Archive for the 'Social Issues' Category

March 13th, 2015

Recreation Soccer player Bassel Saad gets 8-15 years in prison after punch kills ref – Widow gives him Red Card

Bassel Saad, a weekend soccer player, pleaded guilty last month to manslaughter charges for delivering a fatal punch to the face of referee John Bieniewicz, on June 29th of last year during a soccer game in suburban Detroit. Saad had faced trial on second-degree murder charges before he took a plea deal, which the judge sentenced him today to serve ...
March 3rd, 2015

Support the Grammarch Challenge 2015 with Devyn C

When I run on the field I get the ball. I take on defenders big and small. Some are fast some are slow, but when I get past it's a GOAL! GOAL! GOAL! #Day3 #SoccerRhyme #grammarch #rhyme #soccerlife A photo posted by Soccer Life (@devyncuriel) on Mar 3, 2015 at 8:54am PST In case you missed the post from a couple of weeks ago ahead of the ...
February 25th, 2015

Trailer :: “Son of the Congo” – Serge Ibaka

Serge Ibaka managed to escape the war-torn streets of the Congo and play his way to the top of the NBA. In 'Son of the Congo,' he returns to his native country, revisiting the empty lots where he used to sleep, reconnecting with his daughter, and confronting the stark reality facing Congolese youth. The odds are long, but Ibaka imparts his ...
January 29th, 2015

Watch :: HASHTAG LUNCHBAG on NBC News

In case you missed it, we wanted to share a video of the folks behind #HASHTAGLUNCHBAG when they were on the news earlier this week.
December 18th, 2014

Video :: ETHAN KING on Huff Post Live “Helping Through Sports With ‘Charity Ball’”

At 10 years old, Ethan King was determined to make an impact. By founding Charity Ball, which donates soccer equipment in developing nations, he's been doing just that. He and his father join us live. * You know how we feel about Ethan around here so seeing everything that he is doing these days and weeks and months and years before he becomes the ...
November 19th, 2014

Trailer Alert :: “We Stand Alone” fka One Legged Stars

A few years back (three to be exact) I came upon a short video on vimeo and I decided to post it and write this: I spotted this trailer on vimeo last week titled “Liberian Soccer Film,” and was immediately curious as to what it was all about. Was this going to be a full length feature, was it going to be a web series, were they going to do ...
October 19th, 2014

Beats by Dre :: “LeBron James RE-ESTABLISHED 2014″ and other thoughts on Athletes Making a Difference

The words “Akron Est. 1984” are inked on LeBron James’ body. Moving back to Cleveland in 2014 is the re-establishment of his legacy in Northern Ohio. He now embarks on the next and greatest chapter of his career. This offseason, with Powerbeats2 Wireless, LeBron has re-established his body through intense training. He’s also ...
September 22nd, 2014

Chivas USA helps “Heal The Bay” during Week of Gratitude

Chivas USA and Heal the Bay worked together with fans to clean up Venice Beach for the Coastal Clean-up Day on September 20th. These kinds of things are pretty cool and I wish I'd known about it before it happened. I've done a few things like this whether its an LA River Clean Up or something down at the beaches here in SoCal. Its interested ...