On Tuesday, September 5, 2006Filed Under: Soccer
Marco Materazzi, the guy whose verbal jabs lead to Zidane melting down and headbutting him in the chest and leading to Zidane’s ejection, confirmed today that he insulted Zidane’s sister.
n Tuesday’s interview with the Gazzetta dello Sport, Materazzi disclosed that after he held his opponent’s shirt, Zidane said: “If you want, I’ll give you [...]
On Monday, July 31, 2006Filed Under: Soccer
It seems an English company is still upset at Cristiano Ronaldo for (indirectly) getting Wayne Rooney sent off in the World Cup match between Portugal and England. Check out this ad for a new action figure with “Unique Uppity-Downy” action. The ad references the wink that Ronaldo gave to the Portugese bench after Rooney was [...]
On Monday, July 17, 2006Filed Under: Cleveland Indians
In 1941: Pitchers Al Smith and Jim Bagby, Sr. of the Cleveland Indians combine to halt one of the greatest feats in sports history: Joe DiMaggio’s 56-game hitting streak. In front of 60,000 fans in Cleveland, third baseman Ken Keltner made two great plays to keep the Yankee Clipper off the score sheet. He would [...]
On Thursday, July 13, 2006Filed Under: Soccer
You know, a lot of press goes to the collaborative nature of the internet and Web 2.0 blah blah blah blah blah … but as far as we’re concerned, the real benefit is for threads like this on Something Awful. Internet geeks can be a clever clever bunch. Although some of them spend [...]
On Wednesday, July 12, 2006Filed Under: Soccer
Zidane won’t say what Materazzi said exactly but he did confirm that Materazzi insulted his sister and mother.
He said words that were very difficult to accept which he repeated many times – they were more difficult to accept that just gestures.
It was difficult to turn away as they happened so quickly.
They are very serious [...]
On Tuesday, July 11, 2006Filed Under: Soccer
According to a lip-reader, Materazzi said to Zidane, “We all know you are the son of a terrorist whore“. Zidane’s mother is very ill and was admitted to a hospital on Sunday.
A French Football Federation source said: “If you insult Zidane’s mother you are asking for trouble. Combine such words with a reference to [...]
On Monday, July 10, 2006Filed Under: Soccer
While the world (OK, the soccer world) is waiting to hear Zidane’s side of the story, there’s been speculation that Materazzi called Zidane, who is French-Algerian, a “dirty terrorist“. Zidane’s agent, Alain Migliaccio, said that once he calms down, Zidane would reveal what happened.
Materazzi denies calling him a terrorist: “I’m ignorant – I [...]
On Sunday, July 9, 2006Filed Under: Soccer
The World Cup Final was mostly a boring contest after the first half until Zinedine Zidane blew his top and headbutted Materazzi in the chest after the two exchanged some words. Zidane ruined his spectacular World Cup showing and perhaps career by getting sent off for a ridiculously stupid play.
Here’s the video [...]
On Thursday, July 6, 2006Filed Under: All Other Sports
A womens tennis post without Maria Sharapova just seems wrong somehow but #1 ranked Amelie Mauresmo got to her first Wimbledon final by outlasting Sharapova in three sets. On the other side of the bracket, Justin e Henin-Hardenne beat #2 ranked Kim Clijsters. HH has won 17 straight matches and a victory in the [...]
On Wednesday, July 5, 2006Filed Under: Soccer
Ladbrokes has set the Italians as a slight favorite to win the World Cup Finals at 8/11. The Italians haven’t given up a goal in a game for the entire World Cup except an own goal to the United States. However, after watching the old French team run through the tournament, is it really [...]