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I missed Halloween for Soccer! Can you tell I love the game?

In Weird Stuff on November 8, 2008 at 7:04 pm
One of the guys on the other team was really weird...

One of the guys on the other team was really weird...

While the rest of my friends were preparing for a night of Trick or Treat – I was on the road to Chattanooga to play in the State Tournament.

Bad News: We lost.

Good News: I got to do a bunch of cool things in Chattanooga. I went to the Aquarium, saw an iMax movie, rode in a horse-drawn carriage, went up the Incline Railway, visited Rock City and ate at Sticky Fingers and Aretha Frankenstein’s.


I’ve GOT to do this someday!

In Soccer Videos, Weird Stuff on September 20, 2008 at 9:58 pm

I’m a sneaky player – but not as sneaky as the player you’re about to see.

Since seeing this video, I’ve been looking for an opportunity to pull this one on a goalie!

Remind Me to Never Play Soccer in Japan

In Soccer Videos, Weird Stuff on August 20, 2008 at 9:09 pm

I’ve played soccer when it was 104 degrees outside.

I’ve played soccer in a rain storm.

I’ve even played soccer while it was sleeting.

But I’ve never played with a tornado on the field…

Funny Street Soccer Pranks

In Soccer Videos, Weird Stuff on April 20, 2008 at 8:00 pm

This is a funny video of a guy in France who kicks soccer balls into some funny places. I wouldn’t try this – unless you have a lot of spare soccer balls and you can run faster than almost everyone you know!

WARNING:Turn your volume down before you view the video. The song that plays in the background will drive you crazy.

Cool New Soccer Ball Knows Where it’s Been

In Weird Stuff on October 8, 2007 at 7:29 pm

This is a very cool new soccer ball that’s loaded up with sensors, and when it passes across the goal line, a signal is sent to a special watch that the referee is wearing letting him know that there really was a goal. There have been a few times when I wish my team had this ball. Usually, the refs are pretty good – but, sometimes, you get one who could use some glasses.

Can Your Elephant Do This?

In Soccer Videos, Weird Stuff on September 8, 2007 at 2:01 pm

Sumo Soccer Match!

In Soccer Videos, Weird Stuff on September 8, 2007 at 1:35 pm

A funny Pepsi commercial where Beckham and his buddies take on Sumo wrestlers.

Warning: This Will Make You Laugh

In Soccer Videos, Weird Stuff on September 6, 2007 at 7:37 pm

Mom, Do You Have 80 Spare Quarters in Your Purse?

In Weird Stuff on September 3, 2007 at 3:17 pm



Nike has set up a “Joga Bonito”(beautiful game) branded soccer-ball vending machine in front of the Pier 40 recreation facilities, part of Hudson River Park, in New York City. Pier 40 has a bunch of soccer fields where local amateur leagues and schools play matches. For 20 bucks (that would be 80 quarters) you can buy a special, limited-edition Nike-branded soccer ball from the machine. The money goes to purchasing new soccer nets at Pier 40. The vending machine has a photograph of Brazilian soccer star Ronaldinho on the side.

We could use one of these things over at the WCSA field…

Another Tough Field to Play on…

In Weird Stuff on September 3, 2007 at 9:06 am


Tell Me What You Think Happened…and Make it Funny. :-)

In Weird Stuff on August 25, 2007 at 9:00 am


I ran upon this awesome photograph on the Internet. I have no idea what happened, but I did start coming up with some funny stories in my head. Tell me what you think happened.

How About a Little Shade While You Play…

In Weird Stuff on August 25, 2007 at 3:00 am


This is an actual soccer field in a remote village in Africa.

One Goal You Better Not Miss!

In Weird Stuff on August 24, 2007 at 7:08 am