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PHOTO: 51 YEARS OF MAD GENIUS. HERE’S TO 51 MORE.
It’s Diego Maradona’s birthday. Make sure you celebrate appropriately. (AP Photo)
RECORDS ARE MADE TO BE BROKEN.
Remember last month when the record for the longest headed goal was broken in Norway? It’s already been eclipsed in Japan. // CaughtOffside
OKAY, SO STADIUMS ARE GOOD. HOW ARE THOSE AIRPORTS COMING ALONG?
São Paulo’s World Cup stadium is super slick and pointy. It’s like a football spaceship. // Stadium Porn
HE DIDN’T. DID HE? NO HE COULDN’T HAVE. BUT WAIT, DID HE?
Robin Van Persie probably didn’t do a Nazi salute after scoring against Chelsea on Saturday. But it sure looks like he did. // Off the Post
PHOTO: ACTUALLY, THE SOUNDERS WERE THE ZOMBIES OUT THERE.
The intersection of Halloween and the MLS playoffs gives us this RSL fan dressed as a zombie celebrating her teams annihilation of the Seattle Sounders on Satuday night. (AP Photo)
CUBS FANS WILL NOW COMMENCE GENTLE WEEPING.
Ole Gunnar Solskjær brought Norwegian club Molde its first league title in 100 years of existence. Don’t expect he’ll be there much longer. // ONTD_Football
SMART COMPANY IS SMART.
A gif of Messi’s 1-2-3 gesture and wink, complete with clever stamping by gear company 3nil. // via Invent Football
PHOTO: DOUBLE NET FAIL.
Young Boys’ Mario Raimondi couldn’t keep himself — or the ball — out of the net. (Reuters)
MAYBE IF THEY WEREN’T IN THE OPPOSITE CORNER, REQUIRING HIM TO RUN 100 YARDS TO GET THERE.
15-year old Wycombe Wanderers phenom Jordan Ibe scored his first goal over the weekend, and was booked for running to celebrate with his family. Nice one. // 101GG
BEST IN WAGS.
Ex-MLSer and current Fox Soccer broadcaster Kyle Martino married Eva Amurri (daughter of Susan Sarandon) on Saturday. Congrats, Kyle. We’re not jealous. Nope, not at all. // Reuters
WE’RE NUMBER 10! WE’RE NUMBER 10!
Major League Soccer’s record setting attendance puts the league in the Top 10 of all league’s for average attendance. Now just imagine where it might rank if FC Dallas could draw at all… // Bnet
PHOTO: LOOKS WHO’S SPORTING PLAYOFF GLEE.
Sporting Kansas City players celebrate one of Teal Bunbury’s two goals as a Wells Thompson gets the unfocused-in-the-foreground treatment. It tells a story, don’t you know. (AP Photo)
HERE ARE SOME THINGS I DON’T AGREE WITH.
But I’ll let you decide. Should Alessandro Del Piero jump the Atlantic for MLS? We need slides for this. // Bleacher Report
THERE’S A WEDGE THERE, AND IT’S MADE OF MONEY.
Where has the soul of English football gone? The bigger the Prem gets, the less local the game becomes. // Al-Jazeera
FOR HALLOWEEN, WE’RE GOING AS JOEY BARTON’S TWITTER ACCOUNT. AFTER QUOTING NIETZSCHE FOR A FEW HOURS, WE’LL END UP STARTING FIGHTS AND YELLING SMITHS LYRICS OUTSIDE OF PIERS MORGAN’S HOUSE.
Happy Halloween, ghouls and goblins. Do that thing where you follow us on Twitter and like us on Facebook as your treat for us, or we’ll have to do something to trick you. That probably would involve lots of photos of Harry Redknapp.