Students at the University of Kentucky took part in the world’s largest water balloon fight, ever. Over 8,000 people participated, and over 170,000 balloons were popped. Can you imagine the clean up the next day? I bet they have ballons all over campus until the John Calipari and the Wildcats take the floor for basketball season.
Iya Traore is a professional soccer freestyler. Iya started playing football at the age of 10 as a goalkeeper in his native village in Guinea. The tricks this guy are doing are nothing short of amazing. But I gotta ask two questions:
1. Was Iya at all nervous that he was going to fall off what seems to be a very high mountain, in what would most definitely end badly?
2. Why in the hell was Whitney Houston’s “I will always love you” blaring throughout his performance? Sure, “The Bodyguard” is a ’90s classic, who doesn’t love a little Whitney Houston and Kevin Costner action? But, it went from really sick tricks to, what is up with this soundtrack?
It’s gotta be a tough for Wayne Rooney these days, granted his hair coming in beautifully, Manchester United is winning and he’s playing fantastic football. However, when the club you give your heart and soul for isn’t even his households favorite side, it can be a bit rough for you at home. Above is a photo of Wayne Rooney’s son, Kai, was dressed up by Rooney’s wife Coleen in an Everton kit. Yesterday she revealed via Twitter that their son Kai had Mikel Arteta’s name and number on the back of his personalized Everton kit.
“Arh Kai has got Arteta on the back of his everton kit!! he’s gone.”
The revelation was later deleted. Obviously, ticking off some corporate sponsors (i.e. Nike) is not going to make for an easy day for this bulldog, who will have to put his tail between his legs and I’m sure will have to apologize to Nike.
Nearly 2000 U.S. MNT fans flocked to The Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif. to watch a public training session as the team prepares to face Costa Rica on Sept. 2.
**Side note: Did you hear the commentator’s voice crack when the video started? I guess he’s going through some changes, hopefully he’ll mature before the match tonight.
Ricardo Carvalho was excited to be at Portugal’s national team training camp when he arrived, but out of nowhere he decides to hang up the national team boots. The guy literally walked in, said to himself, “eh, I don’t know this time guys” and walked out on the team. You might want to go for some psycho analysis, not to mention teammate school. What could have made him walk out on the team like that? I bet he dipped out of there because he knew he could never compete with Ronaldo’s perfectly gelled hair. Or, maybe it was because Nani beat him in a moonwalk contest, or because Raul Meireles told him he wouldn’t hold his hand in the midfield.
As the rest of the squad prepares for Friday’s Euro qualifier against Cyprus on Friday, Carvalho said (via Reuters):
“I feel in full physical and mental form, as I have shown for my club and country, but if I am made to feel unnecessary and am not told so, then the only way is out,” Carvalho said in a statement carried by Lusa.
The 33-year-old Real Madrid centre back did not explain what happened at the camp and media reports saying he left because he felt he would not be in the starting lineup were unconfirmed.
“Having earned 75 caps and been deeply dedicated in defending the national side’s reputation, I have never before felt so disrespected and wounded in my dignity. Among my peers I am just another athlete, but like others I deserve consideration and respect,” he said.
Lame, you ditched your team because you weren’t starting? Man up.
The U.S. MNT continues to train ahead of their match against Costa Rica at the Home Depot Center in Carson, CA tomorrow. I noticed that Tim Howard was scored on a bunch during this drill, maybe he’s thinking about his new teammate Denis Stracqualursi, and how much this guy looks like a monkey a little too much. Sorry Tim, my bad for pointing it out.