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  • MLS reporter Kelli Tennant takes ball to the back of the head, carries on like a trooper

    Ryan Bailey at Dirty Tackle15 hrs ago

    In the build-up to Vancouver Whitecaps' 2-2 draw with LA Galaxy on Saturday, TWC reporter Kelli Tennant was smacked in the back of the head by a rogue football in the middle of a live broadcast. 

    Instead of taking a break to process the pain or turning around to make sense of the blow she just received, Tennant simply smiled and carried on with her sentence like nothing had happened. What a pro.

    The incident is reminiscent of Sky Germany reporter Jessica Kastrop, who has been struck under similar circumstances on two separate occasions (here and here).

    Tennant was able to see the funny side of the incident and later revealed that the Whitecaps quickly came over to offer apology hugs. She also brought attention to a sign that seemed to have been made just for her...

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  • NASL club unveils new mascot with delightfully bizarre halftime presentation

    Brooks Peck at Dirty Tackle2 days ago

    Team mascots are almost always strange abominations of nature that have the ability to elicit joy from a crowd while also stealing souls through the eyes of non-believers. So it's only fitting that the unveiling of a new mascot capture this odd concoction of menace and glee.

    The NASL's San Antonio Scorpions, who you might remember as the club that recently bought a striker for free lodging and transportation, managed to pull this off at halftime of their home opener against Minnesota United. After teasing fans with a "mystery egg" featured in a slick advertising campaign that featured the photoshopped image of the club's president sitting atop a giant egg (below), the Scorpions delivered with a spectacle that is unlikely to be matched in this lifetime.

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