Saturday, July 28, 2012

Mr. Bean's 2012 Olympic Appearance -- Video

I have long been an admirer of British humor, and the ability to poke fun at themselves. The Queen showed that she too can have a bit of fun in her 'entrance' to the Olympic Stadium.

But what is British humor without Mr. Bean? Here he is in his scene-stealing four minutes in the 2012 London Olympic games.

Long Live Mr. Bean!

James Bond escorting the Queen to the London Olympics -- Video

James Bond escorting Her Royal Highness the Queen to the London Olympic Games Opening Ceremony.

Unbelievable. The commentator got it right, the Queen INDEED has a sense of humor!

Read the BBC's story here on how they pulled off the stunt, including the agony of trying to film it in London's weather:

Thursday, July 26, 2012

David Beckham surprises Team GB fans in a Photobooth

What would you do if you saw your football idol live in the flesh whilst you were having your photos taken in a photobooth?

Fans were posing inside a photobooth in Team Great Britain shirts and paraphernalia at Westfield Stratford City Mall, next to the Olympic Park, when a certain England, Manchester United and Real Madrid legend popped in and asked the fans if he can join them. How can they refuse him, seriously?!

This was certainly a masterstroke from athletic apparel maker Adidas. The reactions were priceless, to say the least. Have a look at the video:

The kid's reaction to seeing his idol says it all, doesn't it? I am quite sure Becks made his day as well as all the others lucky enough to have their photos taken with him.

Beckham, for all his tattoos, still exudes the 'good guy' factor. Filipino fans and media were equally lucky to have seen him here on December 2011 whilst his team, the LA Galaxy played the Azkals.

You think David Beckham is all PR? I don't think so. Friends from UNICEF vouch for his sincerity in talking  to kids, and this was without the spotlight of the media following him that day. After the Azkals match, Becks promised Phil Younghusband his signed #23 jersey in the post-game presscon. How would Becks give Phil his shirt, with the Galaxy bus all ready to leave and the bodyguards nervously looking at their watches?

Well, Becks left the presscon after he was done, only to make a surprise re-appearance with a signed jersey in tow. Truly a class act.

Some photos from the #takethestage Photobooth:

With lucky fans.

With the kid who cried his eyes out when he saw Becks.

David Beckham. The one and only.

Here's the Adidas version:

All photos courtesy of Adidas

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Yankee Stadium as a Football Venue

Last July 23, 2012 was a historic day for the new Yankee Stadium as it hosted a football, er soccer match for the first time in its relatively new history. The old Yankee Stadium hosted a football game 36 years ago.

Here's Yankee Stadium as it was being prepared for the football game.

Photo courtesy of the New York Yankees.

Another shot of Yankee Stadium during the game.

Photo from the New York Yankees

38,602 fans watched the game between Chelsea and Paris St. Germain, which resulted in a 1-1 draw. Here's the seating layout for the game. Which are the best seats? You can see that it is a baseball stadium alright.

Photo courtesy of Tickets Review.

Not exactly the most symmetrical of venues for a football match, but certainly one packed with history, baseball wise.

Saturday, July 14, 2012

My fave version of "Call Me Maybe" -- The Crystal Palace Cheerleaders Version

Where is Crystal Palace Football Club located?

Don't ask me. But their cheerleaders sure make me want to find out.

Maybe the UFL Philippines can emulate Crystal Palace. I can already think of at least ten guys who would be regular fixtures in the stadium!

Monday, July 9, 2012

Three Photos from Loyola Meralco Sparks vs Kanbawza FC [2012 Singapore Cup]

July 8, 2012 was yet another historic day for Philippine football as United Football League (UFL) side Loyola Meralco Sparks carved out a 2-2 draw against Myanmar side Kanbawza FC, en route to a 5-3 aggregate win in this year's Singapore Cup.

The Sparks will next play Singapore side Tampines Rovers in the semi-finals of the Singapore Cup. Good job boys!

Here are three pictures courtesy of photographer Brosi Gonzales.

Thanks also to Rick Olivares of Bleacher's Brew.

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Borussia Dortmund 2012/13 Jerseys -- Echte Liebe

Some posts don't need many words. This is one of them.

Presenting the Deutscher Meister's Home and Away jerseys for the new season, courtesy of Puma.

the new PUMA home Jersey

New boy Marco Reus looks good in yellow and black, doesn't he?

Echte Liebe indeed.