Tag Archives: soccer

Quinonez Wilson Scores Goal From 270 Feet Away

14 Apr

It’s pretty safe to say that it will take a long time for anyone to top this goal. Colombian goalkeeper Quinonez Wilson scored on a free kick from 83 yards away. That’s more than 270 feet away from the goal. Following the goal, he received a yellow card for removing his shirt in celebration. Some people claim this is a new world record, but who knows. Also, note the lack of people in the stands.

No idea who played in or who won this game.

3 Shocking Videos You Have to See

28 Feb

These are three videos that I spotted today. They are all unbelievable, you should watch them.

1) Car Runs Down Bicyclists: These guys in Brazil were participating in a Critical Mass event. At some point, a crazy driver decides to run them down. The entire incident was caught on video. Miraculously, no one was killed. The driver claims self defense (huh?).

2) Skier Falls Down Mountain, Appears Uninjured: Another one of those scenes were you ask, “how is that person still alive after that?” This skier was on top of a mountain and about to ski down, when suddenly he lost his footing. His camera rolls as he falls down the mountain.

3) Soccer Player Kicks Owl During a Game: In this case, the other team’s mascot lands on the field during the game. Another player kicks the ball and it strikes the owl. Play is immediately stopped. After a brief stoppage, another player walks over and kicks the owl. Miraculously, the owl suffered no broken bones in the attack.

The $850 Million Soccer Game

10 Feb

On Feb. 12, Manchester United and Manchester City will square off in what’s being called the “Manchester Derby.” ┬áThat game will be the most expensive sporting event, ever played, of any sport, anywhere on Earth. According to The Wall Street Journal the two teams will have spent $850 million to assemble their rosters.

Who knew American sports were such a bargain? When the Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees battle for baseball supremacy, their rosters have only totaled $380 million. The Washington Redskins and Dallas Cowboys have showcased $350 million in player investments.

The record won’t last long. By the time the season ends, the Manchester match will have fallen to forth place. Hope it’s a good game!

Manchester United and Manchester City Soccer Teams.photo c/o WSJ