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So let me get this straight: not only can I not use my hands, but I’m now blind and have to play using only my sense of hearing and psychic powers? Pass.

This is just one more reason to respect these amazing athletes at the Paralympics. Paralympic 5-a-side football features players that all deal with some form of visual impairment so they are all blindfolded in order to level the playing field.

Only the goalkeepers get to, like, see and stuff. The field players run around responding to a ball equipped with a noise-making device

With rules like these it’s mind-blowing that every match doesn’t end with zero goals and 10 red cards. Once again, immense respect for all the Paralympians.

 

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The New Mexico men will be sporting a new look Friday night when they host No. 39 UAB. The Lobos are celebrating Spanish Themed Night by rocking special custom made uniforms (above) that feature a new color scheme and recognize the program’s conference title and NCAA appearance years.

Love this idea and need more of it. I hereby suggest that all college programs have one special night per year where they completely invent a new uniform around a unique occasion.

How about what college football does with their random Pro Combat Series? You know, when Michigan State suits up like THIS and the LSU Tigers look like THIS. It’s time college soccer joined the party.

All in favor say ‘aye’.

 

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Are you ready for what light can do?

That’s the question asked by Brek Shea and adidas in this brand spankin new commercial.

Shea sure looks ready. What will he do for an encore?

See the behind-the-scenes footage of the ad after the jump.

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Important question: You think #10 called his shot? Off the post, off the face … nothing but net.

I’m not so sure.

Unimportant question: What is this amazing song playing during the video? Harlem Globetrotters remix?

 

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Usain Bolt has made no secret about his desire to play for Man U, but then, so have I and I don’t see Sir Alex Ferguson returning MY calls. He’s listening to Bolt, though, and said recently that he’d like to play him in an annual charity match against Real Madrid to appraise his skills.

“It could be brilliant, and next year when we play Real Madrid’s Legends again, there could be opportunities to bring him up and see how he does,” Ferguson said.

So that settles it, then, the fastest-man-ever-created-by-human-beings-on-planet-Earth will soon suit up for Man U … and I won’t.

[The Daily Mail]

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This is Steven Evans, the reigning WCC Player of the Month, who gave Portland a 2-1 victory over CSU Bakersfield last Friday.

He also gave us a brand new goal celebration. Expect to see the “invisible squat” in a soccer match near you.

 

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(Goal at 2 minutes.)

Drexel sophomore Michele Pataia, who comes from France, scored just one goal last season and I guarantee you it wasn’t as good as this one.

Pataia’s rocket came in a 3-3 battle against Denver last week and it was, shall we say, Fantastique! (French accent).

 

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This was a seriously missed opportunity. How many times does a cow run onto the field? Like, never. So when confronted with a rare moment like this one, you really only have one option:

GIVE HER THE BALL!

Come on, let’s see what she’s made of – anyone ever seen Air Bud? Yeah, and how’d that work out? Pretty frickin well, they won a state title with a golden retriever!

Can cows play soccer? We don’t know, and now we never will thanks to the knuckleheads that just ran Daisy off the pitch.

 

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No, I didn’t steal this plot line from Rookie of the Year. This happened in real life …

20-year-old Sarah Crilly, who had been training and helping out Scotland, was called upon to enter a friendly match against Norway after several injuries left the Scots shorthanded.

“They said I should come and watch the match,” Crilly explained. “So I was standing with all my friends waiting on a cup of tea when the team administrator came up and asked if I had my boots with me. I didn’t.”

So Crilly borrowed oversized boots and shorts, entered the match and eventually scored a game-tying goal in fairytale fashion. Crilly reportedly lost one of her glass cleats on the pitch, so if you’re a prince and you happen to find it …

[The Sun]

 

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I should point out that this was just one of two goals scored by Jordan Vale Monday against Colgate. I should also point out that Vale, a freshman, now has three goals in four matches.

What I won’t point out is that the above goal is quality – you can see that for yourself.

 

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