Soccer / Football News

Luis Suarez could have caused a riot

Luis Suarez is a disgrace to football. You’d think after being found guilty of racist remarks and receiving an eight game ban he would put everything behind when he faced Manchester United at Old Trafford. Instead of shaking hands with Man Utd captain Patrice Evra, the recipient of Suarez’s racist remarks, Suarez’s opted to take the cowardly route and not shake hands with Evra thus rekindling soccer racism tensions.

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You think you have what it takes to be a coach?

The expectations we’ve set for ourselves as a society have become unrealistic.  In every aspect of our lives we demand immediate results.  “Why the hell won’t this website load faster, I’ve been waiting 8 seconds”; “why haven’t I received your text message yet? It’s been 10 seconds!”  Give it a second, it’s sending a signal to space you whining parasite.  The same expectations have transferred into the realm of sports.  We expect coaches to have immediate results, i.e. lead a team to a championship or nothing.  This is not only impossible, but ineffective.

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The intangibles in sports matter more than you think

I recently watched a documentary produced by HBO called 24/7 Rangers/Flyers: Road to the Winter Classic.  The intent of the documentary is to follow these two NHL teams around in their day-to-day duties showing a detailed behind the scene look at their lives.  It’s a truly special opportunity to understand the life of a professional organization.  Now, what I took away from the documentary might not be what HBO intended for me to take away.

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Everton goalie Tim Howard scores 100 yard goal

Everton goalkeeper Tim Howard scored an incredible 100 yard goal versus Bolton putting Everton up 1-0 in the 63rd minute. Not only that, but he did it with only taking a single step wind-up. With the ball already coming at him with pace and a strong wind behind his back Howard was able to launch the ball down the field and with only once bounce land it in the back of the net. 

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Luis Suarez and Patrice Evra race row

So much for Liverpool’s chances of doing anything this season. Star forward Luis Suarez has been Liverpool’s main man in attack and in fine form this season.  Acquiring Luis Suarez was the best thing that happened to them in a long time. All of that changed though on October 15th 2011 when Suarez decided to racially abuse Manchester United defender Patrice Evra several times throughout and after their game.

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Socrates dies at 57

Brazil legend Socrates has died after suffering an intestinal infection that developed into septic shock. He was 57.

He was taken into intensive care on Thursday after eating infected stroganoff. His wife and a friend also fell ill, but Socrates had been in a state of poor health and was unable to recover.

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Owen Hargreaves celebrates return with goal

As much as I am not a Manchester City fan, I couldn’t be happier for Canadian born Owen Hargreaves having made his comeback after three long years of career threatening injuries. Hargreaves’s comeback proved nothing short of a success. He played a key part in City’s win over Birmingham in the Carling Cup. Not only that but he started, played 55 minutes and scored an incredible goal.

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