QWK KCKS is our way of helping you get your day started with a refreshing blast of football culture right in your face.
PHOTO: SAMI, I DON’T THINK THAT’S GOING TO WORK.
Sami Khadira and Germany did that thing where someone pulls out another sport’s ball and the team plays with it like it’s a soccer ball. Fun time. (GETTY IMAGES)
NOW THIS IS A THROWBACK, SINCE NO ONE ALIVE REMEMBERS THE LOOK.
Club America will play in a super-limited edition 1920s style kit for El Súper Clásico in two weeks. Stylish. // Invent Football
WEIRD, BUT SURPRISING TO NO ONE. GAZZA BEING GAZZA
Not only did Paul Gascoigne party with the Gaddafi boys, he might have put his signature on a piece of military ordinance. Let’s just assume he did. // CaughtOffside
THE 3-6-1 WAS STILL CRAP, AND YOU’LL NEVER CONVINCE ME OTHERWISE.
Some dude named Elliott says Steve Sampson gets a bad rap or some such thing, and the Americans’ France ’98 disaster was a lesson that needed learning. // In Bed With Maradona
PHOTO: UKRAINE’S EYE-CATCHING STADIUM.
The stadium that will host the final of Euro 2012 opened after reconstruction in Kiev. They had fireworks to mark the occasion. (AP PHOTO)
THE FINAL WORD PICTURE ON FANATICISM.
An accurate rendering of English football as viewed by the English, in map form. // Surreal Football
LEATHER FURNITURE OUTDOORS IS PRETTY MUCH THE CLASSIEST THING EVER.
Here’s a photo Jogi Loew chillin’ during an interview in Istanbul, in one of those outdoor living room situations. // Kickette
VIDEO: THE ‘PEOPLE’ CLEARLY DON’T INCLUDE THE CITIZENS.
The trailer for the Carlos Tevez documentary entitled “El jugador del pueblo” (“The people’s player”). Commence chuckling. (via 101GG)
FOR HIS NEXT TRICK, HE’LL PRAISE WENGER WHILE SIMULTANEOUSLY BURNING HIS PHOTO.
Robin Van Persie is totally convinced that Arsenal is headed in the right direction and doesn’t want to leave. But if you’re looking to buy a house, he’s your guy. // Dirty Tackle
‘DOING A SIR ALEX’ SOUNDS LIKE SOMETHING I WOULDN’T WANT TO SEE.
Arsene Wenger should look to Alex Fergurson for inspiration on how to weather a difficult time. // Bleacher Report
DID YA MISS ME?
Thanks to Keith for holding down the QWK KCKS fort while I was away last week. It was almost like I wasn’t gone at all, except for the extra snark and the lingering smell of Philadelphia. Mmm…cheesesteaks and litter.