QWK KCKS: Play to the Script

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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.

You don’t care.

Sparing you the rant today. It’s Friday, and England are playing Sweden. You don’t care.

 

PHOTO: IRISH EYES ARE…KINDA CREEPING ME OUT A LITTLE BIT. SING THE SONG AGAIN.

No one thought the Irish could play with Spain. They didn’t. But their fans still put on a show. (Getty Images)

 

BEFORE YOU CAN LOVE OTHERS, YOU HAVE TO LEARN TO LOVE YOURSELF.

Social media provides a window into how England can learn to love England again. It’s all about appropriate expectations. // A Football Report

 

LOVE ENGLAND. HATE THE BAND. AND PROBABLY JOHN TERRY.

Supporting England is fine. Supporting the England band with all of their artificial sponsoredness is not. #bantheband // The Stiles Council

 

EVERYONE IRISH IS HAVING A BLAST. EVERYONE BUT THE PLAYERS, I MEAN.

Irish WAGs are living it up at Euro 2012. Fashionably, of course. // Kickette

 

VIDEO: THE ACCORDION, THE CARRIAGE, THE SHAKY CAM MAKING ME SICK…

Jimmy Conrad interviewed Grant Wahl in a horse-drawn carriage in Warsaw. Yep. (KickTV)

 

AMERICA LOVES YOU, EUROPE. PLEASE DON’T TANK OUR ECONOMY.

ESPN is setting rating records with the Euros. Something like a gazillion more people are watching over 2008. // ESPN Media Zone

 

THERE SEEMS TO BE A TREND OF ‘WAY TOO OLD’ THROUGHOUT.

Casting the Euro 2012 movie. There are some…unconventional choices. Although I would love to see Ed O’Neill do a Trap impression. I’ll write the script (call me). // The Hollywood Report

 

IF THIS WAS GRADE SCHOOL, YOU’D THINK IRELAND HAS A COLLECTIVE CRUSH ON ANGELA MERKEL.

Angela Merkel addresses the people of Ireland. Not really. // 101GG

 

PHOTO: IT’S FATHER’S DAY THIS WEEKEND. BE LIKE DIEGO AND HUG YOUR DAD.

Diego and his dad took in the Copa Lib match between Boca and Universidad de Chile. (Getty Images)

 

BASED ON DEMAND, A NEW ENGLAND REVOLUTION TICKET WOULD COST TWO BITS. WHATEVER THAT IS.

Derby will be the first club in England to institute demand-based ticket pricing next year. // BusinessWeek

 

THAT ONE GUY WHO SCORES THOSE GOALS THAT EVERYONE WILL LINE UP TO OVERPAY FOR.

Alan Dzagoev is the guy whose stock is on a rocket ship so far at Euro 2012. // Bleacher Report

 

WE STILL NEED TO CAST MICHEL PLATINI. WILLIAM H. MACY? HMMM.

The script is still being written, which means we can still all pretend that England can win. And there will definitely be a long montage with the Irish fans singing. Follow and like.

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