Bits & Bobs: Celebrations, Tennis, Horror and Beauty

11 May

Look! Cris won an award – no surprise there.  The Portuguese Sports Journalists Association (CNID) presented him with the 2011 Best Player Abroad Award for the sixth time. It’s gotta suck for any other player wanting to get a look in, eh?  I had to post the pictures for the unintentionally hilarious shots chosen by RM.

The beardy dude looks pretty happy, right?

And now, they’re looking at the award. Pretty normal. Time for the group shots!

Dude looks less than thrilled and the lady’s body language? She ain’t havin’ it.

It’s one big ol’ “bitch, please!” from everyone except Beardy & Cris.

My guess is this shot is when the RM photogs suggested “Hey, why don’t you guys do something fun? Like a thumbs up pose?”  Because I know that anyone who has seen their “work” would be wary.

Hanging out at the Madrid Open were Ronaldo (original recipe), Kaka and Fernando Hierro. (Photos courtesy of GFSports)

Also in attendance were Muppet Babies Alvaro Morata and Alex Fernandez. Morata tweeted this shot. Sunblock, Alex, sunblock!

Mahou, a sponsor of Real Madrid, must have been happy with all the extra publicity they got from Xabi Alonso being seemingly inseparable from one of their cans for 48 hours because they gave the boys a present.

They created a magnum size special edition of Mahou and gave one to each of the players. Then the team each signed a bottle for posterity. Of course, there had to be lots of posing with the sponsor.

“We’d like to thank Xabi & Pipa for their stellar efforts in promoting Mahou”

Hate to break it to you, Sese, but the Wolf Moon t-shirt was over about 5 years ago.

“I only drink absinthe or carefully curated microbrews”

“I only drink Jesus Juice” (nice psycho eyes, Kaka!)

“What the hell? I’ll drink it!”

Watishista Vicky passed on this great season highlight video made by iPatrick4D. You should check out his YouTube channel. Lots of great stuff!

And Real Madrid is still trying to push that absolutely wretched and/or terrifying Talking Players App on us. Why will they just not let it die? (Or maybe it can’t die?!) They just uploaded a new video about it. See the horror first hand and  cue the nightmares. ::shudder::

Our cross town neighbors Atleti won the Europa League Cup,  so massive congrats to them. Here’s a few shots of their celebrations. Somewhere in London, Nando is smiling.

Man of the hour Falcao

Apparently 100,000 fans turned out to celebrate. That’s awesome! Of course, I feel bad for Athletic Bilbao but I’m happy that a Spanish team took  the title in the end. I wish we could have brought home the Champions League trophy this year, but no matter – NEXT YEAR!

Speaking of trophies, AS is reporting that the capis, Mou and FloPeezy will present the Liga trophy to the city of Madrid on Monday at 10:00 AM. More on that when confirmed.

And finally, a very beautiful moment indeed – Here’s a shot of Fabrice Muamba playing with his little boy JJ. This was tweeted by his partner Shauna.

It warms my heart to see him doing so well and being able to be with his family. Sending all sorts of good vibes their way.

– Lozil

5 Responses to “Bits & Bobs: Celebrations, Tennis, Horror and Beauty”

  1. Rose May 11, 2012 at 3:50 pm #

    So I’m watching Federer-Ferrer right now, and loving all the coverage of the boys watching…oh and apparently I just missed a Xabi shot! Need to pay more attention!

  2. mygypsyspirit May 11, 2012 at 4:56 pm #

    Last year’s La Temporada video made me cry. This one threatened to do the same. I guess the boys just make me emotional

  3. Natalie May 11, 2012 at 9:10 pm #

    where did Atleti celebrate their trophy?different statue

    • Rose May 11, 2012 at 9:57 pm #

      The Fuente de Neptuno is where Atleti traditionally celebrate. It’s just down the road from Cibeles.

      • jellyace May 12, 2012 at 9:04 am #

        Congratulations to Atleti! Well done and well deserved!

        Notice how the guy did not let Sergio fully hold the magnum of Mahou? RM will be getting a new La Liga trophy as Barca gets to keep theirs. Off limits to Capi Cuqui!

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