Cristiano Wraps Ricardo Quaresma’s Car in Foil – Nike Mercurial Superfly CR7 Silverware

Filed under: Cristiano Ronaldo, Culture & Lifestyle, Nike, Portugal

Dude.

Apparently the Portuguese national team are having tons of fun at each others expense during training because I don’t think Dunny or Beans would be too happy with me wrapping their rig in TIN FOIL!!!

Obviously this is a nice promotional situation for Cristiano’s new boot, which is sick by the way, and Ricardo took it all in good spirits.

I don’t have NIKEFOOTBALL on snapchat (added!) but I’m sure the video is outstanding.

Seriously @cristiano ?! My newly redesigned CR7 #Mercurial car on @nikefootball 's snapchat ????????

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John Terry Re-ups with Chelsea FC

Filed under: Chelsea, John Terry

Upon signing the new deal, Jose Mourinho added, ‘This new contract is not to say “thank you very much”; it is because John continues to perform. He is a top defender. I am happy that he completely deserves this new contract after a season where he has already played 40 matches.’

….and Chelsea put their money behind that statement. Terry is reported to have signed a deal that is worth £150,000-a-week which is no small shakes.

John Terry joined with Chelsea in 1995 and his 661 appearances for the club, right now, is the the third highest for the Blues behind Ron Harris at 795 and Peter Bonetti, at 729.

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Watch :: San Jose Earthquakes AVAYA Stadium Time-Lapse

Filed under: Culture & Lifestyle, San Jose Earthquakes, Stadiums

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Relive the excitement of San Jose’s opening day! EarthCam teamed up with the San Jose Earthquakes to document nearly two years of construction at Avaya Stadium. Watch the progress and participate in opening day festivities with this time-lapse!

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Video :: “Close Your Eyes (And Count To F**k)” Run The Jewels ft. Zack de la Rocha

Filed under: Culture & Lifestyle, Music, Videos

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This.

Run the Jewels 2 on iTunes

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#AirMaxDay – Nike SNKRS Box In Los Angeles

Filed under: Culture & Lifestyle

The greatest story ever worn. #airmaxday

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If you’re in the Los Angeles area, head on over to 735 E. 3rd St. on the corner of E. 3rd St. and Traction Ave to check out Nike’s giant SNKRS Box that opens up today through Saturday…..

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Nike Sportwear Presents: David Luiz on Air

Filed under: Culture & Lifestyle, David Luiz, Nike, PSG, Sneakers, Videos

Tomorrow is officially Nike Air Max Day and this week has seen a lot of momentum and energy going into the big day tomorrow. As part of the push from Nike, they are giving us looks at some footballers from around the world and their affinity for the legendary sneaker. Yesterday we got a peak into the collection of Tottenham defender Kyle Walker, and today PSG defender David Luiz is featured alongside Parisian sneakerhead Kevin Duong.

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Duong and Luiz crossed paths in La Ville Lumière in what became a summit involving a sneakerhead who loves football and a football player who loves sneakers.

“PSG has been dear to me,” Duong explains. “I can’t imagine supporting another club.”

The two traded stories of triumph and defeat, on the pitch and in the sneaker shop, only stopping momentarily to admire each other’s footwear.

“Two sneakers in [Kevin’s] collection are dedicated to Paris Saint-Germain,” Luiz says with a smile. “I think he has very good taste.”

An Air Max that Duong doesn’t have is one that Luiz would be happy to invent.

“They haven’t done one yet with curly hair, which would define me best,” Luiz says, laughing. “But in all seriousness, those with lively colors will better define who I am. Or if they make them with a smile, or with a tongue sticking out, that could be it.”

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The Paris Saint-Germain defender is well known for his unique hair and comedic personality. But what many may not know is that he is an avid fan of sneakers, especially Air Max.

“The sneaker is a symbol for all that life has given me,” Luiz says. “It’s possible today to have many sneakers. I know how much my parents have struggled to give us, my sister and me, at least the basic things. And today I see that life has given me even more, much more than I’ve ever asked for. I’m happy to be able to choose, ‘Well, I’ll wear this one, no, it doesn’t look cool, I’ll change it.’”

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Video :: Libero Magazine – Football Dancing

Filed under: Culture & Lifestyle, Spain, Videos

Spanish magazine, Libero, tries to make the claim that if you can play soccer, you can dance. Or if you have a really good editor, you can dance too. Either way, these are pretty entertaining, and my dude in the techno version gets it in. Someone get him to a club in Vegas!

The Rock & Roll version

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And lastly, Cumbia

Added on March 25th, 2015 by

Minnesota United – The Team That Nobody Wanted

Filed under: Expansion Team, Minnesota FC, MLS News, Highlights, Videos, and Scores | Major League Soccer Highlights

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To the surprise of just about nobody, Minnesota United has been announced as the 23rd MLS franchise. Like many MLS fans, I was watching the live stream this morning. I wasn’t surprised by all that much, until I heard some Minnesota United fans singing a chant that said they are “the team that nobody wanted.” I hadn’t heard that before. I’m not super knowledgeable about the inner workings of what has been taking place in and around Minnesota United in recent times. Following along on the periphery of things, it all looked good up in Minneapolis. But dig in to what has been going on up there over the last four years or so, and you start to get a sense of what a great story this all is.

According to Norther Pitch (who you should be following for all things soccer in Minnesota):

When the MLS4MN website went live in May 2011, the soccer situation in Minnesota was depressing and dire for long-time fans. The Minnesota Thunder had folded in 2009 due to financial issues and their replacement, the NSC Minnesota Stars, became a league owned club after one year of ownership because the National Sports Center did not meet the U.S. Soccer Federation ownership criteria for a Division Two team. Having averaged only 1,374 people in 2010, the future of professional soccer in Minnesota was looking bleak.

In 2011, Minnesota soccer fans celebrated winning the North American Soccer League’s Soccer Bowl by singing “The team that nobody wanted is going to win the cup.” That’s what it felt like: fans were abandoned. The specter of soccer was raised by the Vikings and politicians as a way to pay lip-service to broadening the use of the new stadium beyond just football. But the fans, the people who invested so much of their energy trying to save their team and professional soccer, were left in the Minnesota cold.

So only a few years ago things looked incredibly bleak for Minnesota and professional soccer there. Fast forward a few years and they have just been awarded the latest MLS franchise (ahead of one David Beckham). There is something really cool going on here and a deeper story about what transpired the last four or five years. Congrats to Minnesota United and their fan base who made something special happen.

Read more about “The team that nobody wanted” at NP.

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