Archive for the 'World Cup' Category

November 19th, 2014

The FIFA Chronicles :: Qatar Bid Whistleblower Offered FBI Protection

Earlier today, Beans wrote a piece called The FIFA Chronicles that offers a pretty good perspective and asks some good questions that I'm sure a lot of us were thinking or a lot of the TOW readers have amongst themselves much like we discuss it over adult bevys. I happened to be doing a little thumb surfing on the twitter and saw this pop up ...
October 16th, 2014

Must Watch :: “The Finish Line: Landon Donovan” Episode 1

In the first episode of the Grantland Features series chronicling the twilight of Landon Donovan’s career, we follow the American legend during his farewell game as a member of the U.S. national team while he discusses the most memorable moments playing for his country. "Leading up to the World Cup, there was a tiny piece of me that had some ...
September 25th, 2014

World Cup Gear Helps Nike Top Profit Estimates … By A Lot

NIKE, INC. announced their fiscal 2015 first quarter results today and they were good. And by good, I mean effing phenomenal. The financial talk is that their net income in the quarter ended Aug. 31 rose 23 percent to $962 million, or $1.09 a share, up from $779 million, or 86 cents, a year earlier, the Beaverton, Oregon-based company said today in a ...
September 12th, 2014

Summer’s End

Summer is officially over. With the passing of Labor day, we officially have summer in our rear view mirrors. It might not feel anything like that in this blistering heat here in LA, but it's officially over. This wasn't just any summer. This was the summer that hosted the best World Cup I can remember. The summer that saw the US team get out of the ...
September 7th, 2014

Awesome German World Cup Star TIFO During EURO 2016 Qualifying

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August 24th, 2014

MARIO GÖTZE’S World Cup Winning Magista Boot displayed at NIKE BERLIN

It is the most famous football boot of the summer — the Nike Magista worn on Mario Götze’s left foot that made history in the final in Brasil. It traveled with Mario from the Maracanã to Munich, and the Magista has now arrived in Berlin. * Nike Berlin will showcase the history-making Nike Magista until the end of August before Mario Götze ...
July 22nd, 2014

Real Madrid signs Colombian star James Rodríguez for a reported £63m ($107.5m USD)

El Real Madrid C. F. y la AS Mónaco FC han llegado a un acuerdo para el traspaso del jugador James Rodríguez, que queda vinculado al club durante las próximas seis temporadas / Real Madrid C. F. have reached an agreement with AS Mónaco FC to buy James Rodríguez, who will join the club for the next six seasons #WelcomeJames #BienvenidoJames ...
July 16th, 2014

2014 FIFA World Cup Goals Ranked by Cleat Worn

Soccer.com did some work today and put together a beautiful post. They looked at all of the video and all of the coverage and came up with some charts. They tallied up all of the goals and have broken them down by cleat, by brand, by team and by league. This is my kind of post. Head here to soccer.com for the other numbers. Its really good.