Trailer :: Spy starring Melissa McCarthy, Jason Statham, Rose Byrne & 50 Cent

Filed under: Culture & Lifestyle, Trailers, Videos

~~  A whole lot of potential with this lineup….

A desk-bound CIA analyst volunteers to go undercover to infiltrate the world of a deadly arms dealer, and prevent diabolical global disaster.

Release :: May 22nd

Trailer - Spy

Added on April 1st, 2015 by

Becks on The Late Late Show with James Corden

Filed under: Becks, Culture & Lifestyle

Apparently, David and Victoria made Brooklyn get a job, a real job. You may remember that last year, before he was model full time and after the family moved back to London, Brooklyn started working on the weekends.

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James asks David about his son Brooklyn having a job in a London coffee shop and David talks about his protective approach during his son’s first date.

Tons of respect for the kid, and his parents. We all know that they have the bread, we all know that this kid has opportunities to do things at a very young age that none of us can really even fathom, but the fact that he took a gig that probably doesn’t pay more than a couple of bucks an hour, says a lot about the dude, and how his parents raised him. Cheers to the Beckhams.

Side note, could he ask for a percentage of the stores receipts though? Or, some sort of ownership stake. Let’s keep it all the way 100. If all of the teens in the area find out that Brooklyn Beckham is working at the local coffee shop on the weekends, don’t you think that traffic in said coffee should would probably pick up exponentially?

Other random, have you been watching Late Late?

David Beckham & James Corden’s New Underwear Line – TOW

This is actually a pretty good show and they are doing some pretty cool things. I won’t say that they have reinvented the late night show or anything like that, but they have taken some of the great things from the Jimmy’s shows and makes a lot of content and segments that will go viral. Here is a clever little ditty with Becks, Claire Danes or Bob Odenkirk.

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* Claire Danes, I see you. Big fan.

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Raheem Sterling :: Not About Liverpool Money, About The Trophies

Filed under: Culture & Lifestyle, EPL News, Highlights, Videos, and Scores | English Premier League Highlights, Soccer News, Videos

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~~  There’s been a ton of stories coming out about Liverpool / England attacker Raheem Sterling lately with his EPL contract situation up in the air and reports that the Anfield club offering him anywhere from £100,000 a week to £180,000 week.

Sterling still has more than two years to run on his current £35,000-a-week deal and said he will not hold any further discussions until the end of the season….. But.  You should watch this interview… Really interesting stuff.

“I don’t want to be perceived as a money-grabbing 20-year-old,”Sterling told BBC Sport. “I just want to be seen as a kid that loves to play football. It’s not about the money at all. It’s never been about money. I talk about winning trophies throughout my career. That’s all I talk about.”

Raheem Sterling Int

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Real Madrid Signs Brazilian Danilo From Porto For $33.8 Million

Filed under: La Liga News, Highlights, Videos, and Scores | Spanish La Liga, Soccer News

Danilo

~~  So long ….  Wait, Real’s right back is Dani Carvajal!?!?!

via RealMadrid

Danilo Luiz da Silva (Bicas, Brazil, 15-07-1991) will join Real Madrid next season. Aged 23, he is already a regular member of the Brazilian squad. He is a right back who covers a lot of ground, he is quick, technical and hits the ball well. These qualities are enhanced by a spectacular physique making him a danger in attack.

After taking his first footballing steps with América Mineiro, he joined Santos in 2010. He won the Copa Libertadores there in 2011, and scored the decisive goal in the final against Peñarol. In 2012 he made the step up to European football and joined Porto where he has established himself as one of the most influential players in world football.

He won the Under-20 World Cup with Brazil in 2011 and a silver medal at the Olympic Games in London, Danilo has obtained two Super Cups and two league titles with Porto. This season he has played in 34 games and scored 4 goals. In the current Champions League he has participated in 7 games and scored one goal helping Porto to qualify for the quarter-finals.

Career
América Mineiro (2009-10)
Santos (2010-11)
Porto (2012-15)
Real Madrid (2015- )

Trophies
1 Copa Libertadores (2011)
2 Portuguese league titles (2012 y 2013)
2 Portuguese Super Cups (2012 y 2013)
1 Under-20 World Cup with Brazil (2011)
Silver at the Olympic Games in London (2012)

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adidas Hamburg :: St Cargo Khaki

Filed under: Culture & Lifestyle, Kicks

adi Hamburg

~~  So.  So.  Fresh.  These colors AND gum sole?!?!?!

A good look at the St. Cargo Khaki color way drop in the adidas Hamburg, spotted and available over at CaliRoots.

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Added on March 31st, 2015 by

Jozy Altidore Drops Double F-Bomb Towards Ref – Gets Sent Off vs Switzerland

Filed under: EPL News, Highlights, Videos, and Scores | English Premier League Highlights, Highlights, MLS News, Highlights, Videos, and Scores | Major League Soccer Highlights, Soccer News, Videos

Jozy Altidore said the magic words to the referee and saw red.

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~~  You can get away with a lot nowadays…. But dropping the Double F-Bomb directly to the referee’s face is not one of them…

And then Jozy issued his public apology after the game.

“I want to apologize to our fans and my teammates,” Altidore said after the game. “Emotion got the best of me and I put our team in a tough position. That’s not the type of role model I want to be.  All credit to the boys for grinding it out and earning a positive result.”

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TOW Book Club :: “Soccer FAQ: All Thats Left to Know About the Clubs, the Players, and the Rivalries”

Filed under: Books

Soccer FAQ is a fast, furious, and opinionated guide to the worlds most popular game, an all-encompassing history that introduces readers to the biggest clubs, the greatest games, the finest players, and the fiercest rivalries.

From Sunderland to Seattle, from Berlin to Buenos Aires, Soccer FAQ delves into every aspect of the sport, tracing its development from a victorious Anglo-Saxon army kicking the heads of their fallen enemies around a field, to the multibillion-dollar industry of today and every stop in between.

Record breakers and giant killers alike file through the pages, illustrating the beautiful game as it is played at every level, from the World Cup Final to the village green, with fully updated commentary on all the worlds major competitions, including the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

The book is from author Dave Thompson, someone who has written about soccer for more than 30 years for various outlets such as Football Monthly, USA Soccer News, Total Football, Programme Monthly, and others and author of the acclaimed English soccer trilogy, Those We Have Loved, and Backbeat Books, known for their depth, spirit, and authority, across a wide range of books that have been favorites among passionate music fans and musicians, including books on Nirvana, AC/DC, The Who, Carlos Santana and many others.

As one who has come to the game later in life, I must say that after reading a few chapters after receiving this book just today, I am already in it to win it. The first 30 pages or so definitely gives you a great history of the game from an American perspective and a lot of information that I, frankly, did not know.

As I have thumbed through some of the following chapters, I can see that there will be a lot of things in this book that I have not known before, and probably thought about asking but Ben, Brian or the internets were not immediately around.

Interesting stuff so far and something that I think anyone and everyone should read, even if you have been around for a while in the soccer community. This is something that is pretty good for me to read and get totally up to speed, but I can already see that there is a lot of stuff in here that I’m pretty sure even Ben and Brian don’t know.

The book is available on Amazon and Barnes and Noble and probably all of your retail book outlets, so you sould give it a spin.

soccer faq amazon

As a side, except for the title, the books are almost exactly the same. I’ve thumbed through and it lines up exactly, and there are just a few differences substituting soccer for football, field for pitch, and a couple of other sport area specific terms, but its the same book.

I’ll for surely will be probably will be finishing up with this thing, in a week or so and then I will be able to give a decent and full review of it. Good news though, as you can see in the picture, we have received two copies – one, the American version of the book and two, the European / UK edition of the book.

We’ll be giving one of them away to a reader. Stay tuned.

* That’s a massive image by the way. My bad. I’m not on my main computer… I’m using some combination of a super old lapper, my iphone (without using the cloud) and no connector cables. I may or may not fix it when I get to the crib in front of the big boy Mac.

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Listen :: “My Greatest Game – Paul Ince” – Italy vs England 1997

Filed under: England, English National Team, History of the Game, Italy

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In the first of a new series from SkyTV, Paul Ince describes his greatest game – England’s draw with Italy in 1997, which guaranteed a place at the 1998 World Cup.

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As you all may know, I am relatively new to this, and games like this were outside of what has influenced me to get in to the game. I’ve never seen this video, never heard this story, or even seem some of the images of this kid getting his head split open, leaking, and still comes back in to the game.

Found this throwback piece on the game. Incredible.

Italy v England, 1997 – When Paul Ince led Three Lions to their finest hour – Telegraph

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