QWK KCKS: 2 Billion People Can’t Be Wrong

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Written By Chris Azzopardi

QWK KCKS is our way of helping you get your day started with a refreshing blast of football culture right in your face.

 

PHOTO: UEFA PLAYS WITH THEIR BALLS.
The play-off draw happened in Poland, with Zbigniew Boniek doing the honors. (GETTY IMAGES)

 

NO, ‘LONG TAN’ IS NOT PHIL BROWN’S INDIAN NAME.
A guy with one of the best names in MLS might have put a stake in DC United’s playoff chances with his first league goal. // CBC.ca

 

IN THE WORDS OF JORDIN SPARKS: NO, AYRE.
Iain Macintosh asks questions about things that aren’t alright in regards to Ian Ayre’s comments, answers them with phrases like “two-way jerk-off for cash.” // In Bed With Maradona

 

AT LEAST WE HAVE THE Q&A’S. WE’LL ALWAYS HAVE THE Q&A’S.
Andrei Arshavin is promising more tricks. Because that’s what Arsenal need, more tricks from a player who is stinking up the joint. // CaughtOffside

 

PHOTO: JURGEN’S CHALKBOARD.
Right, it’s a wipeboard or whatever, but I’m still gonna call it a chalkboard. The photo comes from this behind the scenes look at how Klinsmann approaches match day. (The Atlantic)

 

GRAFFITI BRANDING? IS THIS 1991? WHERE’S MY CROSS COLOURS SHIRT?
Here’s Athletic Bilbao pretty boy Aitor Ocio standing next to a bottle of cologne that was definitely made for a giant. // Kickette

 

I JUST HOPE THIS DOESN’T GO TO THEIR HEADS…LIVERPOOL, WHAT DO YOU THINK YOU ARE YOU DOING?
Someone guesses there are 2.08 billion football fans in the world, and that 70 percent of them follow the English Premier League. I stink at math, but that sounds like a lot. // PremierLeague.com

 

NOW YOU’RE JUST PILING ON, WAYNE.
While the Liverpool (Ian Ayre) hate-fest continues, Roo decides to get in on this action by telling everyone that Liverpool make him sick. Oh, nervous sick. Never mind. // Off the Post

 

TO THE VICTORS SHOULD GO THE FREAKING SPOILS.
Alexi Lalas has some ideas for juicing up the reward for winning the MLS Supporter’s Shield. Cash is king. // Mirror Football

 

I DON’T KNOW WHO SHOULD BE MORE OFFENDED.
Wayne Rooney is like Alex Rodriguez, only less likable. I’m not sure how that’s possible. // Bleacher Report

 

2.08 BILLION CAN BE WRONG. WELL, THEY CAN, BUT DAMN THAT’S A LOT OF PEOPLE.
The international break is over, league matches in Europe return this weekend, the MLS playoff race is tighter than Ronaldo’s jeans, and KCKRS is on Twitter and Facebook. It doesn’t get much better.

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