I’m back!!

Hello all!!

It’s been so long since I’ve all you pretties, and I’m sure you’ve been wondering where I was.  I don’t really have a good reason or excuse, so I won’t make one. Life got busy, I got lazy, and then I just…didn’t update.

But I’m back now, and while I can’t promise multiple updates per day, I can definitely say that I plan to update at least a few times a week for now. I would try for more, but I’m attempting to regularly update two blogs (I’m also updating Since You Asked, my pop culture blog), as well as work full-time, commute two cities over (by bus!!), go to the gym, actually cook my dinner and prepare my lunch, read as much as possible, and still see people.

So yeah, a few a week is hopefully what you’ll get for now.

What will I be updating about, you ask? Well, I never did finish my brief overview of all the tournaments, so I’ll probably continue that. I’ll probably write some updates and explanations and team summaries or something for the Euro Cup, since it’s next year.  Maybe I’ll write a little to explain the FIFA recent scandal and the World Cup location controversy.  And of course, I’ll be sure to let you know which good-looking guys are also doing well and you should keep an eye on!!

Anyways, keep checking, and I should hopefully have something new up here in the next day or two!!

 

Randomness

So there were a few things I found funny in the last week, and I thought I’d share.  I’m just gonna like it to whatever site I found it on.

Cristiano Ronaldo is John Rambo.  The Dirty Tackle

England wins 2-1 against Japan; scores no goals.The New York Times

World Cup winning coach leaves football…to help son choose university.Yahoo! Sports UK & Ireland

Wealthy spectators spending millions.South Africa Times

Vidic calms rioting Serbian fans. The Dirty Tackle

Best quote of the day goes to the All-Whites assistant coach Brian Turner:

“When people start throwing empty bottles of Jack Daniels onto the park, it’s rather a serious sort of offence. I don’t think there was any real concern for players safety, but it’s a bit disappointing that they were empty!”

And here is Wayne Rooney’s commercial for Tiger Beer, the flagship brand of Asia Pacific Breweries Ltd.

Colombian team robbed in South Africa

The Colombian team did not have a good couple of days.

A day after checking into the Hyde Park Southern Sun hotel in northern Johannesberg, they were robbed of £1900.

The Colombians were in South Africa to play a friendly match against Bafana Bafana, which they lost 2-1. They played in a sold-out Soccer City in Soweto.

Two women have been arrested and charged.  CCTV cameras showed two scantily-clad women in the corridors right before the robbery.

The Hyde had asked police to keep the matter quiet to try and avoid negative publicity before the cup. Police ignored the request and arrested the women after complaints from the Colombian team.

This isn’t the first time a team has been robbed in South Africa. According to the South African Times:

In June, during the Confederations Cup, $2400 (R18394) was stolen from several players from the Egyptian soccer team at Johannesburg’s Wanderers Protea Hotel.

Many teams have concerns about South Africa’s high crime rate. Officials have promised to try and make this the safest cup ever.

This definitely won’t help matters. The police isn’t helping either, with quotes like this one:

Gauteng police spokesman Colonel Eugene Opperman said: “It was an inside job. How do you police that? You cannot. They worked there everyday.”

The Hyde Park Southern Sun will play host during the cup to the Slovania team, who check in June 8th.

Good luck to them!!

~Suz

A note from moi

So a while ago I’d promised I’d put up small bios and career highlights of the 15 hottest players, and I never did it.  So I’ll be doing it now, and posting them as often as I can.  The World Cup is in less than a month, so I need to hurry and have those up.

I’ll also be altering the list a little.  Some of the players are no longer attending the world cup, and I’ve also discovered other hot ones.  So I may up the list to twenty.  Maybe.

I can’t guarantee that the posts will be super in-depth.  If you’re looking for a complete history for each player, I suggest you look them up on Wikipedia.  But I can promise a pretty picture and enough to get by in conversation.

So look for that starting next week.

Also, I’ve started a new blog, and you’re all welcome to check it out.  It is essentially just my opinion on random things I find online or things I want to do or place that look interesting.  It is a completely random blog, and I’m open to topic suggestions.  Feel free to check it out here. It has what I consider the best name ever. Shenanigans and Blarglelargle. Yeah, try saying that ten times fast!!

Anyways, thanks for checking out my blog, and I hope you check out my new one.  And come back for some hot pictures next week!!

~Suz

Oh, how I love Noel Gallagher

So I saw this video on The Dirty Tackle and just had to share with everyone.  It is of Noel Gallagher, lead guitarist and sometimes singer of British rock band Oasis, talking about team England and team USA.

I love Oasis, and I love listening to Noel Gallagher talk.  It’s funny, because until recently, I really couldn’t make out what he was saying.  Maybe he’s sober now, which is why it’s much easier to understand.

Regardless, here he is with his predictions.

Nike’s “Write The Future”

Nike has come out with an amazing new commercial for the World Cup.

Entitled “Write The Future,” this three minute epic commercial features more than a dozen of the world’s best players, including Cristiano Ronaldo, Wayne Rooney, Didier Drogba, Landon Donovan, Ronaldinho, and Thiago Silva, as well as special guest cameos from tennis legend Roger Federer, basketball superstar Kobe Bryant and Homer Simpson.

I love this commercial. I think all the scenarious are brilliant. Showing the excitement of an imminent goal, the disappointment when it doesn’t happen, and the reaction to a surprise save is an amazing way to show all sides of one event. Rooney’s fantasy on winning and losing are absolutely hilarious, and Ronaldinho’s moves being YouTubed and ‘liked’ is a great way to show exactly how one moment becomes defining.

Here it is, in it’s full, three-minute format. I believe there is a short, TV-friendly version, but who wants to see that one??

Nike has always been known to have some of the best commercials out there for the World Cup. Two of the best examples I found were the Brazilian team waiting in the airport (which cause airports around the world to ban copycat fans) and the one where the soccer players are secret agents.

Hope you all enjoy watching them, and feel free to let me know of any others out there.

~Suz

Ballack out of World Cup

Germany faces yet another possible setback just weeks before the world cup.

Ballack, the 33-year-old German captain and Chelsea midfielder, suffered injuries to ligaments in his right ankle during last week’s FA Cup Final.

“It’s very disappointing, but I have to accept it,” Ballack told German television, standing with crutches. “It’s football and you have to live with it.… I am angry, clearly.

Ballack has his ankle in a cast and won’t be able to train for at least eight weeks, effectively ruling him out of the cup.

“We are shocked, no question about it, and we are all very, very sad,” Joachim Loew, Germany’s coach,  said at the team’s training camp in Sicily. “He is a very important player for us, a world-class player who played a very important role in decisive games for us.”

This would have been Ballack’s last chance at the cup.  He previously made the 2002 final and the 2006 semi-final.

~Suz