Yes, the folks at legofussball.eu - who recreate highlight reels of major European soccer leagues in Legos - are hard at work with the World Cup, including this clip of the USAv. England match. (Also online: the Germany-Australia blowout, but without the Aussie red card, and the South Africa-Mexico match.)
We sure hope GWEN STEFANI wasn't rooting for US Soccer today -- or else she might need a restraining order. Seems Mr. Gwen doesn't take kindly to anyone poking fun at his native England's footballers.
Just after Bill Buckner let in the weakest goal in World Cup history, GAVIN ROSSDALE took to Twitter to bemoan the play of the UK squad: "What will we do against a good team?????? No flow,no team play.
Yes, the 2010 World Cup will be remembered as soccer's American television breakthrough. But thanks to USA v. England, the 2010 World Cup will also be remembered as BILL BUCKNER's English television breakthrough.
The ball had barely trickled over the goal line -- via a weak, two-hop grounder off the toes of CLINT DEMPSEY and a brief encounter with the oily gloves of England goat goaltender ROBERT GREEN -- when ESPN commentator MIKE TIRICO reached into his bag of fail .
Umm . . . dudes?Looks like through the duration of the NBA Finals, Boston is a two-newspaper town. Editors and ad salesmen at the Boston Herald and the Boston Globe must’ve woken up with hard nipples this morning, as the Department of Public Works (DPW) removed the street boxes for every other local publication from Kenmore Square — including Stuff and the Boston Phoenix — from Kenmore Square.
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that dark day in late-April when the Boston
Globe ran an ad and $1 off coupon for obscure bread company Bimbo
their front page? Well, turns out that stunt is nothing compared to what
plastered on the front, back, and inside of today's Metro
As many of you know, one of the more heartbreaking stories that the Phoenix ran this past year was about East Cambridge native Joe Donovan, who is serving life without parole for a crime that he did not commit. In fact - not only did he not commit the murder for which he was charged, but he was railroaded by the Middlesex District Attorney's office, which refuses to account for its actions.
The more I get into Alex Zaitchik's excellent Glenn Beck expose, Common Nonsense, the more I've been thinking about Boston's pathetic second tier gasbag, Howie Carr. It must hurt to know that no matter how much ignorance and manufactured populism he vomits, he'll never have a fraction of the flag waving slobs behind him that nationally syndicated frauds like Beck enjoy on radio and television.
Say what you will about best-selling author and ESPN columnist Bill Simmons - and I probably shouldn't say anything too critical until I've actually finished The Book of Basketball - but he's been on his game in the past few months (roughly dating back to the piece he wrote embracing sabremetrics) and both his column and his Twitter have been pretty good reads during the Celtics' somewhat unlikely (admit it, C's fans) run to this year's NBA Finals.
"Newspapers have to work to identify their audience and aggressively act to keep them. In our case it's a sales manager, a retired schoolteacher, and a homeless man who lives behind the library and goes in occasionally to defecate and read."
Junk food apologists were abuzz on Wednesday with news that McDonald's, purveyor of the over-processed, was preparing to release the McRibble. The product was alleged to be the McDonald's response to Burger King's new ribs, a messy and nugget-sized collection of mystery meats based on the elusive McRib.
Having a hard time waking up this morning? Well, not anymore, because the International Day of Slayer
(slated for this Sunday, 6/6) has come early this year thanks to this insane montage of people freaking out
at church set to Slayer's "Angel of Death." Turn it up.
I left Sunday school once I learned that it was not okay to BYO "blood
of Christ," so I'm hardly an expert on churchy things.
Tooting our own horn a bit today -- here's the press release we just sent to people who might give a shit. We should also mention that the judges for these awards included Ana Marie Cox and Markos "Daily Kos" Moulitsas, ProPublica's Tracy Weber, and Columbia's David Hajdu (of Positively4th Street fame), among others.
In what may prove to be one of the smartest moves by an NBA player in
recent memory, Lakers forward Lamar Odom is contemplating leaving his pregnant wife and reality TV star, Khloe Kardashian, back in Los Angeles when his team visits the Garden for next Tuesday's Game 3."It's a little more hostile in Boston," said Odom in a recent interview with Yahoo Sports.
There's nothing that anyone reading this post could've done to prevent
the recent oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Someone (or a group of
someones) with a lot of responsibility fucked up, finger pointing
ensued, and in all actuality, people may be better served saving their
breath. The irrevocable damage has been done and one of the richest
ecosystems on our increasingly faltering planet is now tainted beyond repair