What`s great about the World Cup of football is that everyone gets a chance to qualify, against all odds. This week was a fascinating week of World Cup qualifying matches around the world. But while the world's attention was focused on Portugal and Argentina and France and Cameroon and England, among others, a small victory was won in a dusty forgotten corner of UEFA Group Seven
. On Wednesday the Faroe Islands
recorded their first cWorld Cup win , a 2-1 victory over Lithuania. [more inside]
posted by salishsea
on Sep 10, 2009 -
Cheering for the othe side
From the story: "They played the oddest game in high school football history last month down in Grapevine, Texas.
It was Grapevine Faith vs. Gainesville State School and everything about it was upside down. For instance, when Gainesville came out to take the field, the Faith fans made a 40-yard spirit line for them to run through.
Did you hear that? The other team's fans?" A feel good story for the holidays.
posted by sierray
on Dec 24, 2008 -
October 18, 1997
, Liz Heaston becomes the first woman to score points in a college football game (NAIA), kicking for Willamette in their victory over Linfield College. August 30, 2001
, Ashley Martin kicks three extra points for Jacksonville State University, helping them in their 72-10 defeat of Cumberland, and becoming the first woman to score points in a Division 1 game. August 30, 2003
, Katie Hnida
becomes the face of women in college football
when she scores two extra points in New Mexico's victory over Texas State University. She received harassment and (alleged) assault from her former teammates at Colorado University
before becoming the first woman to core points in a Division 1-A game, as well as the first to suit up for a bowl game. Five years later
, Kacy Stuart
, a 14-year-old High School Freshman who can kick 50-yard Field Goals
, is facing opposition for suiting up for the New Creation Center Crusaders, first from the league
, and now from the other teams...
posted by Navelgazer
on Oct 22, 2008 -
In 1886, Association Football adopted
a new tradition: "That all players taking part for England in future international matches be presented with a white silk cap with red rose embroidered on the front. These to be termed International Caps
posted by Wolfdog
on Oct 22, 2008 -
Fun lovin' prankster and b3ta user godspants
edited the wikipedia page
on Cypriot soccer team AC Omonia to include the "facts" that the fans are referred to as "the zany ones", wear hats made of shoes and sing a song about a little potato.
Yesterday there was a match between Omonia and British club Manchester City. British Tabloid the Daily Mirror used the wikipedia "facts" in their build-up article
. Daily Mirror obviously doesn't realise their journalist has been guilty of incredibly lazy research, despite the prankster emailing them
, and the Mirror refers to the "Zany ones" in their post-match article the next day
posted by hnnrs
on Sep 19, 2008 -
Trinity University won their football game this Saturday on a crazy play
, (somewhat reminiscent of "The Play
" minus the mayhem of the fans and band rushing the field.) This one looks more like a grade school game of keep away. What happened to the defense??
posted by tdstone
on Oct 28, 2007 -
was not expected to play in Superbowl I. He ended up catching 7 catches for 138 yard and two touchdowns including the first ever in Superbowl history.
After retiring he became one of the most popular broadcasters
the team ever had.
He also was one of the founders of Chi-chi's restaurant
from a fall on Saturday. He was 75.
posted by Bonzai
on Oct 21, 2007 -
The Final Cut.
"I never thought the end would come like this -- with me holding the end of my life's passion in one hand and a foot-long Italian sub on wheat in the other." The side of the NFL you rarely see: former Redskins lineman Ross Tucker tells his story.
posted by bijou
on Sep 9, 2007 -