~~ Time to put another bird on it……
Season 5 of Portlandia will… be… epic! Fred and Carrie return Thursday, January 8th at 10p only on IFC.
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I know, I know… thats a bold statement, and there is no way to actually say that definitely, but when you have a former all-pro commentator saying its the greatest that he’s ever seen, I’m going to take his word for it.
The fact that he said, “Thats IMPOSSIBLE” and its something that he’s just seen, says it all to me.
Just to show you one of the many reasons this was the catch of the year….. pic.twitter.com/VdDYiqmb5F
— Donté Stallworth (@DonteStallworth) November 24, 2014
By the way, one of my favorite things ever, is hearing athletes and entertainers who have seen it all and done it all, when they are impressed with something. As a fan, I think its special, but when you can get your peers to react, thats a whole different deal.
Anyways, that was an interesting tid-bit from Al and Chris when talking about Odell Beckham Jr.’s folks and where he came from. Apparently, he was a pretty good soccer player. According to Odell, its the sport he fell in love with first.
“It was my first love. My coach actually tried to get me on the national team when I was like 13, 14, but to do the soccer thing, you really have to go overseas. It was a decision at a young age that I didn’t really want to leave my family. It was one of those things where I had to let it go, even though I still think about it to this day.”
Odell Beckham Jr. talks about soccer, hamstring injury – BigBlueView.com
I found some stuff on his instagram* that shows me he’s a supporter.
** Side Note **
I had to scroll through a loooooottttttttttt of selfies and pics of Jordan’s that I will never get on his instagram, @iam_objxiii, to find these two ig’s.
Teal Bunbury goes lucky lefty from outside the box to the top left corner of the goal to put the Revolution up 1 – nil over the Red Bulls.
Twitter properly lost its shit… Check out the first tweet though from Teal, looks like he was feeling good ahead of the game. Gotta love an athlete that calls his shot.
Big-league goal by Teal Bunbury, and New England has an away goal. NY crowd stunned. NE traveling fans going nuts. 1-0 NE.
— Grant Wahl (@GrantWahl) November 23, 2014
GOAL REVS!!! Teal Bunbury with a BEAUTIFUL left-footed curler. 1-0 Revs, 17th minute.
— Ives Galarcep (@SoccerByIves) November 23, 2014
What a goal from Teal Bunbury! I didn't know he had that in his bag. Wow.
— Jimmy Conrad (@JimmyConrad) November 23, 2014
— Taylor Twellman (@TaylorTwellman) November 23, 2014
— NESoccerToday.com (@NESoccerToday) November 23, 2014
Teal Bunbury with the left? From distance? Well done, well done. That's about the last thing you'd expect in this situation. #NYvNE
— Andrew Wiebe (@andrew_wiebe) November 23, 2014
When did Teal Bunbury learn how to do that
— Jason (@JaxsonDeTrill) November 23, 2014
Teal Bunbury just pulled that ish off the top shelf. Holy Lord….
— Rick Parker (@MrSportsMBA) November 23, 2014
What a goal @TealBunB !!!
— Dave Giffard (@vcusoccer) November 23, 2014
Omg teal bunbury are you kidding me
— nickkkkkkkkkk (@nickiluzada) November 23, 2014
I never thought Teal Bunbury had that in him
— JAKOBY HiGHROLLER (@EuSouPato) November 23, 2014
~~ After a 40 year World Cup relationship, how telling is this quote…. Listen, it’s not like there won’t be plenty of companies lining up to replace Coca-Cola is they walk, but when Fortune 100′s ‘spokesman’ say something like this….. You wonder how much momentum this situation continues to pick up.
Coca-Cola, which has sponsored FIFA’s flagship tournament for almost 40 years, says it is concerned over “conflicting perspectives” of the long-awaited report into the bidding process for the 2018 and 2022 finals.
A summary of the report from FIFA’s top ethics judge Hans-Joachim Eckert cleared successful bidders Russia and Qatar of significant wrongdoing while specifically taking issue with aspects of England’s 2018 bid.
Eckert’s version was then criticised by Garcia, who claimed his conclusions had been misrepresented, and in the fallout several senior figures within the game, including Football Association chairman Greg Dyke, have called for the report’s full publication.
FIFA says legal restrictions mean this cannot happen, but in the meantime football’s governing body is facing pressure to act transparently from one of its most recognisable sponsors.
A Coca-Cola spokesman, quoted in The Sunday Times, said: “Anything that detracts from the mission and ideals of the FIFA World Cup is a concern for us.
“The current conflicting perspectives regarding the investigation are disappointing. Our expectation is that this will be resolved quickly in a transparent and efficient manner.”
Lionel Messi had a hat trick to break the all-time La Liga goal scoring record and propel FC Barcelona to a runaway victory over Sevilla on Saturday night at Camp Nou.
FC Barcelona’s Tribute to King Lio
Manchester United fans singing ’20 Times Man United’ at Arsenal fans after Arsenal 1-2 Manchester United, EPL, 22/11/14
You can clearly make out the lyrics (if you don’t know them already) but here they are:
“20 times 20 times Man United, 20 times 20 times I say, 20 times 20 times Man United, Playing football the Busby way!”
[H / t FullTimeDEVILS on youtube for the video]
[H / t NBC Sports video team]