Everyday Football Fouls and Flops

July 13, 2014

Footballers diving and feigning injury has been done before:

but not as well as this, from Fourgrounds Films of Canada, via NPR:

If we all reacted to contact in our everyday situations like football players by a film and video production company in Niagara, Canada. http://www.fourgrounds.com



Mash-up Culture

January 22, 2013

The creativity of the internet strikes again! Football commentary mixed over hockey highlights…love the south american passion and geordie soliloquy.

“Just like betamax, they simply do not make them like that anymore!”

“As electrifying as a hair dryer being thrown into a hot tub, my friend”

“You don’t buy them. They don’t come in packets”


More classic Ray Hudson (the geordie commentator) quotes.

Footbonaut: Technology Can Improve On Anything

November 14, 2012

Especially football training. Introducing the Footbonaut:

via The Footy Blog


May 16, 2011

I love football. I love playing pool. I love going out. What’s not to love about Budweiser Argentina’s great campaign to fuse the three?

Looks like a great night out!

Usual disclosure applies.

I Like this Like Button

March 31, 2011

Nice implementation – although I’m always curious/sceptical of TV’s ability to convert GRPs into “like connections” on Facebook.

Facebook Like Button - England Ghanna

Facebook Like button pitchside at England v Ghana!.

Fifa World Cup Headlines

June 28, 2010

A lousy World Cup for my home country, England, but a great one for media watchers. Some of my favourite headlines from before during and after the tournament:

The Sun predicts an EASY group stage. With two draws and a solitary win, it was anything but.

England Algeria Slovenia Yanks

The New York Post gets carried away with itself:

Greatest Tie Against the Brittish Since Bunker Hill

…and then disenvoes any association with association football.

This sport is stupid anyway

The Mirror gives Fabio Capello some career advice:

The Mirror - Cap Off!

The Star led with the glorious “Fritz All Over”

The 20p Star - Fritz All Over

The Mirror led with the more cinematically themed “Rout of Africa”

The Mirror - Rout of Africa

The Sun didn’t waste any money on a fancy sub-editor, leading with the more straightforward and honest assessment “You Let Your Country Down”.

The Sun - You Let Your Country Down

Final three headlines via the Huffington Post, via @LarysaW. If anyone cares, I’m torn between Brazil and Argentina or Germany for the cup.

John Cleese on Football and Soccer

June 28, 2010

According to Wikipedia, the term soccer originated in England, first appearing in the 1880s as an Oxford “-er” abbreviation of the word “association”, often credited to former England captain Charles Wreford-Brown.

Via Alltop.

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