Watch :: Thierry Henry Surprises a “Student of the Year”

Filed under: Culture & Lifestyle, Thierry Henry

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This year’s Sky Sports Living For Sport Student of the Year – Wales is Emma Morgan. Watch the moment Thierry Henry came to her school to surprise her with the news.

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Watch :: Entourage – Official Main Trailer

Filed under: Culture & Lifestyle, Movies, Trailers

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Adrian Grenier, Kevin Connolly, Jerry Ferrara, Kevin Dillon and Jeremy Piven star in ENTOURAGE, in theaters June 5th!

This, is trailer number 2, the official trailer.

If the first trailer had me ready to throw money the screen, this one has me ready to start emailing friends in the biz to try and figure out how I can be at a screener.

* Sloan in this video though… I see you E!

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The Float at Marina Bay

Filed under: Culture & Lifestyle, Global Pitches

Global Pitches explores some of the most interesting soccer fields and stadiums from around the world. Each of these pitches has made it’s way onto our bucket list of soccer places we want to explore. Each one has a story, a team, a design element or maybe a location that makes it incredibly unique. Hopefully Global Pitches will encourage all of us to get out there and explore the things that we are passionate about while experiencing new places in the world.

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The Float at Marina Bay is located on the waters of the Marina Reservoir in Marina Bay, Singapore and is the world’s largest floating stage. It also happens to be one of the world’s coolest soccer fields. This certainly holds it’s own in terms of bucket list places where we would like to play a game of pickup soccer.

The floating stadium is used for a variety of events in Singapore ranging from National Day Parade, concerts, fireworks shows, and our favorite – soccer matches. The first football match to be played on the platform was a Sunday League ESPZEN amateur match between Tuan Gemuk Athletic and VNNTU FC. Initially the stadium was viewed as a temporary replacement for the Singapore National Stadium while it was being modernized. My guess is that the local Singapore officials realized how rad a floating event space is and they decided to keep it around for awhile. The floating platform is fixed to the seabed using giant pylons and can hold 9,000 people on it. The viewing stand can hold up to 30,000 spectators. Perfect for a soccer game.

There is no club team associated with The Float which is too bad. I can just imagine how cool it would be to support your local club team at games at this location.

Here is some footage of a game being played on this pitch. It looks like it is for an adult men’s league. Let me say that again. An adult men’s league is playing games on this pitch. Let’s just say the pitches around here aren’t quite this nice.

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And if you happen to be in Singapore and are checking out The Float at Marina Bay, you might as well stop by the Infiniti Pool at the Marina Bay Sands. Who knows, you may even be able to see the pitch from the pool.

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Trailer :: Cinespia’s 14th season of Cemetery Screenings

Filed under: Culture & Lifestyle, Los Angeles, Movies

Our 14th year of outdoor screenings at Hollywood Forever Cemetery begins May 9th.

Since 2002, Cinespia’s Hollywood Forever Cemetery outdoor movies have offered audiences one of the most magical nightlife entertainment experiences in greater Los Angeles. In addition to showcasing the best of cinema, Cinespia cemetery screenings feature pre-show DJs, themed photo booths, a picnic at a gorgeous Hollywood landmark, and even occasional visits by stars, directors and filmmakers.

This post is totally local, but this is something that is right up out alley. It’s gotten a little too crowded for me nowadays but every once in a while they show an incredible movie that I just can’t pass up. The trailer today dropped for the latest season and there are a couple of great shows in the first month and I may have to sack up, pack up my picnic basket, and make the trek out there.

I wonder if there are things like this out in different communities and what they look like. I know that my good friend Casey down in New Orleans has been to stuff like this down there, I’m sure there are a lot of these, but we just don’t know about them, or I dont know about them at least. If you have something cool going on in your area, send me a link to it. Hit me up on twitter. I love shit like this.

Cinespia’s Cemetery Screenings – cinespia.org

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Brazuca named “Best in Sports” Winner at the SHORTY AWARDS

Filed under: Adidas, Awards, Brands, Brazil, TOW Social Soccer, World Cup

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At the last World Cup, the footballing world hated the ball. For the 2014 tournament, World Cup sponsor adidas had the perfect ball. But we didn’t just want people to like it, or even love it – we wanted them to idolise it. So, it was time to bring adidas’s World Cup hero product to life; for football fans, media, and influencers, everywhere.

Started in 2008, the Shorty Awards are an annual awards event, recognizing the people and organizations producing real-time short form content across Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, YouTube, Instagram, Vine, and the rest of the social Web.

Any organization, including agencies, brands, networks, services, non-profits, etc., can enter their most innovative work on social media, be voted on, and see who wins. The SA’s are more than just about who can buy the most followers has the most followers, but more about who is creating the most innovated and compelling content that has a lasting reach and effect.

If you remember, adidas didn’t just rest on their laurels with an awesome product and tweet out a link a million times, they actually developed a crazy campaign and had some incredible collaborative partners to associate with the launch AND there was awesome content.

They involved one of the most famous men on the planet that moves the culture, Pharrell, they also had content like showing how the ball is made, they did the brazucam, and they even were awarding families who had children birthed on December 3rd, the ball’s launch, with brazuca’s as well.

adidas Hooking Up Babies Born on December 3rd With Official World Cup Soccer Balls – TOW

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Pharrell x adidas Celebrate Brazucas 2 Million Twitter Followers – TOW

The Journey Of The adidas @Brazuca – Brazucam – TOW

The recognition is cool. The Shorty Awards are something relatively new, but be aware that they aren’t going anywhere. The Oscars and the Grammy’s and the Emmy’s all started with their first show. If you look at the Shorty’s its crazy that it’s not even 10 years old yet and just started as an awards event for twitter. What it has grown in to today is huge and its only getting bigger. Advertisers have always had an award event that recognizes achievements in commercial work in traditional media, this is something for a newer generation and something that is going to stick around.

I saw an announcement in an article on adWEEK and clicking through, I see that they actually have a huge event that is scheduled for April 20. The big event celebrates all of social media, and not just brands. The are also honoring actors, artists, comedians, etc. Social media is driving the culture these days and it is being honored. It makes a ton of sense.

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* Not 2014 Shorty awards. Its the 7th Annual Shorty Awards, held in 2015, for content created in 2014.

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Trailer – Mission Impossible :: Rogue Nation

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~~  I’m not a ‘real life’ Tom Cruise fan, but Mission Impossible has always been one of my favorite franchises….. Maybe because he does a majority of his own stunts…. AND don’t think for a second that Mission Impossible spawned off the Bourne franchise….

A Lauren Hill – Ready Or Not drop in the Trailer?!?!

Trailer for Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation, fifth in the Mission Impossible franchise.

Ethan and team take on their most impossible mission yet, eradicating the Syndicate – an International rogue organization as highly skilled as they are, committed to destroying the IMF.

Release :: July 31st, 2015

Starring :: Tom Cruise, Alec Baldwin, Simon Pegg, Ving Rhames, Jeremy Renner & Rebecca Ferguson

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Martin Skrtel Charged By FA Over David de Gea ‘Stamp’

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

Skrtel Stamp

~~  The moment Martin Skrtel leaned his shoulders back, you knew he was committed to some type of challenge on Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea…. And you could see in real time that the big centerback somehow caught him.  But then the replay happened and it was clear as day where the contact was and what his intent was…..  PS – I love the in-depth explanation here giving us the step by step break down of exactly what happens AND how it happens…

via TheFA

Martin Skrtel has been charged by The FA for violent conduct following an on-field incident which was not seen by the match officials but caught on video.

The charge is in relation to an incident involving the Liverpool defender and Manchester United’s David de Gea which occurred in the 95th minute of Sunday’s game.

The player has until 6pm on 24 March 2015 to respond to the charge.

In Premier League matches, if an incident has not been seen by the match officials, a three-man panel of former elite officials will be asked by The FA to review the footage independently of each other.

They will then advise what, if any action, they believe the match referee should have taken had it been witnessed at the time.

For an FA charge to follow, all three panel members must agree it is a sending-off offence.

In this instance, the decision by the panel was unanimous.

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Clint Dempsey Ruled Out Of #USMNT Squad – Hamstring

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

~~  After a long flight from Seattle to Zurich and a few training sessions under their belts, Duece pulls up grabbing the hammy…  Now to see how Jurgen elects to build his starting eleven…..

U.S. Men’s National Team captain Clint Dempsey suffered a right hamstring strain during training Monday in Zurich and will not be available for the USA’s upcoming friendlies against Denmark and Switzerland. Dempsey returned to Seattle on Tuesday and is expected to miss 2-3 weeks.

No replacement will be added for the match against Denmark, which kicks off March 25 at 3 p.m. ET. The match at NRGi Park in Aarhus will be broadcast on ESPN2, WatchESPN, UniMás, and UDN. Fans can follow all the action from the USA’s Zurich-based training camp on Twitter.

GOALKEEPERS (3): Cody Cropper (Southampton), Nick Rimando (Real Salt Lake), William Yarbrough (Club Leon)
DEFENDERS (8): Ventura Alvarado (Club America), John Brooks (Hertha Berlin), Timmy Chandler (Eintracht Frankfurt), Greg Garza (Club Tijuana), Michael Orozco (Puebla), Tim Ream (Bolton Wanderers), Brek Shea (Orlando City SC), DeAndre Yedlin (Tottenham Hotspur)
MIDFIELDERS (8) : Alejandro Bedoya (Nantes), Michael Bradley (Toronto FC), Julian Green (Hamburg), Miguel Ibarra (Minnesota United FC), Fabian Johnson (Borussia Mönchengladbach), Alfredo Morales (Ingolstadt), Danny Williams (Reading FC), Gyasi Zardes (LA Galaxy)
FORWARDS (3): Jozy Altidore (Toronto FC), Aron Johannsson (AZ Alkmaar), Rubio Rubin (Utrecht)

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