Cole will be highest paid defender in the world after agreeing £200,000-a-week contract extension with Chelsea
I love football, but no. How the hell is it that people get paid so much for kicking a ball around, but teachers around the world are getting shafted?
Shock, he’s an asshole*. Color me surprised.
*and by asshole, I mean sociopath
Part of me is like “Yay! Finally!!!” The other part of me is like “So they acted like decent human beings…is that something to celebrate?”
Competitive cheerleading for nine to twelve-year olds…Jesus Christ.
U.S. Olympic champion Michael Johnson claims descendants of slaves will take the medals in London 2012 sprint finals because of 'superior athletic gene'
Olympic legend Michael Johnson says a ‘superior athletic gene’ in the descendants of West African slaves means black American and Caribbean sprinters will command the sport at the London Games.
The Olympic gold medallist and BBC commentator said: ‘Over the last few years, athletes of Afro- Caribbean and Afro-American descent have dominated athletics finals.
‘It’s a fact that hasn’t been discussed openly before. It’s a taboo subject in the States but it is what it is. Why shouldn’t we discuss it?’
Oh. My. God. Talk about internalized racism.
WHOA what happened???
“It’s all about luck with the females. It’s all about ability with the males,” said Angelini, assistant professor of communication.
And what about race?
- When discussing African-American athletes commentators focused more on physical ability and strength.
- Asian athletes garnered a disproportionate number of comments about intelligence.
- When discussing white athletes, commentators were more likely to mention commitment and composure.
“Late on Saturday night, in the basement of the Donbass Arena whereSpain had just beaten France 2-0 to reach the semi-final againstPortugal, a member of Vicente del Bosque’s coaching staff puffed out his cheeks. “How,” he said, “are we going to stop Cristiano Ronaldo? Pfff … with a lasso?”
Spain could try that. Or they could try what they did last time. And the time before that. After all, it is working rather well. Italy, Russia, Germany, Portugal, Paraguay, Germany again, Holland, France: all of them tried and all of them failed. Spain have now gone eight consecutive knock-out games across three competitions without conceding a goal. How will Spain try to stop Ronaldo? The way they stopped him before; the way they stop everyone.
“Ronaldo is one of the world’s best and has incredible qualities,” said Gerard Piqué, who has faced the Portuguese 14 times, winning nine and losing just two. “But it’s not an individual duel; it’s collective. The key is to control the game. If we have the ball, he’ll participate less and cause us fewer problems.”“
Quite fitting, and exactly what they are doing right now.