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PHOTO: NOW WITH TUTUS.
I don’t know. I just don’t know. (REUTERS)
Let’s face it: it’s close enough to Christmas/the weekend/things that matter more than a few football links that you’re not really paying attention anyway. Instead of the slew of links we usually throw your way, we’ll just pass along a select few interesting stories and be done with it. Of course, this might also be down to the fact that no one on the internet is doing anything good as they holiday approaches. So really, this is on them. Thanks a lot, everyone.
Oh and Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, etc., etc.
BID BIDDERY BID BID BEROO.
The US Open Cup host bidding process, broken down. // The Cup.us
JAJA DID A RUNNER.
The UAE isn’t for everyone. Shocking, I know. // Oberjuerge
IT’S IN THE DETAILS.
Map of Argentine Primera clubs. It’s still weird that there’s no River. // Pitch Invasion
I BRING YOU TIDINGS OF GOOD BEHAVIOR.
Arrests at English and Welsh football grounds were at their lowest level ever in 2011. // BBC Football
HO HO HO…LY CRAP.
The Inter training complex had a gate crasher. Oops. Santa couldn’t be less interested. // Dirty Tackle
GRASS IS FOR HIPPIES.
From the Seattle Sounders’ “Additional Business meeting questions and answers” comes this answer on why the fake grass is being replaced with more fake grass at CenturyLink Field.
The FieldTurf Revolution system is built with the Revolution fiber and is the result of innovative science, engineering and technology that will provide a playing surface that features a soft and strong monofilament fiber. A proprietary fiber polymer formulation resists splitting and degradation and includes an industry leading ultraviolet inhibitor technology. A state-of-the-art extrusion process provides intricate concave and ridged construction to eliminate breaking points in each fiber blade. Specially sized cryogenic rubber particles and washed silica sand granules are layered, in a patented installation process, surrounding the Revolution fibers. This provides player safety and outstanding durability and longevity. The FieldTurf system is the only turf product in the world with independent long-term and real-life safety data backing up its claims.
Oh, I’m sold then. “Cryogenic rubber particles”!