Weeds and dirt and worms and flowers. Soon enough, every sinew of our being will be overloaded with the stuff. There’s no escaping it in our mortal flesh, and the corroding effect of time even conspires to destroy man’s most hallowed creations.
With the ever-growing popularity of women’s soccer, attention to sports-related concussions is also a growing concern. High school female soccer players incur a higher concussion rate than males, and researchers noticed in photographs of female soccer players, the players often had their eyes closed. They wanted to quantify whether female athletes closed their eyes more frequently than male counterparts, as a first step toward determining if less visual awareness might expose players to a higher risk of injury.
A couple of years ago we came across the story of Madron FC of Britain’s Cornwall Mining League whose keeper, on average, picked the ball out of his own net once every 4.36 minutes. The team suffered 27-0 and 27-1 defeats before succumbing to a monumental, spirit-crushing 55-0 thrashing.
Rumor has it they’re still pretty bad, but you can’t help but like these guys as evidenced by this wonderful video about the Club.
If you’ve got kids, or you’re just a kid at heart, chances are you’ve had the Disney Channel on in your house once or twice. You might have stumbled upon a recent episode of the TV show “Jessie,” in which the main character gets caught up in a playground game of Quidditch with a teacher played by SNL alum Cheri Oteri.
Where did the production team turn for Quidditch uniforms? Code Four Athletics, of course. Check out this clip, starring our purple/white Imperial jerseys, shorts and socks. It’s a bit Quiddiculous, but it’s all in good fun!
The 10th annual Homeless World Soccer Cup just concluded in Mexico City. Be sure to check out the great highlight video here, then go to their site to learn more about this wonderful endeavor to end homelessness around the world through the beautiful game.