QWK KCKS is our way of helping you get your day started with a refreshing blast of football culture right in your face.
PHOTO OF THE DAY.
Titi’s return to Arsenal involved a gaggle of scarves. Sweaty neck. (GETTY IMAGES)
THE BEST IDEA YOU’LL HEAR TODAY.
Should Hollywood remake Victory? Of course they should. Here’s how to get it right. // The Other 87
IT WOULD BE BETTER IF IBRA KEPT ZEBRAS. RIMSHOT.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic and his pet bird of choice. // Off the Post
DO THESE COME WITH A SEIZURE WARNING?
Marseille’s 2011/12 “European kit” (which I didn’t know was a thing) is mesmerizing, in the bad way. // WAATP
I DON’T THINK THIS GUY ACTUALLY OWNS A SHIRT. WHY WOULD HE?
The coming together of the Old Spice guy and soccer has finally happened. It’s about Alex Morgan, natch. // The Third Kit
FOR THE UNTAPPED BUNDESLIGA/STAR WARS NERD NICHE.
Mario Gomez is a gun-wielding princess on the cover of a Bundesliga preview. // Dirty Tackle
WITHOUT RULES, THERE WOULD BE CHAOS. BUT IT’S A FRIENDLY, SO WHO CARES?
For some reason, Thierry Henry wasn’t allowed to play a few minutes for Arsenal in a meaningless preseason tournament. // CaughtOffside
FOOT BALL AND NATIONALISM, SANS BOOTS.
A century ago, an Indian side beat an English side. It was about more than soccer. // Beat the First Man
NEVER STOP BEING YOU, MARIO. PLEASE.
Mario Balotelli’s most memorable quotes. He hates Manchester, if you haven’t heard. // BleachRep