June 25th, 2009
Charity: The Lowdown on The Showdown
One team won, and the other lost. The details are fuzzy as there were so many more interesting things going on during yesterday’s Showdown in Chinatown that you need to know about.
Oh, some girl taking Adrian Mutu’s crotch to the face after he over-ran the mini pitch. Or Tony Parker body-checking Ryan Babel into the stands.
Wait, did we mention Mutu’s crotch? Yes?
Okay, good. Here’s our insider take on all the action and some pics from the after-party:
Eloquence Under Fire
Speaking of Adrian Mutu, it’s a good thing he’s so bloody good-looking, because his personality kind of sucks.
When we asked (in both Italian and English) if he thought he was hotter than Xabi Alonso, he responded with, “Better luck next time.” (If you recall, Xabi usurped Adrian on our Finest Five list).
When we explained, in more detail, that women had chosen Xabi (and his ginger bear) over him in the hotness category, this was Adrian’s answer: “I don’t worry. I feel nothing.” Looks like our selection was totally validated. Thanks for the memories.
Of note: Prior to our “interview”, Adrian winked at us whilst we stalked him, waiting for our moment. We feel special. And a little cheap.
Blue (team Reyna) and White (team Nash) shirts were excellent choices for two reasons:
1. It was raining and wet cotton clings to the body easily;
2. The shirts were used to wipe sweat off of various foreheads thus exposing quality midriff. Our faves? Kalou’s 8-pack and Zanetti’s hip dips.
In case you were wondering, none of the players were wearing protective gear (ahem) which made watching them sprint down the small pitch all the more worthwhile.
Random: Now that we’ve seen him up close and personal, we regret neglecting Mathieu Flamini. We liked his long and sexy gold chain worn (outside his shirt collar.) (No, seriously, we did). His hair was undone and his stubble was well-designed. Interestingly, MF had an equally attractive entourage.
Hugs, slight hand-holding and a singular ass slap were the true game highlights. “Best Couple” award is a tie between Tony Parker/Thierry Henry and Mathieu Flamini/Salomon Kalou. They were in wub.
When asked for a rap by a random in the stands, Ryan Babel gave a little dancing freestyle accompanied by some misguided arm movements. He also managed to rhyme our name with his favorite breakfast condiment in some amount of style. (Apparently this interaction exists on video so if you have it, please send it our way!)
Consuelo Mutu is stunning. Without question. However, that does not redeem her choice of attire for the game. Let’s see… Imagine a one-sie. an all-in-one, if you will. With two overall-type straps, fitted throughout the body with full trouser leg.
Now imagine the entire outfit was denim… … BECAUSE IT WAS. Accessorized with chunky red heels and a (stellar) red Chanel bag, natch.
We also spotted an unidentified WAG in full Burberry-regalia taking her place on the family buses. We’re talking coat, dress, hat and umbrella. Unfortunately, she stopped the matchy-matchy at the shoes…those were black and white zebra platforms. Not sure whom she belonged to, but she should definitely be put back in her box/dressing closet/nowhere in public.
And of course, the cattle call of Wagabees on premises were wearing a variety of nightclub-suitable attire at 4 in the afternoon.
Kudos to all who played for a worthy cause!:
Claudio Reyna (U.S., Red Bulls), Thierry Henry (France/FC Barcelona), Javier Zanetti (Argentina/Inter Milan), Salomon Kalou (Ivory Coast/Chelsea), Ryan Babel (The Netherlands/Liverpool), Giovanni van Bronckhurst (The Netherlands/Feyenoord), Mathieu Flamini (France/AC Milan), Ivan Cordoba (Columbia/Inter Milan), Adrian Mutu (Romania/ACF Fiorentina), Steve Nash (Phoenix Suns) Tony Parker (San Antonio Spurs), Grant Hill (Phoenix Suns), Chris Bosh (Toronto Raptors), Raja Bell (Charlotte Bobcats).