The U.S. Men’s National team was eliminated from the 2014 World Cup yesterday after losing to Belgium. This was no fault of the USMNT goalkeeper, Tim Howard, however. Our goalie managed to stop just about every shot Belgium took. Unfortunately it wasn’t enough. USA eventually lost the match 2-1 but it could have been much, much worse if it wasn’t for Howard. He saved 16 shots which is the most saves by a goalie in the World Cup in the last 50 years. Soccer fans decided to celebrate Howard’s historical performance by creating the #ThingsHowardCouldSave hashtag which took over Twitter today. The hashtag produced some hilarious memes. We collected our favorites for your viewing pleasure. Check them out below.
If this doesn’t give you goose bumps, there is something wrong with you. Go ‘Merica!
Today is Iron Mike Tyson’s 48th birthday. It’s been 30 years since he made his professional boxing debut at only 18 years old. It didn’t take him long to become one of the most terrifying boxers to ever step foot in the ring. He was a knock-out machine. Tyson won his first 19 professional fights by knockout, 12 of them in the first round. His fights may have been short, but they were still entertaining. His highlight reel is still impressive after all these years. Check out his 5 greatest knockouts below.
I don’t think there’s any denying that right now Kevin Durant is “The Baddest.” The guy is a straight baller on the court, and makes basketball look so effortless.
You guys pumped for today’s match against Germany? If not, you should watch this video of Will Ferrell & Teddy Goalsevelt at the Fan HQ in Recife giving pep rally speeches.
So, apparently Bob Burnquist got some serious skills with the soccer ball. This video was put together for Hurley, and their Brasil team collection.
Boy oh boy! How about them boys in the red, white, and blue yesterday? Anyways, Nike has these pretty sweet Prestige soccer balls available on their website. Each one sports the colorway of a particular country, so that you can rep during the World Cup. Head here to grab your favorite.
To coincide with the ending of the NBA season last night, Jimmy Kimmel released another edition of his popular “Mean Tweets” segment.
In case you haven’t paid any attention to the first couple of World Cup matches today, here’s the biggest highlight that you missed. Van Persie made this absolutely amazing header in the Netherlands’ 5-1 romping of Spain, which it doesn’t seem like most people saw coming. Just watch this goal, and be in awe.
This isn’t the first time that Dead Dilly has re-imagined sports jerseys as if they were designed by fashion houses, check out what he did with the NBA here. This time around he takes a look at what World Cup jerseys would look like if famous fashion designers had their hands in the design process.
So, apparently people in Indonesia find the game of soccer a tad bit boring. How do they change that? Oh, just use a coconut soaked in kerosene & lit on fire as the soccer ball. Count me out.
Nike Football just released this pretty cool animated short with the World Cup drawing near. The video is called “The Last Game,” and stars Cristiano Ronaldo, Neymar Jr., Wayne Rooney, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Andres Iniesta, David Luiz, Franck Ribery, Tim Howard, and Ronaldo Fenomeno.
Now this looks like it takes some skill. Devin Supertramp’s latest video features a few athletes skateboarding on water with a little help from a Sea-Doo.