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PHOTO: LOOKS COOL, BUT NOT THAT MUCH FUN TO PLAY IN.
It rained a bit in Bata for the Africa Cup of Nations. A small amount. Nothing to worry about, really. Nothing a few brushes couldn’t fix, anyway.
NEW RESPECT FOR NZALANG NACIONAL.
Unfancied co-host Equatorial Guinea surprised in the rain against Senegal. Jonathan Wilson was there, kinda. // The Guardian
EVEN BECKHAM’S KIDS ARE MORE FAMOUS THAN EVERYONE ELSE.
First, what’s an “E-Score”, and second, I for one welcome our Beckhamite celebrity overlords. // Business Week
CRAP FLOWS DOWNHILL IS THE LESSON I JUST MADE UP.
Arsenal’s transfer policy in a flowchart. I’m not sure why it takes so many boxes to express the idea of “crap”, but here you go. // The FCF
PHOTO: JOSE HAS LOST THE SARTORIAL BATTLE.
Remember when Jose was dapper on the sideline, and could go toe-to-toe with Pep in that regard? Yeah, about that… (REUTERS)
NOT LIKE ABRAMOVICH? OKAY. BETTER HOPE HE’S NOT LIKE CHAGAEV EITHER.
Reading has a Russian investor. Sir John Madejski is already tempering expectations of a Chelsea-like spending spree. // Get Reading
WHEN CHALLENGED, THE CANADIAN SIMPLY SAID ‘EH?’.
From Chiapas to points north, any soccer match involving Mexico is probably going to have a pro-Mexico crowd. Even in Canada. When the Canadian Women’s National Team plays Mexico in a crucial Olympic qualifier. // The Fourth-Place Medal
HAVE A LOOK AT THESE BALLS.
A graphic with one hundred balls from crests of various clubs and national associations. // OnGoalsScored
PHOTO: THESE GENTLEMAN ARE DISPLAYING THEIR SUPPORT FOR THEIR SIDE.
Senegal fans at the Africa Cup of Nations. (REUTERS)
Learn all about the tiny club in Israel – who have an American on their roster – that is shockingly top of the table. // The New York Times
WHEN A DRAW IS A VICTORY AND A LOSS.
So Madrid is out of the of the Copa del Rey at the hands of Barcalona, but Mourinho’s side scored a moral victory maybe perhaps they really hope. // Bleacher Report
IF YOU ADD THE AVERAGE MLS PLAYER’S E-SCORE TO THE E-SCORE OF THE KCKRS STAFF, YOU COME UP WITH AN E-SCORE EQUIVALENT TO THAT OF A RESERVE KEEPER IN LEAGUE ONE. CELEBRITY.
Follow the things we post to Twitter and like the things we post to Facebook and comment on them both because we’re needy and want the affirmation. Let’s get the E-score up or something.