Tag Archives: Soccer

  • Meet Abuelo Memo, the Uncle Drew of Soccer (Video)

    Meet Abuelo Memo, the Uncle Drew of Soccer (Video)

    If you’re not familiar with Uncle Drew, he’s a fictional old man played by the Cleveland Cavaliers’ Kyrie Irving who goes around schooling unsuspecting streetball whippersnappers in Pepsi MAX commercials. The commercials are supposed to make you think said streetball whippersnappers are totally shocked that this old man has game, but they’re obviously staged—which does not […]

  • Brazil’s Neymar Looks Ready for the World Cup (GIFs)

    Brazil’s Neymar Looks Ready for the World Cup (GIFs)

    With the start of the 2014 FIFA World Cup a week away, teams are now playing their final friendly tune-up matches, trying to finalize their lineups and strategies. And while some teams are still searching for answers—like Mexico, who lost 1-0 to Bosnia-Herzigovenia in Chicago last night—others are looking pretty sharp. Brazil certainly fits into that […]

  • The 9 Biggest Underachieving Superstars in the History of the World Cup

    The 9 Biggest Underachieving Superstars in the History of the World Cup

    Every World Cup has its share of breakout stars. In South Africa in 2010, for example, Uruguay’s veteran forward Diego Forlán established himself as one of the greatest players in the world, and Thomas Müller made it clear that he was the future of German soccer. However, for every unexpected brilliant performance, there is always at least one epic disappointment. […]

  • Qatar May Lose 2022 FIFA World Cup in Wake of Epic Bribery Scandal

    Qatar May Lose 2022 FIFA World Cup in Wake of Epic Bribery Scandal

    The 2014 World Cup starts in 10 days, so why are so many people talking about the 2022 World Cup? Because the 2022 World Cup is supposed to be in Qatar. That’s right, I said Qatar, where the average high temperature in June and July—when the World Cup is played—is 106ºF. Obviously, that seems like […]

  • The 12 Biggest Controversies in World Cup History

    The 12 Biggest Controversies in World Cup History

    The 2014 FIFA World Cup is just a few weeks away, so, quite understandably, people are started to get excited. This is, after all, the biggest sporting event on earth, and it will be filled with beautiful goals, breakout performances, dramatic upsets, and probably one or two triumphs of the human spirit. That being said, […]