Xabi Gives Tim Howard a Big Ol’ “Oh Honey No!”

1 Oct


You’ve got to love Xabi Alonso. Our arbiter of good taste and all around stylish guy lost his usual effortless cool when faced with the horror that is Tim Howard’s kit. His tweet was immediate and hilarious.

Now don’t get me wrong, I absolutely adore Timmy (USA! USA! USA! USA!!) but that kit is…challenging.  I mean, I’ve definitely seen worse, but is he supposed to be some sort of a goalkeeping ninja, trying to blend in with the pitch and then popping up to scare players? I’m just confused. Others felt the same way.


Tim was made some killer saves in this match even though Everton lost 2-0 to Liverpool. The score would have been much worse if he wasn’t between the posts. However, the shirt leaves something to be desired. Personally, I think he should tend goal shirtless. That’s a much better look for him.

11 Responses to “Xabi Gives Tim Howard a Big Ol’ “Oh Honey No!””

  1. kfunk22 October 1, 2011 at 12:13 pm #

    WTF indeed. it’s terrifically xabi-rific around here lately, i love it!

    • SierraGutierrez October 1, 2011 at 12:59 pm #

      I just love the fact Xabi was even watching the Liverpool game 🙂
      Speaking of shirts and bromancing; I’m pretty sure this isn’t Kaka!
      😉
      http://m.zimbio.com/photos/Cristiano Ronaldo/Pepe/Sevilla v Real Madrid La Liga/8wBm4_zRtue

  2. mumblo October 1, 2011 at 2:05 pm #

    He’s been feisty lately! He had this tweet today after snarking Tom Hanks’ summer flop yesterday! *giggles*

    (Also appears that he hooked people up with free copies of FIFA 12. Alvaro and Sahin have already thanked him on Twitter and Facebook, respectively.)

    • mumblo October 1, 2011 at 2:08 pm #

      Plus he called it a “top,” which combined with his unexpected use of WTF had me rolling!! XD

      • jellyace October 1, 2011 at 3:03 pm #

        Maybe he’s starting his back-up career as a wardrobe consultant!

      • SierraGutierrez October 1, 2011 at 3:34 pm #

        His amazing grasp of the English language still surprises me sometimes :L

  3. jellyace October 1, 2011 at 3:00 pm #

    Is Tim Howard trying to be the Rambo of GKs?

  4. Ciotog October 1, 2011 at 3:51 pm #

    I kind of like it… I know, I know (sheepish grin). I just think that the goalkeepers tend to be the drill sergeants of the team so its kind of appropriate ( GUTI, GUUUUTTIIIIIIII)

  5. Kristine October 1, 2011 at 4:13 pm #

    I like it too. It’s different than anyone else’s kit. It’s very ‘Merican!

    • cisarovna October 1, 2011 at 7:59 pm #

      Me too. All he needs is a green beret and it will be PVT Howard.

  6. emily October 1, 2011 at 11:01 pm #

    As a former member of the US armed services, I would like to think that he is giving a shout out to the folks who have bravely and steadfastly served our fine nation.
    Seriously, that isn’t nearly the worst of the GK shirts that have offended our eyes in recent years. There are websites dedicated to ridiculous futbol kits, with more than their fair share of WTF inspiring ‘keeper ‘tops’.

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