QWK KCKS is our way of helping you get your day started with a refreshing blast of football culture right in your face.
PHOTO: MAN ON THE STREET.
Hey, I think I know that guy. Why did they take a photo of him in zip up hoodie standing on some nondescript street in California? (REUTERS)
AND THEY’RE CALLED THE ‘GIFFIES.’ WHICH IS JUST TERRIBLE, REALLY.
Here’s your .gif of the year. Yes, I know it’s only the 3rd, but you’ll agree when you see it. // This Guy On Twitter
The birthplaces of the title-chasing Citizens. Yes, Carlos is still a City player. And so is Owen Hargreaves apparently. // The Best Eleven
WHO SAID OPPOSING FANS ARE LIKE TERRITORIAL DOGS? OH.
The most epic stare down you will ever see at a football match. // 500RTLF
SO WHAT ARE HIS DUTIES EXACTLY? EMBOSSING THINGS?
Leo was named “Embosser of Rosario” during a trip back to Argentina. No one seems to know who that lady pictured with him is. // Kickette
DON’T QUIT YOUR DAY JOB. BHAHAHA…I’M SAD.
Neymar does that thing athletes like to do where they pretend they’re rock stars. Warning: this involves that insidious song “Ai, Se Eu Te Pego.” // Dirty Tackle
ROBINHO, STILL HAPPY TO BE THERE.
AC Milan players went to an event in Doha, took photos with a statue of a trained falcon wearing blinders for reasons I cannot begin to comprehend. // Futbolita
Here’s a wonderful photo of Marilyn Monroe at a match between the USA and Israel played at Ebbets Field in Brooklyn in 1957. // Invent Football
I DEMAND AN EASY NARRATIVE.
Forcing the “old club” story. I cringed at “rhetorical sewage pipe.” // When Saturday Comes
Diego Maradona’s UAE adventure isn’t going so well from a results standpoint. But man, is he a big name. // The National
INSTANT CONFIDENCE. ADD TITI AND STIR VIGOROUSLY.
Thierry Henry might be less of a playing addition to Arsenal’s flagging campaign and more of psychological boost. It’s reasonable. // Bleacher Report
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Someone else wrote KCKRS yesterday, so it’s okay for me to say Happy New Year again for the first time. Try to keep up. Here’s to 2012. Follow us closely, like us tenderly, and keep your eyes on the prize.