afootballreport:

A crown for a new king who couldn’t be stopped

He was shoved out. He could have dived. He could have taken the foul and slowed the game down. Instead, he stayed on his feet, knowing more than anyone that nothing could stop him. Gareth Bale stepped up, and now there are no doubts. Madrid will remember this one legendary run for years to come. [Art by Kendall Henderson. Words by Eric]

n0rthernl1ghts:

All Hail The Queen

Hypocrisy

gotemcoach:

Remember:  Being this historically bad is just as unique, and just as special, as being the best.  Here’s to the Worst Los Angeles Lakers that I, or anyone else, has ever seen.
Good riddance.  God, you make me sick.
#GotEmCoach

gotemcoach:

Remember:  Being this historically bad is just as unique, and just as special, as being the best.  Here’s to the Worst Los Angeles Lakers that I, or anyone else, has ever seen.

Good riddance.  God, you make me sick.

#GotEmCoach

afootballreport:

96 People

In April 1989, 96 people went to watch a football match and never came home. They went there to see their beloved Liverpool — and, today, a quarter of a century later, before one of the club’s biggest games ever, those fans were honored beautifully.

Afterward, led by their captain, Steven Gerrard — the paragon of loyalty in a sporting era that often rewards money-grabbing and title hunger far more than fidelity to a cause — they won the game, 3-2, and set themselves up for their first league title since 1990.

When the game finished, Gerrard had tears in his eyes — and while some of those were no doubt down to a mixture of relief, exhaustion, and the thrill of victory — a lot of them were down to something more.

Gerrard’s cousin, Jon-Paul Gilhooley, died at the stadium in 1989 when he was only 10. While most of the time we can freely admit that sports are just sports — and the narratives we spin are irrationally inflated to feed our obsession with a game — sometimes they are something way more important than that.

Sometimes, sports say a lot about life and help us heal wounds that we once thought never could even begin to heal — and today was one of those times. #JFT96 [Posted by Zack]