Category Archives: Happy Hour
Everyone’s back to work today, and the soccer world had a few stories featuring our nation’s Presidents in light of yesterday’s holiday, among some other great tidbits:
- From George Washington to Jed Bartlet, The Other 87 brings us a starting lineup of our nation’s greatest real and fictional presidents.
- KCKRS brings us a bunch of great photos today, from modern Presidents playing soccer to a purported presidential mistress kicking a ball around.
- The Guardian’s Sportblog covers the inaugural meeting of the Independent Supporters’ Council, America’s first league-wide fan lobbying group.
- Just because it looks pretty cool, here are Philadelphia Union players participating in a four-way push-up on their final day of training in Florida, on MLSSoccer.com.
- Finally, KCKRS also brings us the latest “Sh!t ___ say” YouTube video, “Sh!t Soccer Girls Say”:
No holiday off here at g4s central, but it has been a slow work day so have been able to read a bunch and share some favorite links from the day with you.
- Eric on The Other 87 Minutes does a good analysis of Landon Donovan’s return to MLS and USMNT action after his stint at Everton.
- The Free Beer Movement works to answer the question of why the 2000 MLS Cup won by Kansas City has found its home in a Dallas skyscraper.
- MLSSoccer.com previews a sketch on this week’s episode of IFC’s Portlandia in which the shows stars find themselves in the midst of the Timbers Army at their first match. Took you guys long enough to do a nod to the Timbers!
- The English FA today launched a five-year anti-homophobia campaign, including a half-hour video on the subject recorded yesterday on Justin Fashanu’s birthday. Your move, Sunil.
- Finally, if you like us noticed the absence of Andrew Weber in last night’s Amazing Race, you can see what he was up to in the jungles of South America in extra footage on the CBS website.
- Quincy Amarikwa, Teddy’s Valentine
- Bruce Arena, Tommy’s Valentine
- Carlos Bocanegra, Anton Hysén’s Valentine
- Danny Califf (and Jordan Harvey), Janine’s Valentines
- Landon Donovan, Jon’s Valentine
- Torsten Frings, John’s Valentine
- Jake Gleeson, Jorge’s Valentine
- Frankie Hejduk, The Free Beer Movement’s Valentine
- Zarek Valentin, Rachna’s Valentine
- Abby Wambach, Adam’s Valentine
- Bobby Warshaw, Justin’s Valentine
Plus one more coming shortly from yours truly…
Today’s news was filled with homecomings in Major League Soccer:
The deal for Brian Ching to return to the Houston Dynamo from the Montreal Impact who picked him up in the Expansion Draft came to pass.
After a stint in Europe, former USMNT striker Eddie Johnson will be making a return to MLS. The league allocation process for Johnson will take place tomorrow.
Finally, it’s rumored that the Vancouver Whitecaps have an interest in bringing Soccer Ally and USMNT captain Carlos Bocanegra back to MLS. Bocanegra is one of several Americans playing for SPL’s financially struggling Rangers FC.
Jimmy Conrad has a new YouTube show and he and his guest discuss many things including Alex Morgan in Sports Illustrated this week. Jimmy wonders aloud how he’d look in body paint and Grant has a disturbing suggestion on who should take that fashion step.
More on the Crew’s new sponsor and our new favorite feline after the jump.
Ah yes, it’s that time of the winter when Sports Illustrated releases their annual Swimsuit Issue and late night talk shows and morning “news” shows become overrun with skimpily-dressed models. Soccer fans’ Twitter feeds have been particularly flooded with Swimsuit Issue chatter with the USWNT’s Alex Morgan donning only body paint for a feature in the magazine.
So for those of us not particularly interested in seeing bikini-clad women everywhere we look during SI’s annual media blitz, we bring you our swimsuit gallery after the jump.
Miss going to or watching Saturday’s USWNT victory over New Zealand? The Free Beer Movement does a great photo essay of his trip to Frisco.
I’m jonesing for the 2012 MLS Season even harder after seeing the promo that Sporting KC aired during last night’s Grammy telecast:
And finally, Juan Agudelo feeding a baby tiger may be no big deal to him, but to us it’s all kinds of adorable:
— Juan Agudelo (@juanagudelo17) February 13, 2012
- We got team updates from Portland and Toronto
- We met Justin representing Dallas and Rachna representing Chivas USA
- Roland Martin may have been suspended over anti-gay, anti-soccer Tweets…
- But Adam reminds us of the life or death battles out there
- We made an Allies List change to mark four weeks of its existence
- St. Petersburg Russia is making it hard to be a gay fan at the 2018 World Cup
- Tommy is impressed by Chivas supporters’ gay flag, but still thinks his team will take over the universe
- Lance Parker is still hot, and doesn’t mind if guys notice
It’s been a busy day today. Soccer hater Roland Martin was suspended by CNN, we put out a new mission statement for our allies, and right now I’m watching the debate prior to a vote on marriage equality in Washington State. Here are some other interesting stories and posts from the soccer world today:
How can soccer on Twitter be made even better than we’ve made it in the last five weeks? MLS teams having separate Twitter accounts for match day play by play. (The Free Beer Movement)
Finally, the Millions of Milkshakes in West Hollywood hosted MLS MVP Dwayne DeRosario recently. He created his own milkshake for their menu and slapped his ass with a Pussycat Doll. (MLSSoccer.com)