Does what it says on the tin — animals randomly invading the fields of various sporting events. Dogs get pride of place, and seem to think they're participating. But it's not just dogs.
Holy intellectual property law, Batman, why are you beefing with this Spanish soccer team?
If you're having trouble understanding what happened in the World Cup today, then perhaps this highly scientific Pokémon image of Mega 'mon versus baby Pokémon can break it down for you.
Over at FiveThirtyEight Sports, Benjamin Morris makes a thoroughly convincing case that Argentina's Lionel Messi is the world's best soccer player. Even if you're not big on sportsball, the statistical rigor in Morris' analysis –and the athletic supremacy revealed thereby – is enough to make any data nerd squee.
You might have heard there's some kind of soccer/futbol/football sporting event happening this week. I assumed that's what inspired artist Nerea Palacios to design these amazing Nike-style, Game of Thrones soccer uniforms for the major Houses of Westeros. They're fantastic.
Talk about dropping the ball. Earlier today, Juliano Pinto — a 29 year-old paraplegic — successfully kicked off the 2014 FIFA World Cup by using a mind-controlled exoskeleton. But sadly, most TV networks failed to show it.
When the 2014 FIFA World Cup gets started on June 12 in Brazil, the world's greatest soccer players will be booting around one of the most advanced balls ever created for the sport — and the science proves it.
Where will Qatar put tens of thousands of football fans who will descend upon the nation for the 2022 World Cup? One proposal is to create an off-the-grid floating hotel island that could be towed to a new location once the tournament is over.
If you've been looking for a way to spice up your regular soccer game, take a cue from these East Java footballers. They light a coconut on fire, douse all the players in salt and non-flammable spices, say a prayer, and start playing football. Take that, everyone who's ever said you shouldn't play with fire.
How do you get Americans interested in soccer? Ultimate Tazer Ball claims to have the solution. For one thing, you make the balls much bigger and the teams much smaller. For another, you arm each of the players with a stun gun.
The founders of the RoboCup competition have a simple, reasonable dream: to build a team of robotic soccer players who'll win the World Cup by 2050. Here's a sample of the finest fútbol-bots from Virginia Tech's Robotics and Mechanics Laboratory.
In 1997, Brazilian soccer player Roberto Carlos scored on a free kick that first went right, then curved sharply to leftwards in what looked like a physics-defying fluke. We've finally discovered the physics equation that shows it was no fluke.
Whether or not you're enthralled by the World Cup, this Roberto Carlos score — dubbed "the Impossible Goal" — is a wonder from the perspective of physics.
This new ad for Puma's v1.08 soccer boot freaks me out. In the year 2178, soccer players will have their legs ripped off and replaced with weird cyber-horse legs, so they can trot around and do kangaroo jumps for the amusement of their beer-swilling orthohuman masters. Until then, the ad says, the closest you can get…
Adidas yesterday announced the rollout of a new space-age soccer ball that knows where it is. As it rolls around the soccer field, the smart ball uses a magnetic field to figure out its location — particularly when it's near the goal — and relays the data to the referee. No more analyzing footage to figure out what…