Weeds and dirt and worms and flowers. Soon enough, every sinew of our being will be overloaded with the stuff. There’s no escaping it in our mortal flesh, and the corroding effect of time even conspires to destroy man’s most hallowed creations.
Here are 20 once-great footballing grounds that have since been decimated by the ravages of old age.
Sunday’s 1-1 draw between Newcastle United and Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park kept both teams rooted in the Premier League’s 10-team relegation scrap, and perhaps that was the motivation for this pitch invader’s attempt to literally drown his sorrows on the field.
The man’s antics included pouring beer all over his face, going on a short jog before getting absolutely truck-sticked by a vigilant steward and then offering a flurry of wanker gestures and Bronx salutes while being escorted from the ground. What a day out.
I hope you watched Liverpool versus Tottenham this afternoon. If the Super Bowl comes close to matching the dramatics of this match, we’ve got a repeat of New England-Atlanta on our hands. It was madness. It was pandemonium. It was classic Greek tragedy.
Mohamed Salah’s legend as the most likable footballer on the planet grew and the penalty drama (x2) will never be resolved, but my word did Victor Wanyama lace one. Personally, I saw zero trace of the ball as it pulverized the ol’ onion bag (sorry for that reference).
This Chicharito goal vs Brighton is one to remember. Sadly for West Ham, it was not nearly enough as they lost 3-1 against the Seagulls in English Premier League action on Saturday.
One game into the Mkhitaryan-Aubameyang Era, and Arsenal fans have declared victory. The New Arsenal is here.
Raheem Sterling is currently enjoying his best season as a professional, having already scored more goals this year (19) than any season in his career. Despite the 23-year-old’s breakout success, which includes 14 goals in 22 Premier League appearances, one question remains — one that anyone who has seen Raheem Sterling running has asked. What the hell is he doing with his arms?
Well, we finally have an answer, and it has to do with his mom.
No event defines an athlete’s career quite like the World Cup. It’s why people still look at Lionel Messi like he’s got something to prove (he doesn’t) and why the name Chris Wondolowski still brings a tear to the eye of many Americans. The 2014 World Cup made Mario Gotze an international icon, turned James Rodriguez into the hero of Colombians everywhere and earned DeAndre Yedlin a Spurs contract.