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Trailer :: Pixels starring Adam Sandler / Josh Gad / Peter Dinklage

Filed under: Culture & Lifestyle

As kids in the 1980s, Sam Brenner (Adam Sandler), Will Cooper (Kevin James), Ludlow Lamonsoff (Josh Gad), and Eddie ‘The Fire Blaster’ Plant (Peter Dinklage) saved the world thousands of times at 25 cents a game in the video arcades. Now, they’re going to have to do it for real. In Pixels, when intergalactic aliens discover video feeds of classic arcade games and misinterpret them as a declaration of war, they attack the Earth, using the video games as the models for their assaults — and now-U.S. President Cooper must call on his old-school arcade friends to save the world from being destroyed by PAC-MAN, Donkey Kong, Galaga, Centipede, and Space Invaders. Joining them is Lt. Col. Violet Van Patten (Michelle Monaghan), a specialist supplying the arcaders with unique weapons to fight the aliens.

Release :: May 15th

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Telemundo and NBC Universo To Televise All 52 U-20 World Cup Matches

Filed under: Soccer News, TV, US Youth National Teams

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Telemundo and NBC Universo are showing just how much they are committed to soccer in the US by being the first to broadcast all 52 games of the FIFA U-20 World Cup. This is just further proof that the sport continues to take hold here in the US. I don’t remember how much access to previous U-20 World Cups we had, which probably just means that teh access was fairly limited.

I also think the US has a pretty decent shot of doing something this year. I was chatting with our intern about that earlier today. They have a good squad, they have a favorable group and they aren’t playing in some crazy conditions that the players will be completely unaccustomed to. So the chances of making a run look pretty good. With every single game of the tournament being shown, and being excited around the squad I am really looking forward to this U-20 World Cup.

Official info from Telemundo:

NBC Deportes will present the FIFA U-20 World Cup New Zealand 2015, live May 29 through June 19, on the TELEMUNDO network and NBC UNIVERSO cable channel, kicking off a series of FIFA World Cup events scheduled for 2015. The FIFA U-20 World Cup New Zealand 2015 action will begin on Friday, May 29, when host New Zealand takes on Ukraine at 8:30PM/7:30C/5:30P on NBC UNIVERSO. TELEMUNDO will air all of Mexico’s first-round games: Mexico vs. Mali, Saturday, May 30 (8:30PM/7:30C/5:30P); Mexico vs. Uruguay Tuesday, June 2 (11:30PM/10:30C/8:30P), and Serbia vs. Mexico, Friday, June 5 (11:30PM/10:30C/8:30P). Click here for a full calendar of FIFA U-20 World Cup New Zealand 2015 matches on Telemundo and NBC UNIVERSO.

To mark the first time-ever that all 52 games will be transmitted live in Spanish-language, NBC Deportes has assembled an incomparable group of sportscasters led by internationally acclaimed play-by-play announcer Andrés Cantor and featuring three-time top Mexican scorer Carlos Hermosillo, veteran commentator Sammy Sadovnik and former Chivas de Guadalajara star Manuel Sol. In addition to 104 hours of live TV and digital broadcasts, TELEMUNDO and NBC UNIVERSO will provide a wide range of complementary coverage by its special correspondents in New Zealand, Ana Jurka, Kaziro Aoyama, Leti Coo, Daniela Rodríguez and Francisco Cuevas. Their exclusive human-interest stories, special reports, and background about the host country and participating Latin American teams promise to offer a unique perspective on this international sporting event.

Viewers can also watch each and every one of the 52 games in the FIFA U-20 World Cup New Zealand 2015 and access exclusive content and features on the NBC DEPORTES EN VIVO EXTRA mobile app, available for iOs and Android on all mobile devices. NBCDeportes.com will also stream all FIFA U-20 World Cup matches and present exclusive video from the host stadiums in New Zealand, as well as information before, during and after each game, the best goals and plays, profiles of top players, analysis and commentary by NBC Deportes’ team of experts, footage not seen on TV, and much more.

TELEMUNDO and NBC UNIVERSO plan to offer similarly extensive coverage of FIFA’s three other events this year: the FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015™ (June 6-July 5); the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Portugal 2015 (July 9-19); and the FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015 (October 17-November 8).

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Nike Free Flyknit Chukka :: Wolf Grey

Filed under: Culture & Lifestyle, Kicks

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~~  Said it before and I’ll say it again… These Free Flyknit Chukka’s are THE most comfortable #Kicks EVER made…  If I have the choice, I’m reaching for these.

And now I need to add a new color way.

The Wolf Grey / Mild Navy color  way drop in the Nike Free Flyknit Chukka.

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Jim Curtin in Bumpy Pitch at the Union Midweek Presser

Filed under: Bumpy Pitch, Culture & Lifestyle

It’s always a cool thing seeing people wear Bumpy Pitch product. It’s the end result of coming up with an idea and then seeing it through and actually making the product and getting it out there. To see people support is always a special feeling.

Today we see Jim Curtin sporting the 3/4 length BPFC Raglan in the Union’s midweek presser. Many thanks for the support! And thanks to each and everyone of you that has supported over the years.

We have a whole bunch of new things in store for you all soon…

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Miami FC Becomes North American Soccer League’s 12th Club

Filed under: David Beckham, Miami, MLS News, Highlights, Videos, and Scores | Major League Soccer Highlights, NASL

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File this one on the “news I did not expect to hear today” category.

Miami is getting a professional soccer team!

And this team will not be playing in MLS. Instead, they will be in the NASL. And David Beckham has nothing to do with it. Instead, another legend is spearheading the group – former AC Milan and Italy legend Paolo Maldini. Yep, Paolo Maldini quietly snuck in and grabbed himself a professional soccer team in Miami.

David Beckham + MLS might trump this should they ever make things happen down in Miami, but for the time being, Paolo Maldini is the only former legendary soccer player with his own professional soccer club in Miami.

Official details:

International entrepreneur Riccardo Silva and world-renowned soccer superstar Paolo Maldini have teamed up to bring Miami professional soccer to the world stage with the launch of Miami Football Club (Miami FC), co-owned by Maldini and Silva.

Miami FC, which will be the city’s only professional soccer club, will begin play in the North American Soccer League (NASL) in 2016. The club will also compete in the U.S. Open Cup and will host international tournaments and friendly matches in Miami. Miami FC will play its home games in one of the existing world-class stadiums of Miami.

International entrepreneur Riccardo Silva and world-renowned soccer superstar Paolo Maldini have teamed up to bring Miami professional soccer to the world stage with the launch of Miami Football Club (Miami FC), co-owned by Maldini and Silva.

Miami FC, which will be the city’s only professional soccer club, will begin play in the North American Soccer League (NASL) in 2016. The club will also compete in the U.S. Open Cup and will host international tournaments and friendly matches in Miami. Miami FC will play its home games in one of the existing world-class stadiums of Miami.

The mission of Miami FC is to connect with Miami’s communities through the global language of soccer, and strengthen community ties even further by promoting social-driven initiatives and charitable work through soccer, in partnership with The Miami Foundation and the Play for Change Foundation.

Silva, president and founder of the MP & Silva group, a worldwide leader in distribution of sports media rights, will bring synergy, added value and exposure to his new franchise by distributing Miami FC matches worldwide through an estimated 50 TV channels covering more than 150 countries throughout the global market. In addition, the MP & Silva group will be a shareholder of the newly formed Miami FC.

Maldini, who is widely recognized as one of the greatest players in the history of the game, will use his unparalleled soccer expertise to select a world-class team and technical staff. He represented Italy in four FIFA World Cups and won five European club championships with AC Milan, where he spent his entire 25-year playing career.

The ownership group of Miami FC includes Silva, Maldini, MP & Silva and a group of international investors led by Antonio Barreto, a longtime sports and media entrepreneur and Miami resident who will be CEO of Miami FC.

“I’m proud to support a venture that is not only bringing world-class professional soccer to Miami but also a project with an active charity program for the local community,” said Silva, President and Co-owner of Miami FC. “As Miami moves forward in the world of business and arts, we feel that it’s a good time to also take a step further in the world of sports and soccer, and we will do that with dedication and passion, bringing our business and soccer expertise. Soccer is the fastest growing professional sport in the USA, and Miami is a dynamic and multi-cultural city that is passionate for sports and has been longing for a marquee soccer franchise. Soccer and international culture are a perfect combination – especially for the youth and future generations to come – and it is highly valuable having Paolo Maldini, who will bring his soccer knowledge and shares our vision and our passion.”

Maldini, Co-owner of Miami FC: “I’m proud and excited to be part of this venture. I strongly believe in the growth of soccer in the USA, and this is the perfect project to develop a top-class soccer team in one of the most important cities in the world. We are glad not only to bring a professional soccer team to Miami, but also to support all of its communities through our social responsibility commitment. We believe that the fast-growing NASL will be the perfect platform to develop a successful team and a valuable business. Miami has been my second home for 15 years, so I look forward to spending more and more time here as Co-owner of Miami FC, giving my enthusiastic contribution for its success.”

I have to imagine this is some news that will not make Becks and the folks at MLS happy. If I was in the group trying to get an MLS team in South Beach and then I saw this, I would most definitely not be cool with it. It will be interesting to see the things that Paolo and team do down in Miami and how the city responds to a new professional team that is not owned by David Beckham and not playing in MLS.

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PRE-RELEASE BUMPY PITCH shirts x the AYSO NAGM Auction

Filed under: AYSO, Culture & Lifestyle

Having been a part of AYSO as youths, the founders of Bumpy Pitch and The Original Winger will always appreciate the role of AYSO is the game and we are happy to contribute to the silent auction, so here is what we are doing.

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The AYSO NAGM Auction is now open.

The auction is running from May 17, 2015 to May 27, 2015, with proceeds going to AMERICAN YOUTH SOCCER ORGANIZATION in order to support the Hugo Bustamante Playership Fund.

The Playership Fund helps underpriviledge children play AYSO soccer by help families with registration fees.

Auction items range from exotic vacation getaways to donated items guaranteed to delight and surprise. So, tell your friends, family, community. Let the bidding begin!

As you know if you’ve been watching out instagram page, we’ve been working recently on a ton of new shirt designs and have some stuff dropping pretty soon…… So, we will grant the highest online bidder, the chance to select and receive three of our upcoming shirt releases before they are available for sale to the general public!

Just go over to the AYSO NAGM auction website, check out what we have to offer and make a bid. Highest bid, you get it. Light work.

Now, while you are at it, you are going to want to check out some of the incredible things that AYSO has put together. Here are some of my favorites, there are a few 5-match game tickets up for auction in Orlando, LA, Salt Lake, Seattle, New York, etc.

There is a chance to have lunch with Sigi, Sounders tickets, and sideline passes.

There is the Two MLS All Star Tickets and two Hospitality pack.

A Wine Tasting for 8 at J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines – this is special by the way. I love J. Lohr wines.

There are hotel stays, a signed jersey from Sydney Leroux, an original Spider-Man sketch framed and autographed by Stan Lee.

There are portable goal set-ups, sopping sprees, blu-ray and dvd packages, stuff for kids, stuff for coaches, stuff for parents. Go check it out and donate to a great organization and great cause.

Here is the link to the Bumpy Pitch shirts to get you started:

Exclusive pre-release Bumpy Pitch T-shirts (Your Choice of 3) auction item – AYSO NAGM page

The opening bid is literally the cost of one BPFC shirt but the value of getting pre-release gear is priceless… imagine all of the instagram pics and facebook posts you could do. You will be rocking Bumpy Pitch gear that to that point, no one else but the owners have worn!

* I might have to start a kickstarter for this one…..Kentucky Bourbon Trail

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Top 11 Soccer Moments on DAVID LETTERMAN

Filed under: Celebs, Culture & Lifestyle

So, I was working on this post last night and didn’t hit publish because I wanted to wait until before the show came up tonight…. but, looking at the internets its apparent that I wasnt the only person with this idea.

So, here are some of my favorites. FYI, I put “Top 11″ because it works with the game, but I just ran into the youtube sinkhole of Letterman videos. That is something that you can eeeeeeeeasily with do with Letterman, especially old Letterman.

And, these arent all great when talking about soccer, but they are all funny. It’s late night and some of these are old, what do you expect.

This is the best one you will see today, hands down.

Dave and Paul Play Soccer at Wembley Stadium

Here is Landon Donovan and Dave Letterman kicking soccer balls at taxis

More Landon Donovan – The Late Late Show Letterman

This is Letterman and Clint Dempsey talking about the last World Cup

U.S. Soccer Team Captain Clint Dempsey and his take on Fake Soccer Injuries

Keith Olbermann on World Cup Soccer

Paul Rudd Talks World Cup Soccer

John Oliver Explains English Soccer to David Letterman

Top Ten Thoughts Going Through Luis Suarez’s Mind At This Moment

World Cup Update with Graham Fenwick-Jones

Dave’s Monologue on about the World Cup on 6/24/14

Hope Solo and Abby Wambach from the U.S. Soccer Team on David Letterman

David Beckham’s Interview with David Letterman

Here is one that they took the embeddable off, but its still good.

Mia Hamm on Letterman in 1996, check it out.

As far as Letterman, I love this guy and I love this show. It didn’t quite mean to me what it meant to a lot of folks but I did really enjoy the guy.

If you havent been watching for the last couple of weeks during his send off, you have been missing out. The one thing that everyone who watches has noticed over the last decade of so was that it had gotten a little bit annoying because for the most part, he had to host guest that you could tell weren’t intellectually up to par. And once he knows they are dumb dumbs, he’s out. And, that is not good for anyone except the internet.

Still entertaining but not the beauty of what makes David, David. It was good though because the guy is still super entertaining.

In this wind-down, everyone on was a guest that is someone that he respects and people that you can tell genuinely entertain him and make him laugh. That’s a good thing. For everyone.

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