May 13th, 2011
Good Week/Bad Week: Hot Boys, Babies & Balls Ups
There’s nothing cuter than a bubba and a ‘baller on a less than sunny Friday, even if the bubba is dishing out some serious side-eye to his current ride. Extra kudos if you can figure out who the babe in arms is (psst: his grandaddy has just signed on to manage his current team for three more years. Image via yfrog.
Now we’ve recovered from the jolt of joy that always strikes when confronted with a picture of a cutey pie face in the morning (the baby isn’t bad, either), we are fully prepared to launch into our weekly ‘crucial events you can’t live without’ round up. Please use it to help you through the cold, dark days of the weekend, when we don’t post.
We would recommend a cape, but quite frankly we’re not sure the guy would be able to get into it. Images: Getty Images/Zimbio, Getty Images/Daylife.
Zero To Hero: Having tired of posting stories of Mario Balotelli’s lunatic activities on and off the pitch, we’re thrilled to offer you a positive story involving the Manchester City striker. After chatting to a young boy at Carrington, Super Mario became concerned when he discovered the kid was skipping school because of bullying. The player allegedly drove to the school and confronted the bully before ‘speeding off in his white Maserati’. We don’t care if it is a PR stunt. It’s cool.
Sonic Boom Boy: Congratulations to Andres Iniesta, who celebrated his 27th birthday on the 11th. The Spanish midfielder will presumably be hoping that this year will be as successful as the last, although that may be asking a teensy bit too much. He scored the winning goal in the World Cup final, became a father for the first time and won the title with his club. Since you’re on on a roll, Andres, can you have a look at sorting out world peace for us?
Pleased As Punch: We realise that Cristiano Ronaldo’s global fame ensures a broad following, but had no clue that his appeal stretched to the likes of Mike Tyson. Crispy has apparently received a pair of signed boxing gloves from the former fighter, and we are now praying the two will get together for a charity punch-up. Oh, come on. Can you imagine?!
Whoa! Oh Rino!: Mere months after he was banned for four matches for headbutting Spurs assistant coach Joe Jordan, Gennaro Gattuso has managed to cause offence once again. In this footage (above), filmed after AC Milan lifted the title, Rino is seen joining in with an offensive chant aimed at Inter manager Leonardo. We hear the FIGC is currently investigating the incident. (Cheers, Elizabeth C., for the story spot and video find!)
Pushed off the Perch: Oh, the ignimony! In a recent poll by Dutch sports site GeenSport.nl, Yolanthe Cabau was dumped as the Netherlands’ favourite WAG in favour of Gerard Pique’s squeeze, Shakira. In even more shocking news, the Top Wag of the world (as voted for by you lot), Sylvie van der Vaart was dumped into fourth with a mere 12% of the vote. The world is a fickle place, and no mistake.
Mum Knows Best: Pictures of us standing naked in a swimming pool being shown to potential suitors are usually (hopefully) the extent of embarrassment our parents subject us to. Not if you are Kaka, though. A Twitter post by his Mum referring to her presence in London next season put certain Russian oligarchs on red alert, only for hopes to be dashed when the ‘we’ she was referring to turned out to be a preacher. We’d love to have heard the phone call afterwards.
In case you haven’t worked it out, the bubba being cradled so cutely by Stuey Holden is Rocco Dalglish, grandson of Kenny, who has just been appointed permanent manager of Liverpool. Did you get it right?