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|PHOTO: GUESS WHO WILL BE ALL UP IN YOUR FACE NONSTOP FOR THE NEXT FOUR YEARS?|
At the closing ceremonies of the London Olympics, the torch was passed to Rio de Janeiro for 2016. Between the World Cup and the Olympics, you’re going to be getting a regular diet of Pele for awhile. Yum? (LEON NEAL/AFP/GettyImages)
|‘THINGS THAT I COULD TOTALLY MAKE IN MS PAINT’ FOR THE FREAKING WIN.|
As the Premier League season gets set to kick off, someone at America’s newspaper of record thought it would be good to run down the aesthetics of the crests/badges/emblems/logos of England’s top flight. // The New York Times
|*DESPERATELY SCRAMBLES TO FIND $59 (PLUS SHIPPING AND HANDLING)*|
Yes, I want this thing. Limited edition, too! #USMNT. // 3nil
|SPEAKING OF…EATING ANYTHING WITH ACTUAL GOLD IS STUPID AND YOU SHOULDN’T DO IT.|
Hope Solo enjoyed a gold medal cappuccino in the afterglow of the USWNT’s Olympic title. I really hope there’s no actual gold in there. // Futbolita
|PHOTO: THIS IS THE SILVER MEDAL VERSION OF NEYMAR. SORRY, HE’S THE ONLY KIND AVAILABLE.|
Neymar impersonators are a thing. Of course they are.
|IF YOU HAD KOLO TOURE IN THE ‘PETULANT JACKASS’ POOL, COLLECT YOUR WINNINGS AT THE DOOR.|
Kolo Toure was snubbed, so Kolo Toure gave his Community Shield medal to a fan. // 101GG
|THERE IS A SUPREME LACK OF EDIN DZEKO. WHICH MAKES TOTAL SENSE.|
These are the thing that would have happened had Man City and Chelsea kept playing at Villa Park. Origami. // Dirty Tackle
|AS LONG AS THE ‘KEAN OUT’ MOVEMENT LIVES ON AFTER HE’S GONE, I’LL BE OKAY.|
Apparently Venky’s does have something in mind that could get Steve Kean fired. // Off the Post
|PHOTO: ‘TO CELEBRATE THE 80TH YEAR OF THE FRENCH LEAGUE, WE HAVE PLACED A BALL ON THIS THING.’|
Very French, this thing.
|MOST OF THESE WILL CAUSE SEIZURES, BUT MAYBE THAT’S THE POINT.|
Unilateral decision on what Prem kits should look like. No need for fancy nonsense. Stripes will do. // 200%
|OH GOD. I TOTALLY WANT TO YELL ‘NOTHING!’ AT THE TOP OF MY LUNGS THEN FLEE THE ROOM.|
Things that were possibly learned during a glorified friendly involving all of the nouveau riche blue teams. // Bleacher Report
|ALRIGHT, WORLD. IF I DON’T HAVE A NEW PHOTO OF PELE PIMPING A THING OR HIMSELF EVERYDAY FROM HERE ON OUT, WE’RE GONNA FIGHT.|