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Today In Pitch-Crashers: A Fan Ran Onto The Field, Kissed Lionel Messi On The Forehead And Ruffled His Hair

Argentina and Sweden played an international friendly today with the South Americans coming out on top 3-2, but not before another fan sought out Lionel Messi on the pitch. This guy was particularly friendly and adoring, planting a kiss on his forehead, ruffling his hair and surrendering to security without incident. Messi took the whole thing in stride, probably because he’s a grizzled field-rusher veteran these days, though he did take a moment to re-style his hairdo. Priorities in a close match, obviously.


Lionel Messi Managed To Overshadow Euro 2012 By Scoring This Goal

In non-Euro 2012 news, Argentina played Brazil in a friendly today. Lionel Messi wasn’t going to let the so-called “group of death” capivate the eyes of the world, so he put on a show, racking up three goals in a 4-3 Argentinian victory. Here’s the third and final goal, in which he dribbled half the field and put the ball in the top corner. Oh, and by the way, it was in the 84th minute and the game-winner.


“¡Mira, Mama! ¡Sin Manos!” Uruguayan Keeper stops Two Shots In Three Seconds Using His Foot And His Face

Urugayan goalkeeper Fernando Muslera produced two saves in less than three seconds Saturday night in an attempt to keep his national team alive in the 2011 Copa America tournament against Argentina.


Watch The World’s Best Soccer Player Get Booed By His Own Countrymen

Lionel Messi was error-prone in Argentina’s 0-0 draw with Colombia in the Copa America.

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Why Do People Always Fight During Soccer “Friendlies?”

There’s probably a reason that Americans use the term “exhibition game” to describe what soccer-loving countries call “friendly” matches—because they aren’t always very friendly.

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Diego Maradona Will Go, But Not Without Saying Crazy Things First

If you thought the Ron Artest of the 2010 World Cup was going to quietly leave his job, then clearly you haven’t seen him hump his players.

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Psychic German Octopus Receives Death Threats After World Cup Loss

I can’t write a better lede than this Telegraph story did while covering the news, so I turn it over to them: “Paul the psychic octopus is one of the unlikely stars of World Cup 2010 but his ability to correctly forecast the outcome of Germany’s matches threatens to land him in hot water.”

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Someone Else Is Happy About Argentina’s Demise: Brazil

While the Germans outplayed the Argentines for much of yesterday’s game, it took until halfway through the second until they exploded for three more goals and the 4-0 victory. By the time Miroslav Klose put his second goal of the afternoon into the back of the net, you almost started feeling bad for Diego Maradona and his Argentine squad. That is, unless you’re Brazilian

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German Soccer Player Initiates Slightly Racist, Very German Trash-Talking Against Argentina

After first taking some swipes at the British, saying that the Argentinians are “definitely bigger opponents than England,” Lahm went on to make his blanket statements about South Americans.

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Germans Bury Three Goals in Last 20 Minutes, Advance To Semis (Video)

After Klose’s goal, the ESPN commentators told us that, “[it] could be the lid on the coffin, but not the nail quite yet.” Well, the first ever international goal by Arne Friedrich just seven minutes later likely hammered the Germans through to the semifinal round as they extended the lead to 3-0.

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