Funny & Weird News

So I know it’s been almost two weeks since I said I’d be back, but still nothing new’s gone up.  I’m sorry!!  But seriously, it’s hard to write new stuff while working a full-time job, searching for a different full-time job, doing online classes, commuting for 3 hours a day, researching for two blogs, reading as much as possible, and having crazy friends who plan a million things.

So while I am working on a few good posts, I’ll just put this one up for now.  It’s all the funny and interesting stories I’ve come across in the last week or so. Enjoy!

12 Sports That Would Be Wildly Popular If People Knew They Existed (The Huffington Post)

Fan brings loaf of bread and jar of peanut butter to stadium to make sandwiches during Man City-CSKA match (The Dirty Tackle)

10 Weirdest Sports You’ve Probably Never Heard of (Huffington Post)

Russian futsal player punches referee in the face after being shown a red card – video (Metro UK)

Irish Premier League star live tweeted botched burglary and it’s hilarious (Independant)

Here’s Wayne Rooney and Ed Sheeran singing Robbie William’s “Angels”:

And the most hilarious corner kick I’ve seen in a while:

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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

Rooney named PFA Player of the Year

Wayne Rooney, the 24-year-old Manchester United and England striker, was named Player of the Year by the Professional Footballers’ Association on sunday night.

He has previously won the Young Player of the Year award twice, in 2005 and 2006. In his young career, he has won 3 Premier League titles, 2 League cups, and a Champions League.

Although currently out of action with a groin injury he received in training, he has scored 34 goals this season.

He hopes to be back in for Manchester’s remaining matches.  He is optimistic about England’s World Cup chances, and dismisses comments that England needs him in order to win.

Runner up for the Player of the Year award was Didier Droga, a striker for Chelsea.  Arsenal midfielder Cesc Fàbregas was third.

Aston Villa and England midfielder James Milne won the Young Player award.

Former South Africa international Lucas Radabe, who played for England’s Leeds United, won the PFA special merit award for his community service in both countries.

The PFA awards are voted on by Premier League players.