May 31, 2009

Oh man, his face!

So tennis was kind of fail today, with the Spanish "hotties" ( I don't consider Fernando Verdasco or Rafa Nadal hot, but it's kind of a general consensus that they are...) going out. But, out of every tragedy comes something great and out of this sad story came the below pic and in my opinion- it was well worth it. Just too good! The more I see it, the funnier it gets :D

May 29, 2009

An Angel Kitty!

A cat in China has grown wings! :O
According to
"A kitty in Chongqing, China, is getting some extra-special attention these days: The furry feline has developed wings! Though born looking completely normal, once the cat hit the age of 1, he began growing wing-shaped appendages on either side of his spine, the U.K.'s Daily Mail reports.

While some think the bony limbs may be a mutation of some kind — or even a Siamese twin growing inside the cat — others speculate it's a genetic change perhaps caused by chemicals ingested by the kitty's mother while she was pregnant."


Full Story here

May 28, 2009

Champions League, woohoo

I've started my externship so I guess posts will be slow coming, sorry for that. I do feel the need to post on the Champions League final though.


Now as a Madrid fan, I shouldn't be happy that they did, but I am. I don't think my happiness stems from them winning as much as it does from ManU being really outplayed, outdone, outclassed and defeated! Anyways, I'm glad an EPL team didn't win it again because that would have been horrible.

Also, this is muy importante because this means Bojan is now the youngest player to ever win Champions League. He can add that to his record of being the second youngest Champions League scorer as well. I need to marry him asap!

Yay Barca, they played well all season and they deserve their success...

May 21, 2009

Fabio Cannavaro says goodbye to Real Madrid

Smiling and charming as ever, but also sad for leaving Real Madrid, Fabio Cannavaro said goodbye to the media in his last press conference as a Madridista.

It's time to say goodbye.
Yes. I've thought much about it and I'm going back to Italy to play for Juventus. I've made many friends in Madrid, people with whom I've had great relationships. I'm leaving Real Madrid. The important things is that I've given my all these last three years and that's why I have no regrets about leaving.

Are you disappointed?
What I don't like is that people will mostly remember our last three games. It shouldn't be like that. Many strange things have happened this year that would have greatly affected any other team; there's been a change of coach, a new President, Van Nistelrooy, Diarra and De la red have been injured all season, Pepe has been suspended... Before the game against Barcelona, all people saw was a phenomenal team that was having its best-ever run in the second leg of La Liga.

You'll have a great chance to say goodbye to the fans on Sunday.
It's important to win the game; both the team and the fans deserve it. It's essential to have a good farewell at the Bernabeu so that we all have a nice feeling after the game. It will be special for me because it will be my last match at the Bernabeu.

Do you understand people being angry with you for signing for another team before the end of the season?
I've waited a long time. Juventus didn't make it public until two days ago. I've waited for the Club to make a move, but it hasn't, so I had to look out for my future. I didn't have my medical with Juventus until after the Clasico, when it was already impossible for us to win the title.

What are your fondest memories of the last three years?
I have many because we've won two league titles and one Spanish Super Cup. I was very excited about winning the Champions League when I signed, but I've had a lot of fun despite failing to win the Club's tenth European title. I've been to Cibeles twice and that makes me very happy.

Who will you miss the most?
Every team-mate. I've had a chance to play alongside the best: Iker, Diarra, Ruud, Sergio, Raul, Pepe... We fought together to the end. I will also miss the equipment managers, coaches and, of course, the press. You've always praised me when I've played well and thrashed me when I haven't. This is natural in football and I'm relaxed about leaving.

Which are your saddest and happiest memories?
The saddest was the defeat against Barcelona at the Bernabeu this year. We worked hard before then and it was, as we say in Italy, "like going to Rome and not seeing the Pope." The match in Liverpool was also a hard blow to all the squad. I think the happiest moments were having Barcelona receive us as victors last season, the Super Cup match against Valencia -which we won with just nine men-, the match against Mallorca that gave us our first league title... I have very fond memories of my three years at Real Madrid.

You arrived with the Ballon d'Or and the FIFA World Player awards in your pocket and you leave after a bad season.
No, no. This is typical in a footballer's life. Some years are better than others, but what counts is being a professional. I've had an exemplary behaviour throughout these three years and I've behaved like a professional. Things can't turn out well all the time.

What do Real Madrid need?
I think they need to take things slowly because many strange things have happened this year. The Club needs a clear path to follow as befits a great entity. It needs a President that lasts for more than four years; it's the only way to make solid plans for the future.

Would you like to score a goal in your farewell at the Bernabeu?
I haven't scored there in three years... Each player must know his place. It isn't important to say goodbye with a goal because I don't have to prove my worth in just one game. I must have done something well in three years.

Could Mourinho be a good coach for Real Madrid?
I think he is a great coach and Inter Milan have built a great team in recent years. We will have to work hard at Juventus to beat them because they are a great opponent. Mourinho has enough experience to coach a team like Real Madrid, but people are forgetting about Juande Ramos, who's had a great season and is also a fantastic coach.

What would you like to say to the fans?
Grazie mille. The fans have always been great to me. They were very forgiving the first year and I can only thank them for it.

How would you like them to bid you farewell on Sunday?
Winning the game is what's most important to me. The rest will come later. I shouldn't think about having a good or a bad farewell; the team is what's really important.

See you next year in the 2010 Champions League final.
I hope so. That would make me very happy.

May 19, 2009

A Few Sports Ramblings

So, the NBA draft lottery is tonight. Basically what it is a drawing to find out what teams get to pick first and the order. Of course this is super important though because it will more than likely determine what team that Ricky Rubio will go to. It's appearing that he will be the #2 pick behind Blake Griffin. Washington state is looking to be a realistic team for him which isn't horrible. I just hope he goes to one of the better teams and not some nonsense team like the Memphis Grizzlies or something.

So, it's been known for awhile that Cannavaro was going to be signing for Juve, but today, it was officially annouced on their site and the deal is done. It just hit me at exactly how sad I am that he is leaving Real Madrid, even though he is going to Juve and that isn't horrible, but I'll def miss him in the shirt of Lost Merengues!

May 18, 2009

Actual important football news!

So, Claudio Ranieri, professional moron, has officially been sacked as Juventus's head coach. This is so good. We haven't had a win in over 2 months, this is just too sad and it's about time he's let go. Obviously he wasn't fired soon enough and it's far to late to salvage our season, but it's okay because they brought in none other than Ciro Ferrara! Ciro Ferrara is legend and I can't really think of a better man for the job. He's played with the older players and he's coached the younger ones so he knows this team inside out. I believe he can do for Juve what Pep Guardiola has done for Barcelona. This might come back to haunt me, but after the horrible season that Juve have had and especially after the past few months, this is a step in the right direction for the club. This is the Juve board directors first step toward redemption and I welcome Ciro with open arms!

From the Juventus official site:
"From today, the first team will be handed over, and guided by Ciro Ferrara. Juventus would like to thank Claudio Ranieri for the work he has done in these two years.

We would like to wish new coach Ciro Ferrara well for immediate success."
Ciro then followed with a press conference:
"My intention is to see a different Juve. I know I have little time and that I must intervene but I can’t change a team completely in these two weeks. Hopefully by the end of the week I will be more precise with regards to details. Apart from the technical, tactical and physical aspect of the role I think I will have to work on other things. I think I will have to show the players the difficult time the club is going through. Sometimes little details are necessary to make big changes. I think the problem is not the scarce physical condition but that the players must find the right motivation for these two matches"

"It is clear that it is difficult to judge me technically since I have two weeks to work. I will try to work well and try to bring out the players’ capabilities even because I know them. Since I took on the managerial post I have put my footballer days behind me. I want to be judged on the work that I will do as coach from now on. I felt obliged to give my contribution and do not fear risking in this strange moment"
He ended the conference on this sentiment:
"At this moment we really need the supporters to reach a difficult objective that is the direct qualification to the Champions League and therefore we have to work together"
I'm ready to start believing again-

May 15, 2009

I need your genes

I haven't been particularly inspired to blog of late (obviously), but I feel I need to do a post dedicated entirely to the lovely Teddy Geiger. I basically think we need to get together and have kids because they would have the greatest hair ever and love diet coke! That's reason enough for me. Anyways, just a few pics that I've been staring at all day. I should stop because its' probably unhealthy for me and blah blah blah, whatever.

Guh, unfunfunfff!

May 11, 2009

Jugador De La Semana- Semana 35

So, there is not going to be a Jugador De La Semana this week because my team is a collective FAIL. I managed to get a whopping 17 puntos. Thank goodness I have a 200+ punto lead though or else this really could have affected me.

May 09, 2009

Whatever Works

So the trailer for the new Woody Allen movie, Whatever Works is out. There is one major problem with it though-


May 04, 2009

Happy 22 Birthday

Today was Cesc Fabregas' 22nd Birthday. I celebrated properly by eating a donut with him in mind.(Image courtesy of Callie)

May 03, 2009

San Iker is pissed

So, I don't have much to say on El Clasico, but I'm really disappointed in a few of the players and we can get rid of them now. Callie captioned this pic and it pretty much sums up my feelings on the whole thing-Never has so much fail been captured in one pic. Gago, Heinze and Metze- I'm so over you three, go away.