Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Celebrities and soccer and UF and you

I'd be lying if I said I was sober right now. Two hellish days in the publishing universe, and the long-awaited return of a close friend from a long internship far afield.

That being said, it's down to business on UF. We received word last week of a celebrity soccer match, and, being the wonderful ace reporters we are, we jumped on some press creds, and we're looking forward to bringing you some coverage of this magnificent event:

STEVE Nash, who could have played professional soccer instead of basketball, is putting together an all- star soccer match for charity on June 25 at Nike Field on Stanton Street. The "Showdown in China town" will feature four-time World Cup star Claudio Reyna, Liverpool greats Steve McManaman [Note: one of my all-time favourite LFC players] and Robbie Fowler, plus Nash's fellow NBA stars Raja Bell, David Lee and Baron Davis.
So, drop us any Qs in the comments. We've been assured of some face time with Reyna and Nash, but we'll try to get in with the rest.

We aim to bombard them with a camera and a dictaphone..... in the spirit of things, if there's anything you wish to know from them, let us know!

Now, if you'll excuse me, I must go back to drinking.

Oh, and Thierry Henry will be there. Ridiculous!

After the jump, some videos of Fowler, Macca, Henry and co. in action.


Andrew said...

David Lee playing soccerball? That's unpossible.

Seriously, though, sounds like it could be incredibly fun.

Tuffy said...

Raja, how excited are you to play the sport that invented flopping? Have you thought of new ways you can flop in this game?

The NY Kid said...

Titi - will you marry me?

What? It's a legitimate question, dammit!

Mike Georger said...

if you get to speak with god, ask him his thoughts on being left out of the squad in athens. i never heard if he was hurt or anything, but that really seemed like a shitty way to go out to me.

Sarah said...

The NY Kid stole my question!

I'm actually really jealous I don't live in New York now. I wanna go!

Lingering Bursitis said...

Sarah -- we will take lots of Titi pictures, fret not. We will also pass along the marriage request.

The NY Kid said...

LB - me first! Although Titi and I would have to live in Massachusetts.

The Fan's Attic said...

or california!

Keith said...

LB, could you ask Titi what he thinks of Birmingham, as a city, and Villa Park as a ground?

/dreaming of upsetting some gunners

Lingering Bursitis said...

NY Kid: duly noted. He will be unable to pass up the opportunity to get shacked up with you, although I reckon Sarah will be a wonderful choice, should he go with the feminine option.

Keith: that's just harsh. I might ask him how long until he plays in the MLS though..

Goat said...

Can you ask Baron Davis how his beard compares to Olof Mellberg's?