Xabi the Ball Magnet, His Gamedayplus Interview, and Shoelace Tying

1 Oct

Ball magnet. That’s how the German media are referring to Xabi, especially following Bayern’s 2-0 win over FC Köln on the weekend. He managed to set two Bundesliga records in that game: number of touches (204, though some outlets are reporting 206) and number of completed passes (175). Plus he’s already won two Man of the Match awards as well. I knew he’d be successful in Germany but damn. Continue reading

Trouble With Our New Favorite OT3? & Zlatanapalooza

1 Oct

tumblr_ncs1rgTsS11rlfmv8o1_500Watishista mygypsyspirit found some pictures of our new fave OT3: Juve’s Gigi Buffon, Fernando Llorente and Alvaro Morata. (Borentata? Giferal? Buffllmo? We’ve got to work on that portmanteau, but I’m voting for the last one!) Continue reading

An Amusing Q&A With Jürgen Klopp

1 Oct

Klopp, you lovable, eccentric dork. I make fun of your inability to dress appropriately for matches but you do provide such entertainment. Kudos to the people behind the German YouTube channel 1LIVE for this little slice of LOLs for the day.

(click CC for English captions)

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Some Social Media Distraction

1 Oct

This is a fly-by post, as there’s so much to update that I don’t think I can back track that far. I’m also taking a break from writing a paper on Norse mythology while my roommate plays Destiny. He’s killing aliens and I’m writing about Thor. This really is Avenger Tower… Continue reading

Starting XI Vs. Ludogorets

1 Oct

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THE MATCH: Ludogorets-Real Madrid Champions League Preview

1 Oct

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New Wear It or Fear It Commercial

1 Oct

Adidas released this new cartoon commercial Tuesday for Real’s Yamamoto kit, and it’s pretty good. My fave part is the cutway for Marcelo’s chest volley. I thought for a few seconds the song was “Owner of a Lonely Heart,” which put an odd spin on the visuals. Thankfully, I was mistaken. :-)

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