Thursday, July 28, 2011

A Tragedy on UMaine’s Team

Charles Kyeremeh Jr. was not an ordinary football player. A UMaine sophomore and a member of the Black Bear football team, he lived in North Cornwall Township, Pa. With his coach and teammates believed he would go a long way in the industry.

However, the dreams were cut short when police report showed that Kyeremeh died of an accident. He was traveling alone armed with one of his scorpion helmets when he lost control of his motorcycle and collided with some of the parked bikes. He was reportedly thrown from his motorcycle and smashed into a sign and post. Another biker was also injured in the incident.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Taking Technology to Soccer

When soccer players go on vacation after a big game, they choose to spend time with their families in a very private place, away from the eyes of fans and paparazzi. It’s at these times that they get to relax, have fun, and enjoy being with their loved ones.

However, when the coach calls for a very important meeting, it’s imperative that everyone in the team should be in the rendezvous. Good thing that in 2010, the national governing bodies for football used technology to conduct meetings with players at clubs spread across the country. You can bet that MegaMeeting video conferencing is one one of those softwares they operate.This significantly reduced the time consumed for the players to travel just to be in the gathering.

Friday, July 15, 2011

Fernando Torres

Fernando José Torres Sanz a.k.a El Niño is one of the hottest football players of 2011. He started playing with Atletico Madrid and got trained in the field. Before his La Liga debut, he participated in the Segunda Division for two years. After scoring goals, he entered in the Premier League club Liverpool which marked him to be Liverpool’s first player to score more than 20 league goals in one season.

Torres has acquired countless accomplishments since then. He even played in UEFA Euro on 2004, 2006 FIFA World Cup, UEFA Euro 2008 and kicked through the FIFA World Cup last year. Even though he didn’t score any goal, still Spain won the 2010 Cup. And that’s worth celebrating with their families on a simple meal prepared on outdoor firepit.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

The Heart of the Team

Football isn’t all about the players kicking and getting a score. Part of what composes the game is the fans behind it. They are the ones who give players the hype to win the goal. They cheer louder than the cheerleaders, scream louder than the coach, and decide faster than the referee.

These fans know where their idols would hang out and they would drive off there just to see them. They do not worry the long road trips because they got their rv insurance ready just in case something happens. On the game proper, the loyal supporters go to the sports field with their shirts and make ups ready to cheer on their teams.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Taking a Day Off the Field

It is part of the Philippine Azkals’s contract to travel abroad to represent the country. They would set off earlier to have a lot of time for practice, training and condition. Well, not all of the time a day is scheduled for kicking ball. There is also called the Azkal Sabbath.

German coach Michael Weiss allows them to go out and enjoy the place. Like all the other coaches, he would tell his players to make it a point to get back at the hotel on time. It’s nice that they have their gps and garmin to help them navigate in the area. Whether they’d go on a bar or stroll around the mall, they wouldn’t feel lost.