QWK KCKS: Sorry For the Delay

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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.

 

PHOTO: RAINBOW OVER LECCE.
Instead of a pot of gold, this rainbow terminates on Robinho’s smile. Happy to be there. (REUTERS)

 

MOST OF THE LEAGUE ON THE FREEZER DOOR, DROP ZONE ON THE FRIDGE.
If you buy these and you support a team that goes up, you’re almost required to create some kind of ceremony for moving them to the new table, right? Something involving the crisper drawer? // 500RTLF

 

THIS IS STILL A THING THERE? HUH. YOU LEARN SOMETHING NEW EVERYDAY.
The Brits love their Big Brother. For the newest edition of the celebrity version, the sister-in-law Ryan Giggs had an affair with will co-habitate with a WAG who ripped her in the press. Good times comin’. // Kickette

 

WHAT’S A LITTLE HYPOCRISY WHEN IT COMES TO A DERBY?
Espanyol fans delivered a message to their in-town rivals, Barcelona, missed a flaw in their thinking. Oh well. // Dirty Tackle

 

PHOTO: NEW BUDDY PICTURE: CARLO AND CLAUDE.
Carlo Ancelotti and Claude Makelele look thrilled to be on the sidelines during a French Cup match in Lorient, which PSG nearly didn’t win. (REUTERS)

 

THE ONLY MAN I KNOW WHO FLOPPED MORE THAN CARLOS RUIZ. RIMSHOT.
A brief portrait of Denilson, once the most expensive player in the world but never among the best. // IBWM

 

BUCKLE IN. ASSUME THE POSITION. GET READY. MORE THINGS ALONG THOSE LINES.
We’ve been tipped that something of note will be happening today at one of the webernets better soccer blogs, so we’re giving you fair warning. // Unprofessional Foul

 

DIEGO MARADONA LACKS A SENSE OF IRONY. IS THERE AN OPERATION FOR THAT?
Diego takes a shot at Leonardo, wondering aloud if PSG’s sporting director is a “merchant of oil.” // Futbolita

 

PHOTO: THE INCREDIBLE APOLOGIZING T-SHIRT.
Francesco Totti ended a goal drought and celebrated with this t-shirt. It says “Sorry for the delay.” (REUTERS)

 

GOODBYE TO YOU.
This is the problem with the lower division of American soccer, and why MLS has all the funky rules they have. Clubs come and go because people don’t know what they’re doing. Adios, FCNY. // Empire of Soccer

 

LESS THAN A BUCKET, MORE THAN A GOOSE EGG.
Check out the odds on Thierry Henry’s goal tally for Arsenal during his return. Best guess here: 2. // Goal.com

 

TODAY IN INTENTIONALLY CHEEKY HEADLINES.
Fabio Cannavaro on size. // AFP

 

PHOTO: BABY BRADLEY’S BALD BRAIN BOX.
Here’s an excuse to post a photo involving Chievo and USMNT midfielder Michael Bradley, who is really really bald these days. Also, I don’t think this game was played in an empty stadium, but you wouldn’t know it from this photo. (GETTY IMAGES)

 

NOW I KNOW MLS HAS MADE IT. WHAT’S HOTTER THAN CUPCAKES RIGHT NOW?
Ex-MLSer Kyle Martino appeared as a judge on some show called “Cupcake Wars”, a show whose existence proves that there’s probably a cooking competition show for everything. // Page 2

 

IS IT OPPOSITE DAY?
Somehow, City managed to win even though they lost to United on Sunday. // Bleacher Report

 

HAPPY BALLON D’OR DAY!
Also, it’s Monday. No time for nonsense. Follow and like, not necessarily in that order.

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