelled competing against two-legged peers, even at the varsity high school level.
Now 19, Nico has become one of the best players on the United States National Amputee Soccer Team and an inspiration to anyone with a pulse. Six years ago, Nico became the first person to ever summit Mt. Kilimanjaro on crutches, raising more than $100,000 for charity in the process. (Now that kid’s got some upper body strength!)
Inspired by Nico’s amazing journey, sports drink makers Powerade have now featured him as part of their 2014 FIFA World Cup campaign, and the ad is perfect. Watch:
For more on Nico’s story, check out Coca-Cola’s profile on him.
H/T Huff Post
Perhaps Wolverhampton fans should take lessons from Brentford fans on how to properly invade the pitch, because on Friday they almost cost their club the match for spending too much time on the field.
The Wolves defeated Rotherham in a wild 6-4 victory, but it wasn’t without frequent interruption.
The invasions started small…
Hundreds of fans from the South Bank storm onto the pitch to celebrate. But they’re getting off pretty quickly.— Tim Nash (@TimNash_star)April 18, 2014
Jacobs shot hits the sidenetting and there’s another mini pitch invasion. The rest of the South Bank let them know what they think of them.— Tim Nash (@TimNash_star)April 18, 2014
…but slowly got more and more out of hand, and eventually resulted in two huge invasions in the final minutes of the match:
Luckily for the club and that obnoxious group of fans, the referee was incredibly patient, because the madness could have cost them the match.
Now comes a PA announcement that the ref will abandon the game if the fans invade the pitch again.— Tim Nash (@TimNash_star)April 18, 2014
Wolves have said they expect a fine, and condemned the fans, but let’s be honest: they’re just as excited as everyone who ran onto the pitch on Friday. After all, they’re going back to the Championship!
(H/T SB Nation)
League One side Brentford FC needed all the stars to align to secure promotion to the Championship on Friday.
First, they had to beat Preston North End. Check:
Next, they needed both Leyton Orient and Rotherham to lose. Orient’s match ended just before the Bees won, so that result was secure.
But could Wolverhampton beat Rotherham? This video contains that answer pretty definitively:
And of course, no promotion would be complete without emotional fans letting it all out on the pitch:
Finally, after all was said and done in the Bees’ 2013-14 season, the players went down to the pub to celebrate with their loyal supporters. Party on, y’all. You deserve it!
— BillytheBee (@billythebee99)April 18, 2014
Congratulations Brentford. It’s been a long time since you’ve been in the Championship — more than two decades — so enjoy while it lasts.
The only way to make a scrimmage between young kids and real, actual footballers somewhat competitive is to outnumber the professionals by a large margin.
But even then, it’s never really fair fight. It does, however, lead to really amusing plays and goals, like this one from John Terry:
Let’s see them try that one against a real team and see how far they get.
The local police in Valencia have quite the sense of humor. After Gareth Bale score his absurdly amazing solo goal to give Real Madrid the Copa del Rey trophy, the cops issued him a fake but totally hilarious speeding ticket.
Bale’s been fined. “Reckless over-taking & crossing the continuous white line, while exceeding the speed-limit” pic.twitter.com/Qcwghbjo1W— AS English (@English_AS)April 17, 2014
Well played, Valencia cops.
Not only that, but there’s some great humor in the details as well.
Scores: and assists
Model: Not at the moment
And because you know you want to watch it again, the goal that prompted the clever ticket:
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