Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Tuesday Backpasses: Does this look like a mug shot to you?

L'Equipe gets fooled by spoof website. Is the idea of Robbie Fowler smuggling cocaine so believable? [The Beautiful Game]
Why would Sir Alex be embarrassed by this? You think he'd cheer it. (NSFW, taste) [Off The Post]
San Jose get a new shirt sponsor. What is it with MLS and pyramid-style businesses as sponsors? [Soccer By Ives]
The real reason Gareth Bale can't bag an EPL win? WAGs. That and not getting off the bench against Stoke [Dirty Tackle]

Sacha Kljestan's reported price--£2 million [MLS Rumors]
PROTIP: Don't celebrate a goal until you are entirely sure the other team is not going the other way after the ref disallowed your goal [101 Great Goals via The Offside]
So, if Adu does dazzle while on the pitch, why doesn't he ever get out there for Monaco? Is he the worst practice player ever? Cue the Allen Iverson [Soccernet]
Mark Lawrenson points out the obvious, skips the necessary [The Spoiler]
Mexican fans (well, "journalists") are turning to voodoo to attempt to bring a win in USA match [KLTV]

Finally:
That guy up there? He's the grand prize for some desperate Richmond-area woman. Richmond Kickers continue to stay classy [Midlothian Exchange]

8 comments:

Mike Georger said...

One of my friends got an Amway pitch last week. He thought he was going over to a chick's house to bang, turns out she just wanted to show him the orientation video. We will never let him live that one down.

Adam said...

Haha nice Georger, I'd be too embarrassed to to admit it if that happened. Looks like Cutco needs to step up to the plate and sponsor a shirt.

The Richmond kickers event has to be the most depressing way to spend valentines day, right?

The Fan's Attic said...

my wife's college friend tried to recruit her to do amway (or something like it) after her boyfriend suckered her in.

jjf3 said...

1) Georger, you're comment about Eric Idle and a pig nearly got me fired. But it was worth it...
2) Adam, I answered you in the earlier post. You can respond here...

this season's EPL winner battle is over. But the relegation zone is going to be like Steve Martin's and Robin William's minds on crack merged together...

and a joy to behold, ultimately...I can't wait, even as someone personally invested in one of those misfit toys that might not survive...

Precious Roy said...

I had a roommate whose dad did Amway. Sure enough he suckered his kid into it. Shortly thereafter he wanted to pitch me on a great business opportunity. I told him he needed to move out.

ü75 said...

Gee, I guess I'm rather lucky to have never been pitched. That scene from Go would be running through my head anyway.

My wife did try Mary Kay after a layoff once. That did not last. In fact, best as I can figure, if there were any of these home-party-centric businesses to get into, it's the sex-toy ones. The stories I hear from those are rather outrageous.

jjf3 said...

Adam,
responded at the old post. FYI.

Adam said...

Got it. Yeah I really thought it couldn't be that hard, but jeez. Draws make it hard to do because its hard to expect a draw.

I fell into the Fulham trap too, I wasn't picking them when they were good, and now I am picking them when they've dropped form. ah well.