30 December, 2011

African Nations Cup for Amputees

It has been a while since I posted anything but I just came across these highlights of the African Nations Cup for amputees. Field players must have only one leg, goalkeepers only one arm. Liberia defeated hosts Ghana in a shootout in the final to earn a place at the Amputee World Cup in Iran in 2012. And if you think this is a joke, look at the skills of these guys. Their upper body strength to support their body on crutches while shooting with their one leg suggests to me that any one of these guys could kick your ass. Literally. You would lose to a one-legged man in an ass-kicking contest.

In Other News, Jack Warner is Corrupt

As if you didn't already know that from the title, Jack Warner is, and always has been corrupt. What makes it funny is that he has recently come out stating that FIFA was selling him rights to World Cup broadcasts for $1.

Ironically, it comes on the heels of the announcement that FIFA will not fight a judgement against them to release names of those accepting kickbacks (since those "stealing" had already paid it back- ha ha).

So why is this news suddenly to the media?
even the Guardian in England

The problem with this "sudden realization" is that it's not new, and hasn't been for a while, but definitely stinks of Warner being implicated in the upcoming release of documents.

So let's flash back to last year...

Player and Referee: Conflicting interests and the 2010 FIFA World Cup by Andrew Jennings was released.

In it you will find some interesting tidbits from page 79:

27 December, 2011

EPL: Chelsea v Fulham Highlights

If you're a Blues fan, this just hasn't been a good month. Draw Spurs and now you are in 4th looking up at Man City... Then, despite 12 shots on goal, you can only find the back of the net once (thanks Torres for missing yet again), as Dempsey scores his 9th of the season to pull back a point for Fulham at the Bridge no less... Chelsea fans, get used to the other teams catching up to you by repeating your new mantra, "Maybe next year ".

Video: Fox Sports

EPL: Manchester United v Wigan

In a day that saw Man City blanked, Man U crushed Wigan. "The Sulk" Berbatov nets a hat-trick while Park Ji-Sing and Valencia also find the back of the net as the Red Devils run out 5-0 winners at Old Trafford.

Video: Fox Sports

EPL: Manchester City v WBA Highlights

For the first time all season, City were hold scoreless. Too bad Man U isn't close enough to take over the pole position, but maybe this will serve as a blueprint for overwhelmed teams playing City. City dominated possession (72% to 28%) and shots, but just couldn't find a way to break West Brom down. Final 0-0.

Video: Fox Sports

26 December, 2011

EPL: Bolton v Newcastle Highlights

Demba Ba... Wow, Newcastle just looks smarter every time that kid scores, and right now, that'd put Mike Ashley at the level of Mensa genius. Ben Arfa and Ba both score as Bolton manage only 1 shot on goal. Boy, does Bolton need Holden back soon.

Video: Fox Sports

25 December, 2011

Merry Christmas

From the boys at FC Santa Claus (yeah, a real Finnish 1st div. team). Enjoy, and have a Merry Christmas.

Video: FC Santa Claus

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