Tag Archives: Ballon D’Or

It’s A Lukita Sweep!

3 Dec

Congratulations to Lukita! He won the Ballon D’Or (today), FIFA Best, Award and UEFA Player of the Year this year! He also ended the 10 year domination of Cristiano and Messi winning the Ballon D’Or. Cris came in 2nd in the voting and Messi 5th. I have to say, it’s refreshing for someone else to get a look in. And that’s not to say that they didn’t deserve their wins – they did. But there are so many tremendous players out there. It’s just nice to see them being appreciated.

– Lozil

Catching Up With Los Blancos

10 Oct

Gotta admit, with all the shit going down with the Kavanaugh confirmation clusterfuck, I have not had the will to write about football. JFC, what a mess my country is right now. Americans, please remember to get out there and vote next month. We need you now more than ever. Continue reading

Ballon F’ive

7 Dec

I’m back! Kind of…I brought back a very special souvenir of my vacation – some sort of tropical crud that ended me up in the hospital last night – I kid you not – so I’m on doctor ordered bed rest for the next few days. But I would be remiss if I didn’t do a brief post to celebrated Cristiano’s fifth Ballon D’or! Well deserved! Continue reading

Monday Training, Ballon d’Or Noms & Club World Cup

9 Oct

The team got back to work today (and I’m getting back into it too).  The big news was that Toni Kroos rejoined the group. Continue reading

Ballon F’our

12 Dec

_a_3am4061thumbCris won a very well deserved fourth Ballon D’Or and the family was there with him when he accepted it. Continue reading

Recovery Session, Copa Del Rey Prep & More

24 Oct

_4am3598thumbThe team had a recovery session today and also began to prepare for Wednesday’s Copa Del Rey match vs. Cultural y Deportiva Leonesa. Continue reading

UPDATED: Ballon D’os & Ballon D’ont’s

11 Jan

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.  Continue reading

Prepping For Cádiz And List Action

30 Nov

Satellite (6)The team held a recovery session and prepared for their first Copa Del Rey match vs. Cádiz on Wednesday. Continue reading

The Daily Drool 2015 WWC: Germany’s Nadine Angerer

3 Jul

Nadine AngererShe may not be in contention any longer for the World Cup, but can we please take one minute to acknowledge this amazing player and woman? And how when she retires from playing at the end of the year what a loss it will be to the game? 36 year old Nadine has racked up an impressive list of accomplishments. Here’s just a few – Domestic: 1 UEFA Women’s Cup, 2 Bundesliga titles and 4 German Cups.  International: 2 Women’s World Cups, 5 UEFA European Football Championships and 3 Olympic bronze medals. Individually, she has won the Silbernes Lorbeerblatt (Germany’s highest sports award), UEFA Best Women’s Player in Europe Award, FIFA World Player of the Year and been named to the FIFA Women’s World Cup All-Star Team. She was the first goalkeeper – male or female – to have ever won the Ballon D’Or. She basically fucking totally rocks. Nadine currently plays for the Portland Thorns (until the end of the season) and has represented Germany at the senior level since 1996. We will miss you Nadine and thank you for everything.

Diamonds On The Soles Of His Shoes*

14 Jan

035_W94A2810_native_1600(*Well, actually, the sides of his shoes, but honestly, they’re frigging diamonds so does it really matter and why would I pass up a chance to paraphrase Paul Simon?) To celebrate, Crispy’s 3rd Ballon d’Or, Nike has made him a very special boot featuring his name in microdiamonds. As you do. Continue reading