Sunday, March 23, 2014

Jorge Dyksen a Quadruple amputee is starting for his soccer team

Jorge Dyksen is a quadruple amputee from New Jersey, with hardwork, perseverance, and believe in himself he overcame great odds to play and start for his high school soccer team. He didn't let his condition halt him from doing his passion or keeping his spirits high.

Jorge Dyksen, 16 is a high school sophomore in New Jersey with no arms or legs. When he was an infant he was seriously affected with an infection that prevented blood from flowing through his fingers and toes, and the only way to save his life was to amputate both hands and both feet.

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Adidas Vs Nike for World Cup

Magista Nike
Magista Nike

Magista Nike
Magista Nike

 Puma, evoPOWER
Puma evoPOWER

Adidas, Samba
Adidas Samba

Adidas and Nike is having a marketing war as we head to the 2014 FIFA World Cup that will be held in Brazil and will start on June 12, 2014.

Both companies dominates the soccer kit industry that is worth more than $5 billion annually. They want to become the leader in hi-tech boots and jerseys to fans inspired by Argentine Lionel Messi (Adidas) and Brazilian Neymar (Nike).

Adidas Chief Executive Herbert Hainer said: "Forget all you may have heard or written about a weak Adidas performance in football in 2013. We are leading this category that is so close to the Adidas DNA."

"2014 is a football year and it will be an Adidas football year."

Adidas is targeting to reach a record annual soccer-related sales of 2 billion euros ($2.8 billion).

However, competition in this market is cut-throat since Nike which have $2 billion revenues from sport is upping up their game in soccer-related market. They will be providing kits for hosts Brazil and a total of 10 of the 32 finalists this year beating out Adidas and Puma.

Nike Brand President Trevor Edwards said that they will increase their sales since the World Cup is in Brazil.

"We couldn't be more excited about the World Cup being in Brazil. It will resonate around the world".

We will also see new boots technology that have bafefoot feel. Nike launched their new Magista boot that is based on Flyknit technology in which the upper part of the boots is made from knitted synthetic strands of material. It is a lightweight boots that is also durable. However, it's not cheap it will cost you $275.

Adidas for their part has launched "Samba" versions of its four main boots and will present its first "knitted" boot in mid-March.

While Puma wants their products to shift back to performance sports and away from fashion by launching a snug-fit bright orange "evoPOWER" boot with yellow laces offset to one side.

"It inspired by barefoot beach soccer in Brazil," Torsten Hochstetter, Puma global creative director said.

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Newcastle Manager Alan Pardew headbutt Hull player

Newcastle Manager Alan Pardew, Hull player, Alan Pardew headbutt, David Meyler

Newcastle United F.C. Manager Alan Pardew was thrown out for headbutting Hull player David Meyler. It happened in the 72nd minute of the game of Newcastle vs Hull City A.F.C. when the Newcastle were up 3-1. Meyler initiated the contact when he pushed Alan Pardew so that he can retrieve the ball for a throw-in. Pardew blew it and tried to headbutt David Meyler.

Though David Meyler wasn't successful in headbutting Meyler, it was enough to get himself thrown out. Meyler was also tagged with a yellow card for instigating the contact.

Newcastle prevailed and routed Hull City 4-1. After the game, Pardew told reporters: "I tried to push him away with my head and I shouldn't have done that. My team were terrific and it's only myself who had a poor performance."

Alan Pardew Post Match Interview After Head-Butting Incident:

Jeff Stelling's Amazing Reaction To Alan Pardew Head-Butting David Meyler