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  • Bayern Munich had a presentation event for their new bus and it was very silly

    Brooks Peck at Dirty Tackle56 mins ago

    The kit launch is old news. If football clubs are going to truly capture the imaginations of their fans, they have to find something new. Something big. Something that will inspire a new generation of supporters. And Bayern Munich have found that next big thing: bus unveiling.

    Bayern held a special event outside Allianz Arena on Tuesday night, where they unveiled their new bus to a group of people who have made such terrible life choices that they found themselves at a bus unveiling. And Bayern spared no expense with this presentation. Like your fifth birthday party, they even had a magician who magically made the bus appear from behind a curtain that shrouded the stage for a convenient amount of time. It was the kind of illusion that would fit perfectly in Gob Bluth's highlight reel.

    And what's so special about this bus? Have a look for yourself...

    Most importantly, it has seats. This is where the players will sit. And cup holders. Which will hold the players cups.

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  • A schedule of events for FIFA's World Summit on Ethics in Sports

    Brooks Peck at Dirty Tackle6 hrs ago

    On September 19, FIFA will host the first World Summit on Ethics in Sport at their headquarters in Zurich. Seriously. This is actually happening.

    From FIFA's announcement of the event that just anyone other than FIFA is more qualified to host:

    “Ethics and integrity are essential in the world of sport and are topics that have continued to gain importance for FIFA and the football community in recent years," said FIFA President Blatter. "We therefore welcome the opportunity to host this special summit and look forward to a fruitful debate among international experts on these important topics.”

    DT has obtained the program of events for the summit. Here it is in full...

    9:00-9:10 am — Opening address and denial that the summit is all an elaborate prank from FIFA president Sepp Blatter

    9:10-9:20 — Welcome from Tokyo Sexwale, Official Friend of Mr. Blatter

    9:20-10:30 — Inaugral panel: "Are ethics really that important? Maybe not."

    10:30-10:50 — Reflections on how ridiculous this is.

    10:50-11:15 — Break (from ethics)

    11:15-12:30 — Workshops:

    -Workshop 1: Deflecting blame.

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