Bits & Bobs: In The Swim, Fro-tastic, Olympic Hi-Jinks And More

30 Jul

Finally, I can get to the bits and bobs! (There was a lot to catch up on today). Alvaro Arbeloa treated us to photo evidence of a 25 meter race between Sergio & Fabio in their tighty whities. I hope more pictures like last year’s surface. So, who won?

Fabio, you shouldn’t have stopped to look at the camera! That cost you precious seconds. Sergio got into the spirit by posting this compilation shot. Because he’s a total dork.

 

We can only hope and pray that they decide to repeat their water polo experience from last year (and take more photos). Here’s a few shots of the boys that popped up on Twitter and Instagram.

Pipetti on a plane. Sigh.

Both Arbeloa and Albiol have tweeted some Pipa quotes. Unfortunately, the Google Translate versions make no sense to me. Can anyone translate properly?

David Luiz met with former Colombian international and obvious hair idol Carlos Valderama. Fro lovers everywhere spontaneously combusted.

David kindly left us with a few more shots as he makes his way back home so that Chelsea can get ready for the season in earnest.

 

Looks like he has a boo boo there. Anyone know what happened? Meanwhile in London, the Olympics kicked off. Juan Mata tweeted these shots before the opening ceremony. Sadly Spain lost their second match to Honduras today and made an early exit from the Olympics.



Brazil today secured their spot in the quarterfinals along with Japan so of course it’s just an excuse to show some Marcelo pictures.




The US Women’s team was embroiled in all sorts of controversy this weekend. First off, there was Hope Solo’s twitter war on Brandi Chastain. Forzasusan and I were following it live while we were at the Trophee de Champions match and we couldn’t believe it. It was announced today that Hope wouldn’t be punished for the remarks.

And Abby Wambach took what can only be called a sucker punch from Colombia’s Lady Andrade. I find it hard to see how that was “accidental.” FIFA is looking into it. Here’s Abby’s eye. She said it’s healing up nicely. I really admire that she didn’t retaliate, she just gathered her shit and scored. As always, Abby, you rock!


Here are a few more goodies. A talented watishista who prefers to remain anonymous drew us this great piccy of The Ramos on national team duty. Thank you so much! It’s awesome!

And here is a Nando training shot along with a few left over Sergio on vacation photos courtesy of GF Sports.



- Lozil

 

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12 Responses to “Bits & Bobs: In The Swim, Fro-tastic, Olympic Hi-Jinks And More”

  1. Allison July 30, 2012 at 12:33 am #

    The first Pipa quote says, “The crocodile who sleeps is a handbag/briefcase”. I don’t know what the second one says, something about eating breakfast. I’m glad he’s making everyone laugh. :)

    With every picture I see of David Luiz, I just adore him more and more.

  2. Lizzie July 30, 2012 at 1:13 am #

    I think the 2nd pipa quote is “Who did you eat breakfast with Piñon Fijo?”

  3. Phédre July 30, 2012 at 4:13 am #

    Sergio and Fabio wearing WHITE speedo’s OMG! We need to see a pic when they come out of the water!

    • Stript S (@Stripp3d) July 30, 2012 at 6:37 am #

      I thiink there were regular panties….no swimm suites or smthing :))) and we don’t want to see them wet (or we do?)

      • Phédre July 30, 2012 at 6:56 am #

        Ofcourse we do! ;-)

      • Danielle July 30, 2012 at 12:46 pm #

        I defo wanna see that

  4. Danielle July 30, 2012 at 12:45 pm #

    Why are they kneeling off the boards instead of diving

    • jellyace July 30, 2012 at 1:42 pm #

      It looks like they are diving from standing position off the ground between the platforms and did not use them. And Fabio looks like he’s about to belly flop, which would have slowed him down immensely! I wonder if he managed to keep his tidy whities on during the race.

      • PMom_GA July 30, 2012 at 2:06 pm #

        I’m wondering how long it took ‘em to get across. Look at the clock!?!?!

        Wonder which of the other fellas was the designated lifeguard!!!!!

  5. PMom_GA July 30, 2012 at 1:37 pm #

    sports.yahoo.com/news/colombia-player-gets-olympic-ban-172618048–oly.htm

    Colombian gets 2 match ban after Wambach punch

    “FIFA has imposed a two-match ban on Colombia player Lady Andrade after U.S. forward Abby Wambach said she was “sucker-punched” by her opponent in an Olympic soccer match.

    FIFA says its disciplinary committee suspended Andrade for a group match against France on Tuesday, and for the quarterfinals if Colombia advances.”

  6. juni July 30, 2012 at 4:41 pm #

    Unamadridista translated Pipita’s phrases…apparently the first one translates to “a crocodile that sleeps is a wallet” while the second one refers to a clown where Pipita asked if someone had eaten a clown for breakfast, coz they were so chipper. I would love to see more of Pipita’s phrases! I hope the double AA’s tweet more. Mmm I’m wondering now if there isn’t a “Pipiloa” or “Pipilaro” brewing…or better yet a Double A and Pipi-ass sandwich! A spanish DLD perhaps? ;)

    • headbandsandheartbreak July 30, 2012 at 4:42 pm #

      A Spanish DLD would be awesome! :-) Pipita is such a bromance whore. He’s *everywhere* lately!

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