Monday, May 4, 2009

Monday Backpasses: Ow. Ow. Owwwwww.

Watch out for the kick to the face. And then the other one right after it [The Beautiful Game]
Hey, Marc Overmars is playing again. Whoops, not so fast [Off The Post]
Relatively unknown American set to sign for Everton in the summer [SBI]
Hotscots FC did win the UK Gay League Cup. Sadly (and this is no joke), they cannot have a parade because so many members are closeted [Deadline Scotland]

Also a winner: Arsenal Ladies [Guardian]
Seepsis wants the Olympics to go U-21 only [The Canadian Press]
Pele will shill for any unworthy cause [NY Times]
Write seems to think that MLS teams going up against MLB opposition will suffer. Or something [MLS Talk]
Gazza suits up, doesn't die on the pitch in charity match [BBC]

Rooneys may get a cash windfall from the birth of their very angry kid [Daily Mail]


The Fan's Attic said...

that Everton story is awesome. hopefully the young man makes a name for himself.

EbullientFatalist said...

Professional sports is one of the last bastions of homophobia. Right, Justin Fashanu?

Good story for the American kid. Can't think of a better club or coach to begin a career.

Mike Georger said...

Wait so the guys who play for the all gay team that don't want to be outed .... they somehow manage to keep the fact that they play for an all gay soccer team secret? I cannot fathom how that would be kept secret, even with small crowds.

The Fan's Attic said...

Religion, the South, the Middle East, and probably many other places.

ü75 said...

No team sheets. Small and supportive crowds.

Mike Georger said...

If they had team sheets though, they'd be at least five hundred thread count.

Precious Roy said...

I don't get it either. It's not like you become invisible when you step on the pitch.

Save maybe for Darren Bent.


But yeah as Lingering quipped in the emails, the line-up sheet is usually: Smith; Doe, Doe, Smith, Doe; Smith, Doe, Smith, Doe; Smith, Smith

Steve said...

nice one, Georger, nice one.

Anonymous said...

A hardy 'booo' to SBI for the reference to 'GOAL'.

It's like the Titus Bramble of sports movies. UGH.

The NY Kid said...

You know how I know you're gay?

You play for a gay footy club.

EbullientFatalist said...

Playing for a gay footy club is still not as gay as actually enjoying Coldplay.