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#ManCandyMonday Some #WorldCup Action with Gerard Pique

Since the world is in the throes of soccer mania, I thought it would make sense to share a footballer with you today.

Gerard Pique was born in Barcelona and currently plays for FC Barcelona. He is a member of the Spanish team playing for the world cup and he is also Shakira’s partner.

He was a member of the 2010 Spanish team that won the World Cup in South Africa.

If you want to find out more about this delicious soccer #ManCandy, you can follow Gerard at these places:

Official Website
Facebook page
Twitter

I hope you enjoyed today’s #ManCandyMonday.


Gerard Piqué Euro 2012 vs France 01” by Дмитрий Неймырок – Football.ua. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons.

World Cup Cuties

With all my grandparents coming from the north of Spain – Galicia – there’s no doubt that my allegiances during the final game of the World Cup were with Spain. I don’t know whether it was a good game as I only caught the overtime period, but those last thirty minutes were quite exciting.

They also left me wondering, Why don’t I watch more soccer with so many cuties on the field? So who caught me eye besides the luscious striker David Villa who I blogged about a few weeks ago?

There was midfielder Cesc Fabregas who also plays for Arsenal (a Dutch team!)

Cesc Fabregas

Forward Fernando Torres who was unfortunately still recovering from knee surgery, but gamely struggling to play.

I could keep on going, but ladies, I think we should all think about watching a little more soccer! Every time I look there’s more eye candy for me to savor.

Guilty Pleasures Monday – David Villa

Besides watching my daughter play soccer for many years, my one real experience with viewing a match was several years ago when we had the opportunity to be in Rome for Holy Week. The Rome team was playing a team from Great Britain. Fans were in the streets everywhere, sporting their colors. The match was sold out, so we decided to buy chips, soda and some wine and go back to our lovely hotel room to spend the night watching the match.

It began and then it didn’t stop. None of the commercial breaks or big half time shows we were used to seeing with football or even baseball. Ninety minutes later, the show was over and we still had an entire night ahead of us. So we left our room and returned to exploring the streets of Rome.

The next day, since there had been some altercations in the stands, we were treated to the site of various fans sporting shiners, slings and assorted cuts and bruises.

Quite an experience and we did enjoy watching the game. I guess what makes me think about that game is the advent of the World Cup and all the hype. Like many Americans, I have little interest in the game, although I will watch the highlights to see which country won what match. But thankfully, all the hype has helped me select this week’s Guilty Pleasure Monday! What do you all think of Spanish soccer player David Villa? I think he’s kind of hot and I understand he’s quite a good footballer.

Photo Credit:  1000 Goals.com

If you’re in the mood to talk about demons and monsters today, take a moment to drop by the Danger Women Writing blog where I’ll be posting about various creatures of the night.