When Landon Donovan kicked that penalty shot in the World Cup match against Ghana on Saturday to tie up the game, I have a feeling most women in the U.S. would have swooned and dropped trough for him immediately. (Sigh, if only Ghana hadn’t scored again and won the game.) Besides being an awesome soccer player, Donovan is pretty darn good-looking. Does he remind anyone else of Jack on “Dawson’s Creek“? Anyhoo, apparently, Donovan didn’t have any problems finding paramours when he was separated from wife Bianca Kajlich and playing in the U.K. last winter. And rumor has it that a woman has told a British tabloid she is pregnant with Donovan’s baby.
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I am by no means a sports fan. In fact, if I’m being honest, it took me eight full days to bother turning on ESPN to tune into the World Cup — this despite New York City’s peculiar, nearly European-scale football/soccer mania which has surrounded me for over a week and permeated my consciousness.
I’ve seen soccer matches before. I’ve attended them before. And I enjoy them, sure. My command of its rules and strategies is shaky at best, even though I played soccer as a kid. I recall seeing a match in Seville, Spain, and remember that after marveling over the physical beauty of the swarthy, sweaty, sexy footballers and getting momentarily swept up in the intense emotions of the fans, I got totally bored. No one ever scored, and the players seemed more interested in feigning injury and pantomiming intense pain to earn penalty kicks than in scoring hard-earned goals. And after hours of back and forth, the teams TIED. No one came out a winner.
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If you were watching the World Cup this weekend, then you definitely saw your fair share of “header face.” I know it sounds oh-so-dirty, but really it’s just what happens to one’s face when a soccer ball makes contact with one’s head. I mean, how can you not a have a ridiculous expression under such circumstances? Like this guy. He looks so stupid that even his competitor can’t stop laughing. After the jump, some pics of really hilarious “header face.” [BuzzFeed] Keep reading »
Starting June 9, the World Cup soccer matches will dominate TV for the next month and it looks like their ad folks have a solid idea of their target audience.
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With the 19th World Cup tournament quickly approaching, soccer fans have South Africa and their favorite “football” teams on their mind. While a lucky few will travel down to see the monumental occasion in person, others will have to rely on daydreams to satisfy their cravings. So, Havaianas decided to embrace this huge sports moment with a 17-piece collection of limited-edition 2010 World Cup-inspired flip-flops. The flip-flops are available for sale on the Havaianas website for only $24. If you’re depressed that plane tickets and admission to the sporting event are out of your budget, here’s a cheap and easy way to show your support. They’d also make a great present for your soccer-loving boyfriend. [Brash] Keep reading »
The FIFA World Cup is coming up and someone had a brilliant advertising idea to get people watching: hot women. Totally original, we know. But how else do you explain a mini dress-clad Gisele Bundchen
repping the games? Yeah, she’s Brazilian and probably actually likes soccer, but clearly the real hope is that, when love of the sport itself fails, love of Gisele’s legs might save the day. [Modelinia
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Soccer fans will know that the FIFA World Cup touches down in Africa in a mere two and a half months, bringing with it an army of hot, athletic men. And while sports and makeup don’t usually come together terribly well — we’ve all seen the girl who wears full makeup to the gym — on this glorious occasion, they do. EDUN and Sephora have teamed up to create two limited-edition makeup palettes in honor of South Africa, the tourney’s lovely host. The lighter palette seems pretty easy to work into your makeup routine, and the crazier colors can be used sparingly or, as Style.com points out, as face paint for truly hardcore soccer fans. Pop by Sephora for a piece of the glory this May. [Style.com] Keep reading »