In a match that appears to be Barcelona v Barcelona, Victor Valdes takes out both Carles Puyol and David Villa with one tackle in the box, launching the two players into an unsettling Human Centipede-type situation. Unfortunately for Puyol, he is the back end.
Bringing the whole thing to a suitably odd conclusion, Puyol has a full-bodied convulsion with his face still attached to Villa’s backside before they both stand up and walk away like they didn’t just share the most intimate moment of their lives. Now who’s ready for another Clasico?
— oh boy this is a super interesting article about messi and ronaldo’s non-rivalry
well then i guess in accordance with this arbitrary standard of ‘good person’ that tumblr is operating under today, barca and rm are equal.
The problem is that by doing so, you condemn yourself to a life of always being at least a little angry about a thing you supposedly love, a life of storing up slights and spinning them into bitter little stories, a life of basically hostile, suspicious, and un-fun commitment to a thing that only exists to give you joy. The sole and entire point of sports is to enjoy sports; even if you think athletic competition has a deeper purpose, that it helps with moral instruction or enforcing community ties or whatever else, it’s only able to serve that purpose because it’s fun in the first place. If your love of soccer has brought you to a point where you’re no longer really able to see the game as something wonderful and amazing except in narrow moments of unequivocal triumph, then you are doing it wrong, no matter how many kills you rack up on the internet. On that note, it’s also not unimportant that the mind-warp of hyperpartisanship is eventually going to make you think and say things that are, let’s be frank, really fucking stupid, and that there’s no need for you to be really fucking stupid just to support your club."
w/r/t 90% of real madrid supporters on tumblr
We shall go on to the end, we shall fight in Camp Nou,
we shall fight on the social networking sites
we shall fight with growing confidence and the growing strength of our twitter followers, we shall defend our passive-aggressive facebook statuses, whatever the cost may be,
we shall fight on tumblr,
we shall fight on gchat,
we shall fight in anon asks and instant messages,
we shall fight in hate texts;
we shall fight, and even if, which I do not for a moment believe, La Liga or a large part of it were subjugated and starving, then our Corporate Empire beyond the seas, armed and guarded by the PR fleet, would carry on the struggle, until, in God’s good time, the New World, with all its power and might, steps forth to reveal that we are all giant babies.”