Monday, June 30, 2014

Is it just me? (World Cup Edition)

For those not following the World Cup, what are you crazy? Are you insane?  The past two days have had two penalty kick shootouts and a come from behind win in the 88th minute. There is no excuse, people!  You need to start watching.  And as I watch the games I have noticed that here are quite a few players and coaches running around down in Brazil that have evil twins.  Don't believe me?  Take a gander at these World Cup Lookalikes and see for yourself.  

***Images courtesy of Google.  I own nothing!!! 

France's Karim Benzema and Shia LeBeouf

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US star Aron Johannsson and Kevin Bacon


Spain's Sergio Ramos and a young Val Kilmer

I have not seen this comparison on any other World Cup site, but come on, they are practically identical twins!

Val Kilmer

French forward Olivier Giroud and James Roday

He is my new favorite World Cup player ever.   Viva France!

Spain's Xavi and Robert Downey Jr.

(For the record, how does this obvious resemblance NOT make a single internet list of World Cup Celebrity lookalikes??  Inconceivable!)

Commentator Michael Ballack and Matt Damon

Brazilian footballer David Luiz and Sideshow Bob

Spain's coach Vincent Del Bosque and Mr. Potato Head

Ghana forward John Boye and the Bride of Frankenstein

And speaking of Frankenstein,  Uruguay's Edinson Cavani anyone? 

And just to keep running with this theme....

Mesut Ozil and Igor


Shrek and Wayne Rooney


Portugal's Raul Meireles and Street Fighter's Zangief

Cameroon's Benoit Assou Ekotto and Crab Man from My Name is Earl (Eddie Steeples)

And finally....


Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Look, it's Kevin!

I know, I know, how could I not be posting a meme about Luis Suarez of Uruguay biting someone (FOR THE THIRD TIME) during a game?  Mostly because I don't have enough free storage from Blogger to fit them all in here.  Instead I will share just one simple World Cup meme that completely and totally nailed it:

And now I think of this every time Brazil plays....

Monday, June 23, 2014

What soccer game?

I am still not at a point where I can talk about the US v. Portugal game from last night.  So I will instead do what I do best, change the subject and avoid my feelings.  Here is the first installment in what I hope will be a recurring segment in Sweeneyville, called:

(Wings of Eagles is also known as "the expired food store")

This was the clear winner after today's visit:

The Tracy McGrady rubber duck, complete with mustache hairs.  Admit it, whenever you have imagined TMac in duck form, this is exactly what it looked like.

Saturday, June 21, 2014

What do you meme Spain is out?

If you still haven't been watching much of the World Cup, you really are missing out.  Even my kids have reluctantly starting getting sucked in, game after game.  I think I have seen every single game except maybe a half here or there.  I even watched Mexico play Cameroon on my phone while I was at work.  And bonus, I got to watch it with a real Mexican co-worker! We were really getting in to it- to the point that we almost got in trouble because the patients out in the lobby could hear us.  Hey, it was a classic soccer 0 - 0 nail biter! But, the biggest story line of this year's cup so far has been the shocking, humiliating, baffling first round elimination of Spain, the reigning World Cup Champions.  By all accounts it is so bizarre and ridiculous that I am beginning to think there was some sort of conspiracy involved for the players to throw the game. They lost to Holland 5-1 and then Chile beat them 2-0.  As the Internet would say, "They forgot how to soccer."  And speaking of the Internet, it has, as you can imagine, been very kind to Spain.  I have collected for you a nice assortment of memes and mockery.  Or as they say in Spain, meme-o's and mockeria.

(*My apologies to Brian and my kudos to Dave.)

Spain's recent winnings:



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Spain's Official World Cup Photo:

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Spain's newest kit design:

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Even Superman weighed in...


(Old guy is Spain's coach, other guy is Spain's goalkeeper)

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(Spain's forward, who sucked big time)


And finally, this was the text I got from Brian the next day...

Get your food storage ready, people!

Tuesday, June 17, 2014


So unless you have been living under a rock, and are so disconnected from any current reality that you are on the verge of becoming the President of the United States, you have to know by now that the US Men's National Soccer team beat Ghana last night 2-1 in an absolute thriller of a game.  After scoring 34 seconds into the game, our team overcame losing our star forward, Clint Dempsey breaking his nose, a goal from Ghana and losing one of our best defenders.  In the 88th minute of the game, John Brooks was subbed in and headed the ball off a corner kick to give us the win. And if you were wondering just who John Brooks is, and let's face it, pretty much everyone in the whole world was after that moment, well just take a gander at Wikipedia get yourself some education....

Oh, Internet wiseguys, you never let me down.

And for those of you that didn't see the actual goal yet, are you blind?  Do you live in outer space? Are you Amish and don't have electricity?  What the heck are you waiting for?  Click this video and watch the magic.

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Big Papi

It wouldn't be Sweeneyville without a cheesy video montage for Jacob!  Happy Father's Day :)

Thursday, June 12, 2014

I didn't want to have to do this, but...

Psychic Jess has made her prediction for the World Cup this year.
I flipped and flopped between Brazil and Argentina for days, but I think in the end the home crowd advantage will just be too much to overcome.  
Nevertheless, I hope Messi scores 1,000 goals.
And Neymar scores 3.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014


As promised, I have created World Cup Bingo for me and the kids to play during the games this year.  If you would like to print some of my bingo cards, which will make watching the World Cup soccer games more enjoyable by a factor of 7, CLICK HERE, scroll to the bottom and hit submit. It will print five at a time.  

I also decided that much like catching the golden snitch in Quidditch, there needs to be some sort of option that allows you to win automatically at any time during the game.  Therefore, I have created a list of 11 secret words, that, if uttered by Ian Darke (the greatest British football sportscaster in history), you win on the spot.  Keep your ears peeled.  I really feel that this is year for #5.


11. Garanimals
10. Silverish
9.  Muggle-born
8.  Meatball sub
7.  Furby
6.  Pickled
5.  Puddy-tat
4.  Pan flute
3.  Hangry
2.  Ski-ball
1.  Evaporated ham

Monday, June 9, 2014

Call the doctor, I have World Cup fever!!!

Only three more days until the World Cup begins once again!  I had a friend message me on Facebook last week that the local paper was looking for soccer fans to write a story about, so I emailed the reporter and Jacob and I got a few sentences written about us right at the end of the story!  Link is HERE.  And I did actually play World Cup Bingo with Luke last week while watching the US play Nigeria and it was quite entertaining!  As soon as I figure out how to link to it, I will post it.  In the meantime, please enjoy the latest "ad" for the World Cup, courtesy of Nike. If there is one thing this ad so perfectly captures, it is that footballers are synonymous with ridiculous hair.  

Thursday, June 5, 2014

What time is it?

It's finally time to post those first and last day of school comparison photos....

Cindy is certainly growing up! WAAHHHH!!!!

I would say Jacob handled this year rather well, wouldn't you?

Monday, June 2, 2014

T Minus 10 Days and Counting

Has it really been four years already? I think I might be getting just a little too excited about the World Cup starting on June 12.  I have been diligently working on my online Panini Fifa World Cup 2014 sticker album (now 54% complete)-  remember these Mom and Dad?  Now it has gone digital so no more buying the physical packs for a dollar a pop! (Even though they do sell these at Walgreen's).  Why just this morning I completed the Cameroon team page and I traded all four of my Miraslov Kloses!

I have also decided that I am going to do World Cup Bingo with the kids and devise some sort of eating game (because we don't drink) for me and Jacob.  When that fully comes to fruition, I will post my bingo cards and game rules here so everyone can enjoy.

And today the MLS Facebook page posted the new USA Team Anthem that has been created by the guy who did the anthem for RSL.  You have until June 16th to get this memorized....