Grease along the Champions League touchline

A while back, I wrote a post comparing Diego Simeone to Leo “Craterface” Balmudo aka the Bad Guy from Grease. Well, today the Bad Guy from Grease takes on Danny Zuko lookalike Antonio Conte as Atlético face Chelsea in the Champions League group stage. Conte/Travolta vs. Simeone/Craterface UPDATE: Conte looks like Travolta, Simeone looks like the bad… Continue reading Grease along the Champions League touchline

Stop the bespoke epidemic in soccer writing

Remember that catchy 2008 Estelle and Kanye West jam ‘American Boy?’ Kanye’s lyric: “Before he speak his suit bespoke” was the first time I had encountered that cool new word. Bespoke. Nice. I heard the song on the radio, remembered the lyric, hopped on my computer a few hours later, searched the web for the definition and learned… Continue reading Stop the bespoke epidemic in soccer writing

In Poland, vandals mix White Pride with Club Pride

Good logos are simple and immediately familiar. Easy to replicate, even by drunk guys with spray paint. A beautiful example: The Legia Warszawa logo. A sans-serif capital L inside a circle. See – Easy to scrawl when you’re in a hurry but want everyone to know what team you root for. When I was in… Continue reading In Poland, vandals mix White Pride with Club Pride