QWK KCKS: A Day of Legends

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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: THIS PHOTO IS GOING TO BE LESS AWESOME WHEN IT’S CRISTIANO RONALDO HUGGING FIGO.

Portuguese legends in the house for Luis Figo’s charity game. It’s good to see Eusebio up and about. (Getty Images)

 

OKAY, IT’S BRAZIL. STILL HARD TO LOOK COOL WALKING THROUGH AN AIRPORT WEARING THE SAME THING.

Team travel involving coordinated casual wear always cracks me up. Always. Here’s Brazil’s Olympic team arriving at the Olympic Village (they are going to PARTY). // Futbolita

 

THIS JUST IN: RUSSIAN SPORTS MINISTER IS THE FUNNIEST MAN ON THE PLANET.

Fabio Capello is the new Russia manager. Jonathan Wilson wrote about it. The Russian Sports Minister said “I think Capello has all the necessary requirements to coach the Russian national team, (but) personally I would prefer (Jose) Mourinho,” which is a quote that just atomized my cerebral cortex. // The Sport Blog

 

CONTRARY TO POPULAR BELIEF, HIS FULL NAME IS NOT LEDLEY ‘WHAT IF?’ KING.

Spurs legend Ledley King announced his retirement today, the knee injuries he’s dealt with finally landing a decisive blow to his career. This means we need a highlight retrospective. // 101GG

 

PHOTO: LEDLEY KING IN HAPPIER TIMES, YOU KNOW, WHEN HIS KNEES WORKED.

Ledley goes up against Wayne, and people wonder what might have been for England . (Reuters)

 

‘IBRA IN PARIS’ IS THE NAME OF THE BEST DOCUMENTARY OF ALL TIME. IT HASN’T BEEN MADE YET.

Zlatan welcomes Paris to Zlatan. // Dirty Tackle

 

THE ONLY CONCLUSION I CAN DRAW FROM THIS IS THAT ENGLISH PEOPLE DON’T CARE FOR FOOTBALL.

Trouble at the Olympics, where organizers have scaled back football tickets because no one wants to go. // Some Wire Service

 

SOME PEOPLE HATE FUN. THOSE PEOPLE DON’T DESERVE FOOTBALL.

Welshman Les Davies—that guy who showed up on the Best Player In Europe list no one had heard of—talks about the honor and the spoilsports who don’t think he should be on the list. // Daily Post

 

PHOTO: LEGENDS COME IN MANY TYPES. LIKE THE TYPE THAT IS RETIRING TO GET A BUSINESS DEGREE. AHH, AMERICAN SOCCER.

Sounders legend Roger Levesque played his final game last night. The Sounders lost the friendly with Chelsea 2-4, but the night was really about Roger. (Getty Images)
 
Below, video of the tifo honoring the man who spent 10 years in two different leagues with the Sounders.
 

 THE SOCCER EQUIVALENT OF THAT BAND YOU LOVE CANCELLING THEIR TOUR DATE IN YOUR TOWN. BASTARDS.

A promoter sold tickets to match between Jamaica and Liberia in Connecticut despite neither team committing to the game. // WashPo

 

I DECLARE THIS ITEM INVALID DUE TO THE LACK OF ‘SHEP MESSING APPEARED IN PLAYGIRL’ REFERENCES.

Why should you care about the New York Cosmos? Shocking that you need to ask, frankly, but here are some reasons anyway. // Bleacher Report

 

I LOVE A CLUB LEGEND THAT’S A CLUB LEGEND FOR REASONS PEOPLE CAN’T QUITE EXPLAIN. BON VOYAGE, ROGER.

When I retire from KCKRS, after years and years of dedicated service (things last for years and years on the internet, right?) I hope I get a send off like Levesque. 50,000 people cheering for me, giant tifos of my face…it’s not too much to ask. Follow KCKRS. Like KCKRS. Go forth, and honor your legends.

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