I literally had to flip a coin to decide which picture would end up as the headlining selection for this week’s post. It was a dead heat between the eventual winner entitled José Rides Forward and Beckham Budweiser Ballin’. Each is awesome in their own right for various reasons. But I’m glad Mourinho won out though: just look how intensely he’s riding José Callejón, like an overdressed Portuguese jockey in the Kentucky Derby. The ride also must have proven inspirational for Callejón, as he bagged a brace in the very next game out for the Spaniards.
Picture of the week honors? Fate chose wisely.
Are Spain slipping, or is del Bosque losing the plot? – zonalmarking.net
Dear family members: here’s what I want for Christmas. – soccerbible.com
Marketing gone bad… so bad it could literally hurt. – football-shirts.co.uk
So what if it’s Nike’s old commercial in reverse. Brilliant. – grantland.com
(…props to my boy Marc for digging this out)
Marouane Fellaini: The Human Chia Pet. – FHM.com
Anybody else feel like booking a trip to Buenos Aires? – hotelbocajuniors.com
The tactics behind this week’s super entertaining Barça-Milan match. – zonalmarking.net