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  1. American Astronauts Get Heads Shaved After World Cup Defeat

    Important note: They basically use a Flowbee in space.

    As you probably know, the US lost to Germany in the World Cup the other day. As we mentioned, astronauts on the International Space Station had a bet on the game, and since the US lost Reid Wiseman and Steve Swanson had their heads shave by German astronaut Alexander Gerst.

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  2. American and German Astronauts Play Soccer in Space, Have a Head-Shaving Bet on Today’s World Cup Match

    Soccer! In! Spaaaaaaaaace!

    I may not care about Earthbound soccer, but I could watch ISS astronauts Steve Swanson (left), Alexander Gerst (middle), and Reid Wiseman (right) play it in space all day long. Swanson and Wiseman are American and Gerst is German, and they've made a pretty interesting bet on today's match.

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  3. Game of Thrones Soccer Outfits So You Can Pretend You Care About the World Cup

    Yeah, I said "soccer," not "football." Come at me. I'll go Ramsay Snow all over you.

    Or maybe I, a person whose knowledge of the World Cup extends to the fact that Sir Patrick Stewart Tweeted about it, am just projecting. Soccer. Pah. I have movies to watch. But hey! Nice outfits by Nerea Palacios. Team Stark will get decimated early on (...England?). Team Bolton will make it pretty far in despite the fact that everyone hates them. Just like... c'mon, sports people, help me out.

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  4. Dear British People: Stop Making Fun of Us for Saying “Soccer,” Because You Invented the Word

    We learned it from watching you, okay?? WE LEARNED IT FROM WATCHING YOU.

    It's known internationally as football, because of course it is—it's a game where you kick a ball around with your feet. But in 'Merica, it's called "soccer," and we get an endless amount of heat from the rest of the world because of it. But it's not our fault, guys! As always, it's England's fault.

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  5. Science Finally Proves That Lumberjacking Is More Manly Than Sports

    Express your rage against the trees.

    It seems the popular association between testosterone, the hormone associated with masculinity, and competition, may be overstated. Scientists studying an isolated population in Bolivia found that men engaged in competitive sports got a measurably lower boost in testosterone than those who chopped down trees, a non-competitive activity.

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  6. Man Plays Soccer for 90 Minutes Without Realizing There’s a Bullet Lodged in His Skull

    I don't think this is what they usually mean by "shots on goal."

    A Bosnian man played a full soccer match with a 9mm bullet in his head this past weekend, and only discovered it when complaining about a headache. While some soccer players are masters of making dramatic flops, he managed to make getting shot in the head one of the least dramatic injuries on record. And he only let up one goal, too.

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  7. We’ve Found Will Smith’s Weakness! Watch The Fresh Prince Be Bad At Soccer!

    We love watching Will Smith do fun Will Smith things, but it turns out we also like to watch him be bad at soccer.

    Yesterday we celebrated Will Smith and his Fresh Prince of Bel-Air reunion on The Graham Norton Show, so it's only fair to share this video of him absolutely failing at soccer. His son Jaden takes a crack at it too, and although he doesn't score, he clearly shows up his old man. The announcer even calls out Will, saying his kick was worse than Diana Ross's attempt. Sick burn.

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  8. We Love Playing Games, But Why Do Humans Play At All?

      Here at Geekosystem we love games. Video games, board games, card games, really any way we can assert our dominance over each other here at headquarters. We haven't thought much about what makes a game, but thankfully Vsauce has. Their new video looks at what separates games from other forms of entertainment and challenges, and they even explain why soccer is football and football is soccer.

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  9. SOCCKET Power-Generating Soccer Ball Gets a Kickstarter to Expand Distribution

    SOCCKET is one of the neater ideas in green energy I've been following lately. A durable soccer ball that houses a small generator, SOCCKET gets charged up when kids play with it -- just 30 minutes of getting kicked around provides enough juice to power the included LED lamp for up to three hours. The project has been tested, revamped and improved in communities around the developing world, and as of this week, they're trying to boost their ability to produce the power-generating playthings with a Kickstarter that's worth at least your attention -- and probably a little bit of your money, too.

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  10. Watch Kids Play “Flaming Fireball” A.K.A. Soccer with a Flaming Coconut [Video]

    Soccer (or football, if you prefer) a global pastime. It only makes sense that, over time, different parts of the world come up with different variations on the game, whether in the form of a new set of rules or maybe -- why the hell are those kids kicking a flaming coconut?!

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  11. Exec. Producer of FIFA’s Video Games Says No Women This Year, Will Happen “At Some Point”

    I Want to Believe

    David Rutter, executive producer of the official yearly FIFA video games featuring the exclusive likenesses of professional soccer players and teams from around the world, has said that including any women or women's teams in the game is something that will happen. Naturally, it won't be in this year's FIFA '13, and he can provide no time table as to when women's national teams will actually make it into the game, or a game. Now before you roll your eyes (because I rolled my eyes) and move on, you should hear the rest of what he had to say.

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  12. Is There A Future For Women’s Professional Soccer?

    Girls Just Wanna Have Fun

    Back in May, we brought you the sad news of the official demise of Women's Professional Soccer. They may have two failed leagues behind them but the women aren't even close to giving up. 

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  13. There is Nothing on the Internet, Please Accept This Video of a Baby Elephant Playing Soccer

    Awwwwww

    Just keep at it, Donna the Baby Elephant. You'll get to the Olympics some day! (via Best Week Ever.)

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  14. U.S. Women’s Professional Soccer Permanently Suspends League

    And That's Terrible

    Late last year we brought you news of the imminent demise of Women's Professional Soccer in the Unites States. The cause was the loss of several teams in the league, which according to US Soccer rules, meant they would no longer have Division 1 status. The hope was they would find new teams to bring their numbers back up but after canceling the 2012 season, their hopes were never realized. It's now been officially anounced, Women's Professional Soccer is no more. 

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  15. U.S. Women’s Soccer In Danger Of Losing Its Professional Status

    Girls Just Wanna Have Fun

    Women’s Professional Soccer may lose its status as a professional league after the size of said league went from six teams to five. US Soccer, the sport’s governing body in the United States, have a rule that says professional leagues are required to have a minimum of eight teams but they aren't letting that stop them. Read the story and find out how you can help.

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  16. This is What 46,000 Female Turkish Soccer Fans Sound Like

    and let it be known

    The Turkish Football Federation has been having a lot of trouble lately with violence at matches, and the most successful strategy they've found so far to combat it is to ban adult men from the matches of any team that has been reprimanded for the unruliness of its fans. No really, according to the National Turk, women's attendance at soccer matches is generally very low, but over 45,000 women attended as the Fenerbahce and Manisaspor teams went head to head.

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  17. This Is How the U.S. Women’s Soccer Team Coach Chills Out [Video]

    And Now For Something Completely Different

    Today is the FIFA Women's World Cup Final, and the first time the United States has made it this far since 1999. So, no pressure, right? Yeah, probably a little bit. But it's all gonna be okay, because the coach of the Women's National Team, Pia Sundhage has a groovy way to make sure everyone's head is clear. Or at least delightfully entertained. Kick ass today, ladies! (But if Japan wins, we won't hate on them or anything.) (Deadspin)

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  18. USA Women’s Soccer Team Scores Victory Against Brazil in What ESPN Calls “One of the Most Dramatic Wins in Any World Cup”

    We Have Done the Impossible and That Makes Us Mighty

    In what even a sports dunce like me can see was a truly impressive way to end a game, the United States national women's soccer team came back from a beating with a stunning final move in the World Cup quarterfinals against Brazil. "The soccer gods were with us tonight," striker Abby Wambach said. "You could say they weren't with us for a while."

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  19. Male Football Players Fake Injury Twice as Often as Female Ones

    Vital Information for Your Everyday Life

    The International Federation of Association Football (that's FIFA, despite its appearance to English speakers) took a stand in 2008 against players faking injury injury simulation, and called for "the football family to unite in denouncing injury simulation and working to eradicate this scourge from the game." Well, we're sure they'll be hearing about Daryl Rosenbaum's study showing that women's leagues show half the rate of "injury simulation" than men's leagues do.

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  20. Toddler Has Serious Soccer Skills, Gets a Professional Contract [Video]

    Cue Mr. Show references: After this video of a one-and-a-half-year-old named Baerke van der Meij expertly kicking balls into a toybox went viral on YouTube last week, Dutch football club Venlose Voetbal Vereniging (VVV) offered him a "symbolic" professional contract. (As a younger lad -- though not that much younger -- his grandfather had played in the VVV as well.) The VVV made the following statement on the subject: "The toddler's favourite position has not yet been determined. However, we can speak of a right-footed player with a very good kicking technique, perseverance and, importantly: football genes via his grandfather." (via TDW)

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