I gotta say absolutely everything today, including the Ballon D’Or, paled in comparison to the loss of David Bowie, an icon and a true pioneer who affected my life on every level.
To keep my grief somewhat on blog topic, here’s Bowie on his school football team courtesy of Men in Blazers and www.bowiewonderworld.com
::sniffle:: So here are some pictures from the event…
On Ballon D’Or Day:
…travel in style
…look your best on the red carpet
…strike a pose
…rock the stage
The Lady in Red took the trophy home tonight, crowned the FIFA Women's World Player of the Year. Anyone who watched the #FIFAWWC this summer could not fail to agree that @carlilloyd is one of the gutsiest & influential players in the world. Tonight, national team coaches, captains and the media agreed. 🇺🇸🏆💃🏻💪
Vrlo posebna vecer za mene, i vrlo posebno priznanje ! Hvala svim nogometasima koji su mi iskazali veliko priznanje uvrstavanjem u najbolju momcad godine. Pocascen i ponosan u drustvu velikana! Una tarde muy especial para mí y un reconocimiento especial. Muchas gracias a todos los futbolistas que votaron para mí en la selección del mejor equipo del año. Estoy muy orgulloso de estar en la compañía de nombres muy grandes. A very special evening for me and a very special recognition!
Thank you to all the football players who have voted me into the best team of the year.
Honored and proud to be in the company of such a great names.
…Flex your charm muscles on the girlfriend of your arch rival
Awkward! Antonella certainly doesn’t look like she minds, Leo & Neymar sure do!
…humor James Nesbitt when he wants a selfie on stage.
But if you have to, be extra goofy about it.
…make your sentiments blatantly obvious when your bestest boo loses the award
Even Issa Hayatou is like “Damn son, pull yourself together.”
…break our hearts by showing up in a traditional, simple black tux
But, but, but…it’s not velvet, or shiny red, or shiny burgundy or polka dotted. WHYYYYYY???!!!! I was really gunning for gold lame this year. (But you look nice, Leo)
…dress in a leather tuxedo
Samuel Eto’o, WTF?
…wear a tux that looks like you scalped a brothel’s wallpaper to make a coat.
Clarence Seedorf is smiling outside, but crying inside having to pose next to Paul Pogba’s horror tux.
…dress like you moonlight as a children’s birthday party magician
That shiny blue sequined bow tie…I can’t even.
…attempt to eat small children
I’m looking at you, Dani Alves. I know Thiago Messi is a tasty little morsel, but it’s just not polite to eat your teammate’s first born.
Kaka: A definite “DO” for mygypsyspirit and a big ol’ “DON’T” for Shigs.
His suit is definitely a no for me. I don’t like the asymmetrical pockets and the weird bow tie, but I love the color on him. So close! (Also, did he lose a razor sponsorship? Because stubble seems to be his jam these days.)
Our boys looking fine and yes, I’m sideyeing Sergio’s tux a wee bit. Congrats to all the winners and nominees!