Category Archives: Soccer

Lionel Messi, El Experto

I saw this a few times in Peru, and it apparently never went viral in the States, which is a shame. That turn to the camera slays me every single time.

If someone much better at it than me could make a GIF of 0:50 to 0:57, that person can get my undying affection.

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This BBC World Cup Ad Does the Rainbow Nation Proud

I don’t know if you know this, but this blog is basically all about World Cup ads now. This one’s awesome; South Africa really does pride itself on that “Rainbow Nation” ideal, and this pounds that home with some stirring, goosebumpy color-blocking. Less than a month now.

Thanks to SB Nation.

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Some Beautiful Days

“I’ve seen stadiums erupt with the joy of a nation, and men break down trying to bring that joy forth. I’ve seen deeds that defy all common sense … logic … and physics. I’ve seen the magic inspired by a home crowd. Now, Africa hosts its first World Cup. Italy will defend, while 31 nations attack.”

Martin Tyler narrating a checkers game would be great. I’m very happy he’ll be part of ESPN’s coverage from South Africa.

Try to watch that promo without getting chills. I can’t.

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The Games of the 29th Olympiad: Men’s Football, Group B: United States vs. Netherlands, Live Blog

I join in progress because it took me a while to wake up this morning, and because I’m watching online and had to download Silverlight. Continue reading

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