QWK KCKS: Ballers Ball, Players Play

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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: WAIT, DID SOMEONE JUMP PUNCH HIM?
Nicola Zigic is really, really tall, so I’m trying to figure out how he got his eye busted. That’s quite the vertical trip. As you can tell, I was watching Arsenal instead. (REUTERS)

 

YANKS OUT.
The cost-cutting at Rangers is almost certain to push the American contingent out the door. Anyone got a place for ‘Los, Mo and Ale to crash? // NYT Goal Blog

 

THE OTHER CAPTAIN AMERICA.
The story of how American Michael Bradley worked his way into the job of Chievo Verona’s midfield master. // The Footy Blog

 

OH GOD…I CAN’T LOOK AT IT. SOMEONE DO SOMETHING. GET A TOWEL ALREADY!
Someone puke on the Arsenal bench and Arsene Wenger had to sit next to it. Considering the way the Gunner lost their Champions League tie with AC Milan, this seems cruel and unusual. // Off the Post

 

PHOTO: THEIR LIVE ANIMAL MASCOT IS WAY BETTER THAN WHATEVER GUY IN A FOAM SUIT YOU HAVE.
The Benfica eagle is a joy. (AP PHOTO)

 

BALLERS BALL WHEN BALLIN’ IS CALLED FOR. BALLIN’.
Some super rich 23-year old financial wizard went to a Liverpool club where footballers and their wives hang out and racked up a £203,948.80 ($323,000) bill. I think I’m gonna be sick again. // Deadspin

 

AS IF THE RULES OF CONVENTIONAL RELATIONSHIPS APPLY TO MARIO AT ALL. SHEESH.
Mario went to strip club, got fined for breaking curfew, felt the need to apologize. Why exactly, I don’t really know. // Dirty Tackle

 

I REALLY HOPE THE FA DOES NOT READ JONATHAN WILSON. HARRY FOR ENGLAND!
Wilson says Harry Redknapp might not be the man for the England job. // The Guardian

 

PHOTO: UH…WHAT’S GOING ON HERE?
Pep and Messi are talking. Everything else happening in this photo is weird. (AP PHOTO)

 

PUTIN HIS NOSE INTO FOOTBALL.
Vladimir Putin’s reelection comes thanks to a fair share of messing around in the country’s soccer. // IBWM

 

BOLD, LIKE I LIKE MY COFFEE. OR MY TYPE.
Making predictions is super fun. With the MLS season kicking off this weekend, here are 10 somewhat out there predictions. // Bleacher Report

 

ONE GUY SPENT MORE IN ONE NIGHT AT THE CLUB THAN I’LL MAKE IN…HOLD ON, I NEED A CALCULATOR…I’M SAD.
Follow us and like us. Maybe that will cheer me up.

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