Posts tagged "Soccer"

That Time David Beckham Stole His DNA Back From Adam Levine

That Time David Beckham Stole His DNA Back From Adam Levine
MMM yeah… Meme du jour. Thanks to all my suburban mom friends from back home. I’d be so uninformed without you. Follow @MySportsComplex

"Karma Hell Bus Rides"

"Karma Hell Bus Rides"
The following is part of a series called Short Short Sports Stories which are real life stories and funny stuff under 1000 words. Years ago I was on the way to an intramural soccer game. I try to avoid the bus when I can, but on this early evening in Chicago I didn’t have the... Read more »

Soccer Player Fired for Homophobic Tweet

Sure, Lee Steele is a small fish in a small pond. And at 38, Steele, a striker for the non-league club Oxford City FC  — a club that would, by its size and fan base, be considered semi-professional in the US– ain’t no Chad Ochocinco. But with a storied  15-year career, in which he scored... Read more »
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Trivial Sports Histories: Manchester United's Lucky Number 7

Trivial Sports Histories: Manchester United's Lucky Number 7
If by chance you keep abreast of international soccer you might have caught wind of all the racket from Manchester, England. Manchester United, the 18-time league champions who are also the biggest sports club in the world (even bigger than the Yankees) are currently fighting for their lives to retain supremacy. They have been battling... Read more »

The 11 Best Sports Films of the Last Two Decades

The 11 Best Sports Films of the Last Two Decades
Since 1991 –after such great 1980s sports films like Hoosiers, The Natural, and Chariots of Fire– a lot of excellent film work has hit the screen. The best films often deal not only with the sport featured but the lives of every day people across all walks of life. I’ve seen a lot of sports... Read more »

Trivial Sports Histories: Album Cover Trash Talk

Trivial Sports Histories: Album Cover Trash Talk
In 1986 The Housemartins released their first album, “London 0 Hull 4″. The album which was big in the UK and on American college radio contains the singles “Flag Day” and “Think for a Minute”, as well as “Happy Hour”, a tune referenced by the Barenaked Ladies on their first album. The album “London 0... Read more »
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Baseball’s “Amazing Night” Happens Every Year in Other Sports

Baseball’s “Amazing Night” Happens Every Year in Other Sports
If you are a baseball fan in Boston or Atlanta then hopefully you haven’t been growing an early playoff beard, even though playoffs seemed like a lock for both the Red Sox and the Braves. But if you did start growing facial hair in anticipation of the post-season then you’ll be disappointed to have to... Read more »

Are American Sports Fans Too Cool to Sing?

Are American Sports Fans Too Cool to Sing?
Follow @MySportsComplex Sports fans around the world aren’t known first for their vocal gifts. But enthusiasm seems to be an innate quality. It could be that different cultures have different styles. Americans are known by Europeans for their forwardness, and their informal, talkative nature. While college football fans in Nebraska, Mississippi and Southern Cal might... Read more »

Why You Never Take the TV Remote from a Football Fan

Why You Never Take the TV Remote from a Football Fan
One of my favorite movies from years past, potentially a classic, is Guy Ritchie’s Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels. The 1999 film which stars Sting, Vinnie Jones and Jason Statham, is largely a gangster film but sounds and reads wittily like a Beatles film with guns, smuggling, cannabis and a load of cursing. Like... Read more »
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A Soccer Team Gets its Own Damn Plane

A Soccer Team Gets its Own Damn Plane
Follow @MySportsComplex Of course, Barack Obama gets his own jetliner. He’s the President of The United States. And yes, OK, it’s true that Joe Biden gets one too. Since Biden talks so much he should very well have his own damn plane to himself. The big shots in high places usually get their own planes.... Read more »