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  • President Obama fulfills World Cup beer bet with Belgium

    Brooks Peck at Dirty Tackle23 hrs ago

    In the build-up to the World Cup round of 16 match between the U.S. and Belgium, Belgian Prime Minister Elio Di Rupo tweeted a friendly wager to President Obama, betting an unspecified amount of his nation's beer that they would win.

    Hey @BarackObama, I am betting some great Belgian beers that our @BelRedDevils will make it to the quarter final! :-) #ComeOnBelgium #BEL

    Though Obama never responded to the wager (he does have roughly 46.4 million more followers on Twitter, after all), he has paid up.

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  • Future News: Mario Balotelli to tutor children in Liverpool

    Brooks Peck at Dirty Tackle2 days ago

    Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli has announced plans to start his own tutoring service for school children in the city. The 24-year-old Italian international says that he will do the tutoring for "Tutoring by Mario" himself in order to ensure that his "real world" lesson plan is properly executed.

    "Education is important," Balotelli told reporters while riding a jet ski in a standard sized bathtub. "Rich footballers like me need doctors to keep us healthy and bankers to watch our money, so Tutoring by Mario will prepare children who aren't good at football to do those jobs in the future."

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  • Puebla defenders train in wolf masks to make them more aggressive

    Brooks Peck at Dirty Tackle3 days ago

    Ronaldinho could make his Liga MX debut against Puebla on Friday and to prepare for this challenge, the Puebla defenders have been training in wolf masks. Yes, wolf masks.

    The idea came from eccentric Puebla manager Chelis, who recently returned to the club after a four year absence that included a stint in MLS with Chivas USA. It was intended to instill in the players that they need to fight for the ball like a pack of wolves. He credits Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone for the original idea, but the masks were a Chelis touch.

    "It's sending the message with an anchor, the anchor is the mask," Chelis told the club's website. "To understand that every time you go to play a ball and anchors you in the idea, remember you're a dog, I have to go for it, fight it, steal it and defend it."

    You can see the wolf dogs in action about 1:50 into the video below...

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