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Nike Soccer Unveils 2017/18 Third Kits for FC Barcelona, Inter Milan, AS Roma, Chelsea, Tottenham

posted by Oscar September 12, 2017

The UEFA Champions League is back!! While a lot of us may take advantage of these dates to start queuing up the iconic theme song (UPDATE), Nike instead has opted for unleashing some new kits for some of the teams in the competition they suit up.

Spain’s FC Barcelona, Italy’s Inter Milan and AS Roma, and Chelsea and Tottenham from the UK, all have new kits announced this week. All the teams listed will be sporting camo designs on their latest jerseys.

Some of the colors have some interesting names and titles. Chelsea’s dark grey shirt has “modern electric blue” features and Spurs will be wearing a dark purple kit “rich yellow” highlights. The cool names for the new colors go to Italian squads, with Inter rocking a thunder blue third kit and AS Roma’s new jersey will be turning heads thanks to their dark velvet brown tone. The big stand-out? That goes to Barça, which is biting Roma’s signature maroon & orange colors for some odd and inexplicable reason… I mean, it looks cool, but still.

Check out images of the new kits below. Continue Reading

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U.S. Soccer Unveils USMNT 2017 Nike Gold Cup Kit

posted by Oscar July 1, 2017

U.S. Soccer and Nike have unveiled the Men’s National Team’s new kit, to be worn at the forthcoming 2017 Gold Cup tournament that crowns the best of North America. On the new kit you’ll find “One Nation” is detailed on the left shirt sleeve, and “One Team” on the right. A graphic reading “We Can,” “We Will,” “We Are,” is knitted visibly on the back of the shirt, just inside the collar.

The new kit was unveiled during the Men’s National Team’s Gold Cup warm-up match against Ghana, with the squad unleashing their new look as they were getting ready to sing the Star Spangled Banner.

The Gold Cup kit is now available for purchase at ussoccerstore.com. See the photo gallery below. Continue Reading

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Drafting the Top 5 Ball Playing Rappers into the NBA

posted by Alejandro Hernandez June 22, 2017

Tonight was the NBA draft, which might be the most exciting day in the NBA off-season. It’s the night that essentially sets the tone for the upcoming year, with all types of franchise altering decisions happening, from once-in-a-generation talent being picked, to major trades that can completely make or break your team’s upcoming season (see: The Chicago Bulls).

Tonight was a showcase of a fairly talented draft class, with the top 5 pick being Markelle Fultz, Lonzo Ball, Jayson Tatum, Josh Jackson and De’Aaron Fox. It got me thinking though. What would happen if we were drafting rappers instead of college athletes?

Hip-hop and basketball go almost hand in hand, from Kurtis Blow’s iconic ode to the game and Lil Bow Wow’s early 2000s interpolation, to popular hip-hop songs often serving as the soundtrack to the NBA season, with ‘Magnolia’ and ‘DNA.’ being the main songs used during this year’s NBA Finals promos, so it makes sense that many rappers partake in the game itself.

Many of today’s most popular rappers play during their free time, but who would be the ones dressed up for draft night had they decided to pursue basketball instead of music? This list attempts to answer that question. So without any further ado, here are your top 5 NBA draft picks if we were picking rappers:

1. Romeo

The consensus number 1, Romeo actually played D-I basketball at the University of South California where he was teammates with close friend and NBA All-Star DeMar Derozan, which automatically makes him the most overqualified prospect in this hypothetical draft. Romeo is also a regular at the Celebrity All-star game and he’s clearly sits in the top tier of celebrity players. Also, the fact that his father is rap legend and former NBA pro (for like 3 preseason games) Master P, the two would easily rival Lonzo and Lavar Ball has the most iconic father-son duo in today’s NBA.

 

2. 2 Chainz

Below is the only known footage of 2 Chainz playing in an organized game (numbered 21), and it shows him smacking a three and dunking like his name is Kevin Durant. The artist formerly known as Tity Boi was good enough to play basketball at a D-I school, albeit a smaller program in Alabama State University, but he left after his freshman year (like a true NBA prospect). He’s also 39, which is pretty old in basketball years, but despite his age, there’s plenty of evidence to suggest he has gas in the tank. From beating fellow Atlanta legend and Hall of Famer Dominique Wilkins in a game of ‘HORSE’ to babying former Defensive Player of the Year and NBA Champion Kevin Garnett in the post, it’s as clear as day that the College Park native can still ball.

 

3. Cam’ron

Killa Cam wasn’t just wrecking dudes in the rap game, but he was really outchea breaking ankles on the court too. The basketball career of Cameron Giles was short-lived, but it sure was accomplished. During his high school career, Cam’ron established himself as one of the best players in New York, and while teamed up with fellow rap legend, Ma$e, he actually led his high school squad to the Public Schools Athletic Class A championship. He was even tasked with shooting the final game-winning shot, but unfortunately, he just didn’t have that shooter’s touch. However, he not only beat Stephon Marbury’s squad to get to the title game, but according to the Diplomat rapper himself, he dominated the former NBA pro/Chinese basketball league legend, which is actually a really dope/wild thing to have on your resume. (Skip to 1:55 for highlights)

4. J. Cole

The Fayetteville rapper’s love of basketball is well documented. With each of his first three mixtape covers featuring an overt basketball theme and North Carolina Tar Heel games being one of the few public events he’s willing to go out of hiding for, it’s clear that the sport is more than a game to Cole. His basketball career is that of an underdog though. He got cut twice by his high school team, but like a true Rudy Ruettiger, he came back again and eventually made the team in his senior year, showing his commitment to the grind of refining one’s skills. He also played in the 2012 Celebrity All-Star game where he displayed his athleticism by dunking on national television, which is possibly the second most impressive accomplishment anyone on this list has (nothing will ever beat the image of Cam’ron breaking Stephon Marbury’s ankles).

5. Quavo

God bless and protect Quavious Keyate Marshall, for there is nothing he cannot do well. Not only is the Migos rapper one of the hottest names in all of hip-hop, but he might be the best athlete. Unlike the other names on this list, there is no known evidence of Quavo playing in any organized league, which is the reason he’s not number 1, but recent videos floating around the internet show that he is no stranger to the game by any means. He’s essentially the equivalent to that raw European player that no one in America knows about, but there’s hella highlight reels of him outmatching the hell of his competition (see: Kristaps Porzingis). Earlier this year, the hook god was seen outlasting fellow Migos member Offset, Indiana Pacers big man Myles Turner, and Chance The Rapper in a game of knockout, he embarrassed Tory Lanez in one-on-one, he’s showed off his handles in a team pickup game, and now just this past week, he was seen balling up with Arizona prospect and son of Shaquille O’Neal, Shareef O’Neal. He might be the biggest risk since he does not necessarily have the same experience as everyone on this list, but I think it’s safe to say he has the most upside in this draft class.

 

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Real Madrid and adidas Reveal New 2017/18 Kits

posted by Oscar June 14, 2017

The biggest team in the world today, Real Madrid have unveiled their new kits for the forthcoming 2017/18 season. The club’s latest jerseys were inspired by the club’s loyal fans – the Madridistas – and the city of Madrid.

The current title-holders of the most recent editions of the Spanish La Liga and the Champions League, Real Madrid are set to defend their crowns in the new kits. The Home jersey, in its iconic white, features the introduction of sky blue stripes and branding that was inspired by the Madrid sky to represent the connection between the club and the city. A memorial stamp at the bottom of the jersey commemorates the club’s 115-year anniversary.

The new away jersey draws inspiration from previous black Madrid kits worn by the club in some of its most successful moments. The jersey continues the theme of the home kit with a new trim color – this time with turquoise green stripes. The Real Madrid logo is re-imagined in turquoise green with a neon effect to stand out against the black.

Get the new 2017/18 Home & Away kits here: goo.gl/2bs6nW

See a gallery of the new jerseys below. Continue Reading

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Cristiano Ronaldo Covers FIFA 18

posted by Oscar June 5, 2017

It finally happened: Cristiano Ronaldo is the cover star of EA Sports’ FIFA! FIFA 18 is fueled by Cristiano Ronaldo, the best player in the world (@ me, bruh), who continues to add to the best year of his career. The all-time top scorer of Real Madrid C.F. and winner of the Best FIFA Men’s Player Award, CR7 stars in the forthcoming game trailer above, which shows off the latest gameplay, set to the tune of Avelino’s “Energy” feat. Stormzy and Skepta.

The next FIFA video game will be available September 29, 2017 on Xbox One, Playstation 4, and PC.

Pre-Order the Ronaldo Edition and get 3 Days Early Access: http://smarturl.it/qoctk5

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Adidas Reveals Manchester United Away Kit For 2017/18 Season

posted by Oscar May 10, 2017

Adidas Soccer has unveiled the new Away kit Manchester United will be wearing for the forthcoming 2017/18 season. The design was inspired by one of the club’s most iconic kits, using the memorable graphic pattern from the 1990-92  away jersey, reimagined on a black backdrop with white hues.

Starting today, the kit is available exclusively through adidas.com​​ and official club stores, and will be worn on-field for the first time during Manchester United’s pre-season tour.

See below for a gallery featuring Man United stars like Paul Pogba, Jesse Lingard, and Ander Herrera sporting the new look. Continue Reading

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Best MLB Walk Up Rap Songs 2017 – American League Edition

posted by Luis Hernandez May 9, 2017

One of the most important aspects of an MLB player is not his batting average or his home run numbers, its his walk-up song to the plate. Choose the wrong song and you’re seen as an automatic out, pick the right one and the pitcher will think that you can hit it out of the park at anytime. In honor of this, here are the top walk-up rap songs from American League Players in 2017 (National League Edition coming soon):

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Adidas Announces the Limited Edition Return of the Beckham Predator Mania Boots

posted by Oscar May 2, 2017

Adidas Soccer has announced the limited edition champagne pack, which will see the return of the classic colorway famously worn by David Beckham.

The champagne pack pays homage to the iconic cream and red colorway made famous by one of soccer’s most esteemed boots, the Predator Mania. For this re-release, adidas has once more called up David Beckham to promote the “new” boots.

The adidas champagne pack will be available tomorrow in the U.S. on adidas.com and at select retailers nationwide. Check out more images below.

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Nike Honor Francesco Totti’s 25-Year Career with Limited Edition Tiempo Totti X Roma Boots

posted by Oscar April 26, 2017

The legendary career of AS Roma’s captain and icon, Francesco Totti is looking like it’s coming to a close after 25 years filled with big goals, historic triumphs, and a wealth of trophies and awards.

To honor Il Gladiatore, Nike has unveiled the limited edition Tiempo Totti X Roma boots, which will have a release of 2,500 individually numbered pairs — 100 for each of his 25 professional seasons, ALL spent at the same club.

Speaking in press release, player also known as Il Capitano said: “When I thought about a boot that could reflect the 25 years of my career, I immediately thought of gold. This boot had to encapsulate all my values — my family, AS Roma and the city of Rome. Nike understood straightaway how to create these boots.”

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Adidas and MLS Unveil Club Jerseys Made from Parley Ocean Plastic

posted by Oscar April 19, 2017

Major League Soccer (MLS) and Parley For The Oceans have come together to raise awareness around the harmful impact of marine plastic pollution with the unveiling of four adidas MLS Parley club jerseys.

The forthcoming April 23rd match-ups of New York City FC vs. Orlando City SC and LA Galaxy vs. Seattle Sounders FC will see each club involved sporting kits made from technical yarns containing Parley Ocean Plastic™.

Teams like Bayern Munich and Real Madrid both previously wore Parley jerseys. According to the press release: “The new MLS white and grey jerseys feature alternative colorway details and are crafted from Parley Ocean Plastic™ upcycled from marine plastic intercepted by Parley clean-up operations in coastal areas of the Maldives.”

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Video: Eddie Vedder Sings Jingle in Chicago Cubs Commercial

posted by Oscar April 2, 2017

Lifelong superfan Eddie Vedder appears in a new commercial for the Chicago Cubs. In the clip, the lead singer of Pearl Jam gets recruited by Cubs players Kris Bryant and Anthony Rizzo to craft the jingle for their fictional Bryzzo Souvenir Company. The jingle actually rocks, so it’s safe to say that Bryzzo did become a thing, Vedder’s jam would surely help the likes of Addison Russell, Kyle Schwarber, and Javi Baez a boost in their souvenirs sales.

Check out the clip above.