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Don’t get me wrong here, I enjoyed this video. I have a soft spot for mascots and choreographed dancing. But at this point we’ve pretty much seen the Carly Rae Jepsen song performed by everyone possible, and when adults in costumes start joining in it’s time to pull the plug.

For the record, though, I thought Nebraska came off especially well in this video. That Cornhusker can move!

 

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Thanks to YouTube user Logiano1, with an assist from Sports Grid, we have a brilliant mashup of hockey highlights called by soccer announcers. This just goes to prove my theory all along: soccer announcers are the best in the biz.

 

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A golf ball, 150 yards out, off the crossbar – ridiculous.

Here’s another look at the shot after the jump.

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Here’s a quick thought: If you have trouble, like, walking without falling, or walking while holding a camera, you probably shouldn’t apply to be a cameraman.

I’m just going to throw that out there. Here are my other issues with stumbling Stan the cameraman:

1. I counted 20 people in those stands … why are we filming this game to begin with?!

2. How far has soccer fallen when even our cameramen are floppers? A stretcher from that measly fall? Really?

3. At the 1-minute mark the guy on the far right is cracking up … how is he the only guy who finds this funny? That guy has a bright future, but I’m concerned about the rest of you.

 

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Man, that Coca-Cola sure is jealous. A guy can’t even look at another soda without her flipping out.

Ronaldinho learned this the hard way when he recently lost his $700,000 per year Coke sponsorship because he appeared at a press conference while surrounded by Pepsi cans.

Now I’m going to let you in on something: I can’t tell the frickin’ difference! I’ve taken the Pepsi challenge and I ended up choosing Dr. Pepper, so that tells you how screwed up my taste buds are.

But if Coke offered me close to a million bucks to promote their brand, I’d tattoo their logo to my forehead, ok? I’d dress up as a Coke bottle and never leave the costume. In other words, there’s no excuse Ronaldinho.

Not that he’s the first guy to get caught cheating on camera (cue the tape after the jump).

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By J.R. Eskilson

Has the rivalry between Everton and Liverpool finally spilled over to the U.S. Men’s National Team?

It sure looks like it.

Landon Donovan, the all-time leading scorer for the USMNT, is a self-described Evertonian for life after enjoying two loan spells with the Blues.

Clint Dempsey, Donovan’s USMNT teammate and one of the top players in the English Premier League last season, looks set to sign with Liverpool during this transfer period, according to various reports.

Donovan talked about the rumors and what it means for their relationship on Tuesday at the 10th Annual Gatorade High School Athlete of the Year, where he was a presenter for the award.

“That could be interesting,” Donovan told TopDrawerSoccer.com with a laugh. “But you know how these rumors go. For him, I think he deserves the chance to play at a big club, and if that is something he wants to do then by all means, he should do it.”

Last season, Dempsey scored 23 goals in 46 appearances with Fulham, in what was arguably the best performance ever from an American playing abroad.

The Texan has explicitly stated that he wants to play in Champions League in the future, but Donovan is not entirely pleased with where he is likely headed to reach that dream.

“I won’t necessarily support it too much if he goes to the Reds,” Donovan added with a smile.

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Rumor has it that Clint Dempsey is close to signing with Liverpool. What a dramatic shift that would be, not to mention a not-so-small victory for U.S. Soccer.

Dempsey has more than proven himself during his stay at Fulham – is he ready for a jump to the Champions League?

More importantly, are we ready for how weird that would look? (See above).

 

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With the latest ESPN Body Issue set to hit newsstands this Friday, the worldwide sports leader has released a preview of the provocative photo shoot.

So here it is: follow the trail after the jump.

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Chelsea’s John Terry took the witness stand Tuesday defending himself against charges that he racially abused Anton Ferdinand – which ultimately led to him losing his captaincy.

In the awkward audio above, you’ll hear Terry recount the nasty confrontation he had with Ferdinand last year and give his side of the story about what led to the blowup between the two.

Terry would go on to cite his commitment to African football charities as evidence that he is not a racist.

 

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Bobbo from Blackie Lawless on Vimeo.

Remember Bob Bradley? Short, bald-headed guy that used to coach our U.S. Men’s National Team … Michael Bradley’s dad … yeah, him. Well, there’s a documentary about him that looks solid.

“We Must Go,” The Pharaohs, Bob Bradley and the Quest for the World Cup follows Bob beyond the U.S. program and into Egypt where he’s now trying to help the country qualify for the 2014 World Cup.

Check out the clip above and decide for yourself whether or not you “must go” see it.

 

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