Tag: soccer

  • Man of Glass

    World Cup ending injury for Portugals Pepe from r/sports

  • Perspective

    When your job brings you in regular contact with tragedy on a mass scale (as it does when you work in a newsroom) the rush & tumble of getting the news out gets in the way of stopping to feel the personal impact of these events. As I’m certain will happen with the Napa/Sonoma fire […]

  • Euro2016 in a single tweet

    There were highs and there were lows in this year’s European Championship but, in the end, it was about people all across Europe coming together to celebrate the sport. This is the reason Portugal deserved to win #Euro2016 https://t.co/cPdaoLs1Y9 pic.twitter.com/rb1pHCE6Aq — Duncan Hooper (@DuncanHooper) July 11, 2016

  • Heineken Champions League

    Heineken has long-running relationship with the UEFA Champions League tournament in Europe. Each year they run a series of advertisements running up to the contest that feature the fans and get everyone excited about the game. This year’s installment is brilliant. The Dilemma pits an Italian fan’s love of the game against his faithfulness to […]

  • Recycled Gear Goes to Africa

    One of my volunteer activities is to serve as the Webmaster (I love that retro-cool title) for the Alameda Soccer Club. It’s a pretty large organization serving the 1,300+ kids in our neighborhood, completely staffed by unpaid volunteers and it does a great job of getting the kids excited about the sport. This Summer we received a […]

  • Oh the Agony!

    The Wall Street Journal quantified the number of minutes spent watching men roll around in the grass glancing sidelong at the ref. I’m surprised to see the Italian “men of glass” so far down the list. In the 2014 World Cup it is the host nation who currently holds the title with Neymar who, “had five such […]

  • World Cup Time!

    Next week the world’s largest sporting event kicks off in Brazil when the host plays Croatia on June 12th. To get you in the mood, here’s a montage of amazing trick shots put together as part of an ad campaign by McDonald’s. Many dismiss the shots as fake but the agency behind the project assures […]

  • Jafet = Speed

    Jafet = Speed

    Tyler’s soccer team this past season had a secret weapon. Jafet Oidor is a striker on the team who, when he wanted to, could turn on the jets like no one I have ever seen. Here he is blowing past four defenders who get ambushed and then left in the proverbial dust as he moves […]