"This is really important to be here," Lewan said. "I'm here to give back and help out my teammate."
Seriously, you can't make this stuff up.
FIFA spent $26M to make a movie about itself -- really, about Sepp Blatter and his cronies -- to tell us what wonderful things they have done for soccer and our planet.
And its total take in U.S. theatres: $918. Makes it the worst-performing actual movie in US history. No, I didn't forget to type a 'K" after 918. That's $918, not $918,000, and certainly not $918,000,000. It's $918. Total.
Love the tidbits in this story:
-- Original title, "Men of Legend." !!!! Seriously??? That's what they think of themselves?
-- There was actually a musical about vampires. Why didn't I know that?
-- Given the take at the box office in Russia, it appears this was one of the better movies available to see there this weekend. I guess Avengers 2 didn't translate well, or something. (I took Russian for a year and a half as an undergrad at UM -- Professor Eagle, anyone? -- and I believe the correct translation of "Ultron" in Russian is "Putin," so, that could be an issue.)
The bushes and clouds in Super Mario Brothers are the same features, they just vary in color.
Also, there are more fake flamingos in the world than real ones, so we are dealing with that too.
Press on fellas.
So rivals Seattle and Portland played in some tournament.
Seattle had a dude dismissed with a second yellow. Then another guy was shown a straight red for an elbow.
This Dempsey did this (see embed below):
Seattle finished the game with 7 men (a couple injuries and all subs used).
This change could never have occurred under Harbaugh, so I'm sure Alex Boone is smiling. Interesting how rather than trying to improve young player attention span, or heavens, demand full attention for the huge dollars they pay, the 49'ers assume they can't handle meetings longer than 30 minutes. This is actually kind of an insult rather than accomodation.
On the other hand, I wish my work meetings had 30 minute limits so maybe this is ahead of the curve...
Episode 10 is here. The Lannisters are on the ropes. Arya might be able to cross out a name on her Kill Bill list. The Mother of dragons is now a dragon rider. Jon Snow has his hands full with the crows and wildlings. Stannis is officially persona non grata. Enjoy!
KILL THE MASTERS!
CARY, N.C. – The Men’s Eagles Sevens scored 10 tries in their 64-0 shutout of Cayman Islands in the 2015 NACRA Sevens Championships Cup Semifinal Sunday.
Mike Friday’s charges will face Canada in the Cup Final at 5:34 p.m. ET with a place at the Rio 2016 Olympic Summer Games on the line. The final match of the day at WakeMed Soccer Park will be broadcast on USA Rugby TV.
Video link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lTMcFcOHo4w
Slated to start at 5:34 pm but the US women are still playing the women's final vs Mexico (up 45-0 at the half). The men's match will start shortly after the women finish.
Apparently the loser of the men's final can still qualify for the Olympics by winning a 16 nation tounrnament later in the year.