QWK KCKS: Superduperstitious

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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: MAKING ART IS FUN AND MESSY.
Before they anxiously waited for their names to be called at the MLS SuperDraft, Tony Cascio, Nick DeLeon, and Chandler Hoffman made some art with their feet at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City. (GETTY IMAGES)

 

I REALLY NEED TO GET THE ROSETTA STONE FOR CALIFORNIAN.
Most of this is unintelligible to me, but maybe you’ll enjoy Landon Donovan’s letter back home, bro. // Dirty Tackle

 

ALSO, THE ROSETTA STONE FOR LIVERPUDLIAN AND WHATEVER IT IS ROBERTO IS SPEAKING.
We have a theme. Here’s audio of Steven Gerrard and Roberto Mancini having a verbal spat over the nature of tackles, smack in the middle of Roberto’s interview with the BBC. // 101GG

 

THIS ONE I ACTUALLY UNDERSTAND. GO FIGURE.
A few things about this video: 1. English in a Danish accent makes me giggle. and 2. Holy crap, Christian Eriksen. // Sportige

 

PHOTO: DOES EVERYONE HAVE THEIR BUS BUDDY?
Pique was responsible for doing the head count during Barca’s Copa Del Rey field trip to Osasuna. (REUTERS)

 

THE GRAPHICS WERE CRAP, BUT I BET YOU HAD MORE FUN.
Premier League predictions with FIFA ’95 and grammar lessons with Anthony Richardson. // The FCF

 

THE WORD ‘SURREAL’ HAS LOST ALL MEANING. OH, AND GERMAN ROSETTA STONE JOKE.
Here’s video of Schalke’s Raul listening to a CD of a song made in his honor by a fan. I’m going to go listen to some Latin music now, just to balance out the German. // Futbolita

 

TRY TO THINK OF THIS WHEN YOU’RE SUBJECTED TO HIS COMMENTARY.
A reassessment of Steve McManaman, the player. // When Saturday Comes

 

PHOTO: FORTUNE TELLER.
Is DC United pick Nick DeLeon signing that ball, or is he peering into to see whether his future is in Baltimore? (GETTY IMAGES)

 

STANDING IS THE DEVIL.
FIFA will not be having any of your plans for standing areas, people designing Zurich stadium. // Reuters

 

YOU CAN NEVER BE TOO CAREFUL.
I would like to nominate this anonymous Freiburg player for the “Smartest Player of the Year Award.” There’s no room for shame when it comes to checking on what players put in their bodies. Well done, sir. // Off the Post

 

THE SUPERDRAFT IS A CONSPIRACY OF EASY NARRATIVE!
Of all the things that foment snark in Richard Whittall (and there are several, which makes him no different than most of us), the MLS SuperDraft seems to be among his most productive. // The Footy Blog

 

PHOTO: I’VE GOT YOU NOW, MR. BOND.
Sevilla president Jose Maria del Nido either looks like a Bond villain or The Brain from Pinky and The Brain. (REUTERS)

 

A FLOCK OF SEAGULLS TRIBUTE, OR DID HIS FLOWBEE GET AWAY FROM HIM?
Monaco manager Marco Simone and his haircut need an intervention. // Kickette

 

WHO EXACTLY WERE THEY STOLEN FROM?
All drafts must have steals. It’s like a rule or something. Here are three. // Bleacher Report

 

WHY DIDN’T ANYONE TELL ME IT WAS FRIDAY THE THIRTEENTH? NOW I’M REGRETTING THE DECISION TO GET OUT OF BED.
This superstition is all Jaques de Molay’s fault you know. Actually, it’s more Philip IV of France’s fault. And don’t get me started on the terrible movies, with the bad guy named “Jason.” Argh. Never mind, it doesn’t matter – just remember that if you don’t follow KCKRS on Twitter and like us on Facebook, you’ll have bad luck all day. And Jason Voorhees will haunt your dreams or something.

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