You'll forgive us if, for a little bit during Bayer Leverkusen and Wolfsburg's Bundesliga clash Sunday, our attention was taken away from the actual soccer being played.
You see, there was a ladybug. FOX Sports 1 analyst Eric Wynalda was particularly fixated by the little insect.
Mario Balotelli was not called up for Italy's World Cup qualifiers this international break, so the Nice forward had some time on his hands. He used that time to race motorcycles.
We think this is a very good use of his time. Motorcycles are fun! Mario Balotelli is also fun, so this is a perfect combination. We would like to see this sort of thing more often, honestly.
We are also very proud of Balotelli for evidently winning the race.
Leon defeated Tigres 1-0 on Saturday with Mexican international Elias Hernandez scoring the lone goal, but the game’s best sequence of action was saved for the 88th minute when winger Andres Andrade performed a dribble worthy of the club’s La Fiera moniker.
Andrade left Tigres’ Jorge Torres splayed on the floor twice in the space of four seconds. Torres responded by attempting to slice Andrade’s Achilles, but the defender’s premeditated bit of violence only served to highlight the destruction that Andrade had unleashed.
It's no secret that soccer fans in America get a lot flak for being fans of such a "lame" sport. We always counter their criticisms of soccer with "it's the most popular sport in the world" and "in football you don't even use your feet 99% of the time". Nevertheless, they still mock us relentlessly, and who does more than the rest? NFL fans.