QWK KCKS: Two Dogs, One Ball

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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: EXCUSE ME, BUT THERE’S A BALL IN YOUR MOUTH.
I’m not really sure what this creature is, but the African Cup of Nations continues to be brilliant in the stands. (GETTY IMAGES)

 

TOP OF THE TABLE AND PUT UPON.
Jose Mourinho just had his toughest week ever, if you believe the Spanish press. One writer does not. // The Footy Blog

 

OBVIOUSLY PHOTOSHOPPED PHOTOS ARE HILARIOUS, OBVIOUSLY.
Liverpool went the photoshop route with these images for their casual line of team gear. OH MY GOD IT’S A GIGANTIC LUIS SUAREZ COMING TO EAT OUR HEADS. // ONTD_Football

 

EVERYONE WANTS TO BE KBP. EVEN WITH THE TATS.
Kevin-Prince Boateng got injured. Yeah, it could be because he’s a professional footballer, but it could also be because he’s taking care of business too much in the bedroom. According to his WAG, anyway (and she would know). // Off the Post

 

PHOTO: JESUS ROOTS FOR MY TEAM.
These are baby Jesus dolls wearing Mexican club jerseys on sale during Candelaria Day in Mexico. Yup, you read that right. (REUTERS)

 

HE SAYS IT SO YOU DON’T HAVE TO.
Plenderleith on Piers Morgan fills up my joy meter. // When Saturday Comes

 

WE NEED A SECOND TEAM IN NEW YORK JUST FOR THESE GUYS. AND A SECOND IN LA. WAIT A SECOND…
Alessandro Del Piero snubbed Montreal, would rather play in New York or LA if he comes to the States. Also, my conclusion is that Chivas USA is not a thing. // Goaldotcom

 

ERIC ABIDAL SURVIVED CANCER AND IS A BETTER PERSON THAN YOU. DEAL.
Eric Abidal inspires sick youngster, then gives the boy a Rolex. // Yahoo! Sports

 

PHOTO: I HOPE HE DOESN’T GET DROOLED ON.
This is new Lille signing Nolan Roux standing under a giant dog statue. (GETTY IMAGES)

 

AH. I WONDERED WHEN THESE WERE SCHEDULED.
“Cuba team” and “defections” go together like “Balotelli” and “shenanigans.” // Vancouver Sun

 

HOPE AND UPSETS.
There’s a place in Karachi where football is not only more popular than cricket, it’s saving youth from the lure of criminality by providing a dream. // Reuters

 

I JUST KNOW ONE WHEN I SEE HIM.
Evaluating goalkeepers is not straight-forward, which makes it difficult. Right? // Bleacher Report

 

THE HEADLINE IS NOT THE ALLUSION YOU THINK IT IS. OKAY, I LIED.
You try coming up with a decent headline for this roundup everyday. It’s harder than it looks. Not that I’m complaining. I mean, I get to post photos of guys wearing animal costumes in the stands with balls in their mouths and call it a “public service” only somewhat ironically. Score. Follow. Like. Rock your kicks and prosper.

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