Ok, we’ve got to get this whole hero worship thing under control. A gold replica of someone’s foot? Who gets excited about that – a podiatrist?
The solid gold cast of Messi’s left foot was created by Japanese jeweler Ginza Tanaka and can be all yours for the small price of $5.25 million.
Messi’s brother, Rodrigo Messi, sounded so impressed that he just might bid on it.
“It’s an impressive piece of work,” he said. “You can see each line on the foot.”
Yup, I just threw up a little in my mouth.
The foot goes on sale Thursday, so act now as it’s sure to run off the shelves!
Come on! … No, you come on!
I said come on! … You come on!
Do something! You do SOMETHING!
Francis Lessard and Sebastien Laferriere – both of the North American Hockey League – squared off for a fight and then … they continued to square off for an entire minute before the refs had seen just about enough of nothing.
This is the greatest fight that never happened I’ve ever seen. Hands down. Literally, hands down guys, you’re clearly not going to do anything.
COME ON! … COME AT ME, BRO!
Oleg Salenko once scored five goals in a 1994 World Cup match. So imagine our surprise when he buckled under the pressure of a television camera. Maybe he had a light breakfast that morning, or maybe he was so star struck by the unknown broadcaster next to him that he just hit the deck.
Whatever the explanation is, I respect that fact that he didn’t overdo the faint. He didn’t go flailing to the ground and yell out “SIR!”. He just dropped it to the floor and popped right back up. Now that’s a real footballer for you.
Soccer has changed immensely over the years, and now more than ever money is a huge part of the sport. Many players choose clubs that offer them the most money, and the 11 players who are getting the best part of the deal are all below – according to Portuguese publication, A Bola:
Goalkeeper | Iker Casillas = €6m a year
Right-back | Philipp Lahm = €10m
Center-back | Thiago Silva = €9.8m
Center-back | John Terry = €9.5m
Left-back | Ashley Cole = €12.4m
Center-midfield | David Silva = €13m
Center-midfield | Yaya Toure = €13m
Center-midfield | Franck Ribery = €10m
Right-wing | Cristiano Ronaldo = €10m
Left-wing | Lionel Messi = €15m
Centre-forward | Samuel Eto’o = €20m
What do you think? Have these players deserved to be the best paid in their position, or are they overpaid divas?
Illinois senior Nicole Denenberg has seen it all during her four years as a college student-athlete, and now she’s sharing pearls of wisdom in her new blog. Today, she gives advice to players attending college soccer camps. Have a question for Nicole? Send it to email@example.com
The camp had officially started and the silence in the arena was still imposing considering the many players and parents mulling around the field.
Girls were inconspicuously sizing each other up as they readied themselves for the first set of drills. Several of my teammates rolled their eyes at the array of T-shirts the campers were wearing hoping the reputation of their various soccer affiliations would speak volumes for their skills and talent. I chuckled to myself thinking that if I had to do it over, I would not only identify my prestigious club name, but include my name and contact number right on the front of my shirt so there would be no mistaking how to find me. I would be a walking soccer billboard. Too bad I was in high school and hadn’t yet embarked on my advertising major.
Ironically, of the many camps I attended Illinois was not one of them. Parents often ask me if attending camps is important in making a college choice. My answer is always the same: participating in college camps is perhaps the best opportunity one has to be able to see multiple aspects of the school and get a feel for the campus environment.
More advice after the jump.