QWK KCKS: Birth of a Ball Baby

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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: I’VE ALWAYS HEARD YOU SHOULD ASK BEFORE TOUCHING A PREGNANT BELLY. IT’S JUST POLITE.

Libertad of Paraguay and Nacional of Uruguay fight over the paternity of a ball baby during their Copa Libertadores match in Ascuncion. (REUTERS)

 

RUSSIA, LAND OF CRASHFRUIT AND DOLLS INSIDE DOLLS. ALSO, THEY PLAY FOOTBALL.

Andrey Arshavin’s loan move back to Russia happened more than a month ago, but some people are just catching up. Which is fine, really. // Kickette

 

NOTHING LIKE A BUNCH OF OLD GUYS GETTING TOGETHER TO RELIVE THEIR GLORY DAYS.

USA! Mexico! Home Depot Center! Wynalda! Borgetti! Lalas! Hernandez! Jones! No player under 35! Stock up on the Bengay! // ESPN LA

 

BECAUSE MEN ARE TOTALLY GROSS AND YUCKY AND STUFF. AND RUDE.

Introducing Women United F.C., a new online community where female fans of MLS can commiserate without some asshat with male genitalia ruining it. // NYT Goal Blog

 

PHOTO: CHECK OUT THE INK, BRA. TOTALLY BITCHIN’. AND NOT WHAT YOU EXPECTED.

This is a man wearing a Schalke shirt and flashing a tattoo of the flag of the Basque Country. Seriously confusing. (REUTERS)

 

RIVALRY IS NO REASON TO KEEP A MAN FROM HAVING HIS PINT. SERIOUSLY.

While manager at Sunderland, Steve Bruce had to make incredible sacrifices because everyone hated him due to his Newcastle ties. He couldn’t go down the pub. Gasp. // Dirty Tackle

 

WON’T SOMEONE THINK OF THE REFEREES? SOMEONE? ANYONE?

A Brazilian player gets sent off, attacks the referee, and gets arrested, all in about 30 seconds. Now that’s efficient. // 101GG

 

HAPPY BIRTHDAY FABRICE. MAY YOU HAVE MANY, MANY MORE.

Today is Fabrice Muamba’s 24th birthday. The happy day is made happier with news that he is up and walking while in the hospital in London. // BBC Sport

 

PHOTO: AH, THE ANCIENT RITUAL OF FEELING A GUY’S HAIR FOR NO APPARENT REASON.

Ronaldo went to visit former Brazil president Lula—who is recovering from cancer treatment—and the two man exchanged hair gropes. (AP PHOTO)

 

BECAUSE ANDROID USERS ARE OBSESSIVE, FM MAD PEOPLE TOO, DAMMIT.

Rejoice, Andriod users; Football Manager is will soon be available for download to your handheld device. // The Verge

 

SUCH IS THE POWER OF MARIO. HE MAKES MEN MAD SIMPLY BY BEING.

Roberto Mancini decided to get candid about mercurial striker Mario Balotelli, intimated that speaking to Mario daily would be enough to drive one bonkers. // Bleacher Report

 

I TOTALLY UNDERSTAND WHERE ROBERTO IS COMING FROM. SOME OF THE PEOPLE AROUND HERE MAKE MARIO LOOK TAME. KIDDING. MAYBE.

Sweet sassy molassy, it’s Friday. Let’s all drink to that, shall we? Follow us and like us and read us. And have a good weekend.

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