Bits & Bobs: Beginnings, Endings, Stages And Much More

15 Jul

Hello all – hope you’re enjoying your Sunday. Here’s Sergio and his friend, the matador Talavante at Mirian’s wedding (via BlueNicole). More pictures after the jump. 

Sergio escorted his mami, Paqui, to the ceremony (photo courtesy of RMadridInfo). It looks like a very swank occasion. The bride looked lovely.

Additional wedding shots came via GF Sports. While I was there, I found what I think must be my fave picture of Sergio at the post-Euros celebration party.

And now for some sad news, Nando is now back in Spain because his grandfather Claudio Vazquez Torres died last Friday. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family.

Here are two videos of Iker in Houston as part of the BBVA Compass Charity Tour. Our capi is looking happy and relaxed, don’t you think?

Cristiano and Irina are still enjoying their time in Thailand. He posted this shot today with the caption “We had a great afternoon with this family. Very nice people”

Radio personality San Bernardino posted this shot of him and Albiol on vacation together. Arbeloa tweeted “What a pair!

Congrats to Pedro Leon’s cyclist brother Luis León Sánchez – he just won the 14th stage of the Tour de France! Do you see any family resemblance?

Here’s a shot of Hamit Altintop having lunch after training with his new club Galatasaray. It’s weird to already see him in the new uniform!

Yossi Benayoun cracked me up when he posted this shot of David Luiz today. Yeah, I can imagine you would have a hard time seeing around him!

I’m pleased to report that the You Can Play Project now has t-shirts! You can show your support for the fight against homophobia in sports by making a purchase here. There will be a full store with more items opening up soon.

Liga BBVA World did a short piece on our seven home grown players that will be on this year’s first team. Hooray for the canteranos!

And finally, Footy Memes came up with this little bit of Juan Mata inspired silliness. I’ll be back later with more. Have a great day!

– Lozil

18 Responses to “Bits & Bobs: Beginnings, Endings, Stages And Much More”

  1. sweethearthalo July 15, 2012 at 12:35 pm #

    This airport shot of Nando made me think of this one diskussion that was here some days ago, about the paparazzis. Just imagine for a minute, someone of your relatives would die (which I don’t hope) and then still you’ve to carry out your “duty” just because you’re famous. Is this fair? I don’t think so.
    For Sergio, well, he looks more than great and his sister, man, this family has it

    • Everyone has some right to privacy--no matter how much we like the photos July 15, 2012 at 3:36 pm #

      Yeah, that was me. This is a good example where I think it’s prudent for us to not pass judgment on celebrities and the fine line between privacy and public access. Obviously the young woman in this photo wouldn’t have known Torres’ grandfather died. And he complied with the photo request anyway. But what if he had said no and stalked off and she tweeted that? Would we have known the context and circumstances? I thought he looked a bit off in the photo and now we know he was flying back for a funeral.

  2. jellyace July 15, 2012 at 1:14 pm #

    Hooray for Jesus and Morata! More hotness on the team!

  3. jellyace July 15, 2012 at 1:17 pm #

    Sergio looks so dashing in his suit. I am so glad he didn’t buy the flashy gold Liberace suit in the store window! Then again, maybe he did but he’s saving it for a special occasion.

    • drea July 15, 2012 at 1:45 pm #

      Sssshhh, don’t say that, he might hear you. 😉 I’m really into the toned-down palette he’s been working lately. That plus the short hair? Unf.

      • jellyace July 15, 2012 at 10:17 pm #

        Me, too! He’s channeling the Beckham look (one of them anyway) and I like it!

  4. number1barcachick July 15, 2012 at 1:44 pm #

    my god sergio :O he needs to either a stick to wearing a suit or swim trunks because omg he looks so handsome wow, now im thinking unclean thoughts lolz his sis looked lovely 🙂

  5. Uli July 15, 2012 at 2:20 pm #

    Dear Lozil, Sergio’s sister’s name is MiriaM (not MiriaN). it’s a common mistake on the Internet. The name Mirian does not exist in the Spanish language. It’s a Georgian name by origin. 🙂 Sergio himself writes MiriaM in his tweets!

    Another thing: it has been officially announced in the Spanish press that Sergio and Lara have ended their relationship as she failed to come to his sister’s wedding. They broke up by telephone as Alvarez is currently in Germany covering Moto GP. Here’s a link to the article in Spanish:

    • sweethearthalo July 15, 2012 at 2:26 pm #

      What? How? Now? This seems to be too easy for the amount of love he has showed last weeks/months.

    • Kiki July 15, 2012 at 3:36 pm #

      If shes covering the moto GP in Germany then isn’t the more sensible explanation just that she had work commitements she couldn’t get out of?

    • headbandsandheartbreak July 15, 2012 at 4:27 pm #

      Dear Uli –

      I must beg to differ. He spells his sister’s name MiriaN. Here’s a screenshot of his tweet from yesterday and it’s spelled with an “N” If you use Google Chrome and have automatic page translate on, it will change it to an “M” but in the original Spanish, he tweeted it with an “N” Also, he’s got it tattooed on his back and that’s clearly a “N” not “M” If that tattoo artist fucked it up (years ago), then Sergio should sue him. 😉 I think the guy probably knows his sister’s name and how to spell it. If he spells it with the letter “N” then I will as well.



      As for the Lara/Sergio thing, they’ve been talking about them being officially broken up for a couple of weeks now. I think it’s funny that Telecinco said last week that they broke up before the Euros and this week they’re saying that they broke up over the phone because of the wedding. It’s kinda ridiculous.

  6. Ellie July 15, 2012 at 7:22 pm #

    I think suits are clearly the way forward for Sergio, he looks seriously hot

    • kfunk22 July 16, 2012 at 9:23 am #

      i am so with you on this suggestion, ellie.

    • headbandsandheartbreak July 16, 2012 at 11:32 pm #

      I so agree – he looks fantastic!

  7. Ally July 16, 2012 at 4:26 am #

    Luis Leon is a hero! He saved the tour de france for team Rabobank after 5 of the 9 cyclists were forced to abandon the race.
    And yes, he looks a lot like his brother 🙂

    • headbandsandheartbreak July 16, 2012 at 11:32 pm #

      That’s pretty cool. Haven’t been following the Tour so it’s neat to hear about it.

  8. Jen July 17, 2012 at 12:58 am #

    God bless Torres, still taking photos with fans after such a tragic event. Also, Sergio’s hair has never looked this looks like he’s channeling Becks and it’s working for him. And lastly, I think that photo of Sergio celebrating after the Euros was photoshopped..that def looks like the Viacom building/ sign for the Nokia Theatre in Times Square behind him.

    • headbandsandheartbreak July 19, 2012 at 7:38 pm #

      HAHAHA! You’re right, it is! I was concentrating so much on him that I didn’t even look at the background. ::headdesk:: Good eyes! I always have trouble looking past The Ramos. 😉

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