March 29th, 2012
Champions League Observations, Pt II: Alternative Views Of The Obvious
The quiff. The casually knotted tie. The hand-in-pocket insouciance. For us, the only way this picture could be any better is if Super Mario Gomez was naked.
Care to explore that theory further, Kickettes?
1. Is Mario Gomez wasted as a footballer? Obviously he’s tremendously talented in that particular field, what with the outrageous scoring record he added to last night, but this photo of him casually side-eyeing planes at Franz Joseph Strauss Airport in Munich reminds us that he has other skillz worthy of exploitation. Perhaps a series of movie roles involving excessive nudity would be more fulfilling? For us, at least.
2. If we assume this tie is over (not unreasonable, on the basis of Bayern’s ridic scoring record at the Allianz this season), does it spell the end of Didier Deschamps’ tenure at Marseille? The game last night began with fan protests over the team’s performances in domestic competitions, and their upcoming exit from Europe isn’t going to ease the pressure any. Deschamps’ has described the second leg as “very complicated“. That’s one way of putting it.
Images: OLIVIER MORIN/AFP/Getty Images, via dirtytackle.
1. As you know, we operate an “it’s your body, we don’t care what the hell you do with it as long as you’re hot” policy here, but this picture perturbs us. Zlats tatts, while not unpleasant, distract us from the perfection that is his torso, and got us wondering whether we’d ever consider rejecting a baller on the basis of his skin doodlings. Since we’re practically incapable of making any kind of non-muffin related decision at this time of the morning, you tell us.
2. Would organised fans with arrows have improved last night’s game? Clearly a 0-0 draw makes for a thrilling second leg, but we were largely bored throughout the fixture and feel strongly that if the Milan Massive had been a little more creative in their support, those of us in a semi-comatose state on the sofa would’ve benefited.
Thank you to Magdeburg of the Regionalliga Nord (4th tier of German football), whose proactive response to their team’s inability to score kept us occupied. There’s a video here, for those of you who fancy a laugh.
That should keep you busy for a few minutes while we get on with our busywork. Counting blueberries.