Tuesday, September 20, 2011

The Tuesday 10: Emmy Edition

Editor's Note: We continue a great new feature on the Free Beer Movement site. In collaboration with the quality soccer site, "The Other 87 Minutes" we present the "Tuesday XI" (and sometimes the "Tuesday Ten") a thoughtful list on a variety of topics in the world of soccer.

Make sure you head over to "The Other 87 M
inutes" and check out all the... well... other great writing on their site. What do you think of the "Tuesday XI"? Let us know in the comments section!


So apparently the Emmys were the other night. Who knew? Apparently, most American didn't know as a dog killer and a throwball game out drew TV's premiere event. But don't worry... "The Other 87 Minutes" were taking vigorous notes and draw all sorts of dotted lines from the boob tube's most popular characters to the world of soccer.

Why else would they be watching unless for "research"?

Cristiano Ronaldo?
1) Don Draper, Mad Men -- Pep Guardiola -- Sauve, confident, classy dresser, but you wonder if there isn’t a darker side/secret behind all the moody brooding.

2) Walter White, Breaking Bad -- Joey Barton -- At times, a likeable (at least on Twitter), wicked-good player; at other times, capable of heinous deeds.

3) Tracy Jordan, 30 Rock -- Antonio Cassano -- What Tracy Jordan is to comedy, Cassano is to soccer: larger than life, has motivation issues, crazy good (sometimes) at what they do, and, well, basically crazy.

4) Michael Scott, The Office -- Diego Maradona -- The classic player-to-manager success vacuum. Michael Scott (RIP), great as a salesman, terrible as a manager. Maradona to a tee.

5) Ron Swanson, Parks and Recreation -- Gennaro Gattuso -- The epitome of all that is man, in both cases. I wonder if Gattuso has a similar love for breakfast foods.

6) Dr. Who, Dr. Who -- Lionel Messi -- Seemingly descended from a race of superbeings, he stands for all that is right and good in the soccerverse.

7) Sterling Archer, Archer -- Cristiano Ronaldo -- Both absurdly talented at their respective careers. Both insensitive douchebags.

8) Charlie Kelly, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia -- Carlos Tevez -- The diminuitive wildcard. Throw him in, and you’ll get plenty of effort. Perhaps not to the effect you had hoped.

9) Jimmy McNulty, The Wire -- Zlatan Ibrahimovic -- Extremely effective, central to successful operations, disliked by his superiors because of his disdain for authority?

10) Barney Stinson, How I Met Your Mother -- Ashley Cole -- Really, we could have picked from any one of the womanizing soccer players. How could you possibly cheat on Cheryl Cole? One of life’s great mysteries.

About "The Other 87 Minutes"

What is this new site we're exposing you too? We'll let them explain:

The Other 87 seeks to provide something that’s not instant analysis or eve of matchday previews. Think of us as the good bits of your favorite soccer coverage: the profiles that examine what makes a certain player tick, the historical background that sheds some light on how the sport has evolved to the present day, the silly features that are more than just tacking names on a list, but considering and explaining why each one deserves to be there.
O87 wants to be a home for soccer writing that makes you think, but that also treats the game as just that, a game. The greatest game, the one we obsess over and fixate on, to the point where we can’t read that gas costs 3.43 a gallon without thinking of Ajax’s 1995 Champions League winning team. But a game nonetheless.
“When you play a match, it is statistically proven that players actually have the ball three minutes on average. The best players – the Zidanes, Ronaldinhos, Gerrards – will have the ball maybe four minutes. Lesser players – defenders – probably two minutes. So, the most important thing is: what do you do those 87 minutes when you do not have the ball…. That is what determines whether you’re a good player or not.” –Johann Cruyff
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1 comment:

  1. hahahaha best thing i've read all month!

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