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PHOTO: MAN CITY HAS MORE PERSONALIZED T-SHIRTS THAN THE BOARDWALK AT THE LOCAL BEACH SPOT.
If you’re not rocking a personalized message on your t-shirt at Man City, you’re not cool. Nasri follows Tevez’s lead with a Muslim festival greeting (REUTERS/Phil Noble), and Tevez doubles down with his apartment block in Fuerte Apache.
NOTHING PREPARES YOU FOR A SUCCESSFUL FOOTBALLING CAREER LIKE A LITTLE PUBLIC HUMILIATION.
Chelsea academy kids dance for the amusement of the first team, which seems cruel until you realize that Ashley Cole isn’t shooting any of them with an air rifle while they dance. // Dirty Tackle
JUST IN CASE THE WORDS ‘REALLY SMALL’ DON’T FULLY CONVEY THE SMALLNESS, HERE ARE SQUARES.
How small is the Scottish Third Division? Perhaps these colored squares inside slightly larger, slightly lighter-colored squares can provide an answer. // On Goals Scored
IF YOU’RE FAMOUS—OR MARRIED TO SOMEONE FAMOUS—THEY’LL PRINT YOUR STUPIDEST WISDOM LIKE IT’S PURE GOLD.
Jermaine Jenas’s wife says women don’t like men with bad breath. Groundbreaking stuff. // Kickette
PHOTO: REMEMBER THIS GUY? HE’S BACK AND HE’S READY TO PARTY.
Meanwhile, David Villa returns from his broken leg and celebrates his family with his own shirt display.
LIKE ‘SWEET VALLEY HIGH’, WITH SOCCER. AND PROBABLY LESS CHEERLEADING. NOT THAT I KNOW WHAT A SWEET VALLEY HIGH BOOK IS LIKE. AHEM.
USWNT start Alex Morgan has signed a book deal with Simon & Schuster to write young adult novels. So the exact opposite of Hope Solo’s book, then. // Newsday
THIS IS WHAT A WOLD FAMOUS FOOTBALL MANAGER ON SABBATICAL LOOKS LIKE.
Pep is chilling in New York for a year, decided to take in a Red Bulls game. Kids are rocking the keeper shirt. Nice. // Twitpic
ONE CLUB, HOLDING UP THE IRON CURTAIN ALL BY THEIR LONESOME.
Read about the Moldovan champions, a secretive club that plays in a part of Moldova that doesn’t want to be part of Moldova. // NDTV
PHOTO: IT’S GETTING HOT IN GERMANY. LET THE PASTY DISPLAYS BEGIN.
Karlsrhue fans, celebrating their club’s German Cup win over Hamburg, decide shirts aren’t necessary.
APPARENTLY NOT EVERY STADIUM IS A TOTALLY WORTHLESS USE OF CIVIC RESOURCES. WHO KNEW?
Home prices near Eastlands/City of Manchester Stadium/Etihad have skyrocketed since the building went up. // Bloomberg
CLINT DEMPSEY DRAMA NEEDS A NICKNAME. I’M GOING WITH ‘CLAMA’ UNLESS YOU HAVE SOMETHING BETTER.
The inauspicious start of the 2012-13 season for Clinton Drew Dempsey needs to come to a resolution, and quick. // Bleacher Report
THE NEW SEASON HAS KICKED OFF MOST PLACES WHICH LEADS TO JUST ONE QUESTION: SO, HOW’S YOUR FOOTBALL?