If you didn’t dig last night’s daddy-daughter basketball moment, first of all, you’re a soulless butthole. Second, we got your back. If you’re not into basketball, our WOPR-8BIT says you’re into football. And not football, as in American handegg, but football as in soccer.
Let’s set the scene for you:
So, in the United States, if your team is bad, nothing happens. You continue to make a ton of money and get shoe deals. In European soccer leagues, if your team is bad, you risk relegation. Relegation basically knocks you back to the B-league. You lose TV time, and you don’t compete in the bigs until you get the chance to fight your way back in the next season. In the Dutch league, (which just so happens to be the subject of the video you’ll eventually get to watch), a team called De Graafschap was relegated last week. One of the team’s players, Rogier Meijer sat on the pitch (that’s soccer for “field”, yo) when his daughter, Saar, ran up wearing a jersey with his number on it, patted him on the back and (probably) gave him some words of encouragement.
Well, not quite. Los Angeles beach goers were igniting picket signs from bonfires on the beach Thursday (actually just on the internet, because anonymity is TOTALLY awesome) after news hit that L.A. County had reportedly approved a $1,000 fine for throwing footballs and frisbees on beaches. This brought about concerns from parents where their kids playing on the beach and digging holes deeper than 18 inches could cost them a Benjamin or ten.
Turns out KCBS/KCAL had initially incorrectly reported on the story followed by even more media outlets world-wide, hitting as far as London, in this rampant game of ‘telephone’, alternatively called Chinese whispers – whose name sounds pretty racist.
We recently mentioned that Chelsea player John Obi Mikel’s father had been kidnapped, and up until the last 48 hours, no demands for ransom money had been mentioned.
While most soccer players are looking forward to a long productive season, Chelsea midfielder John Obi Mikel worries about his father’s safe return.
Michael Obi was last heard from …