Freddy Adu Scored The Saddest Free Kick You'll Ever See

Remember Freddy Adu? Remember the guy that was supposed to save American soccer? Four months ago he signed with Kuopion Palloseura, in the Finnish first division. They’re the eleventh team the still-somehow-only-26-year-old Adu has played for: D.C. United —> Real Salt Lake —> Benfica —> AS Monaco —> Belenenses… »7/02/15 10:20pm7/02/15 10:20pm

Sportsnet has a cool profile of Antti Makinen, who calls NHL games live, alone, at 2 a.m. in Finland

Sportsnet has a cool profile of Antti Makinen, who calls NHL games live, alone, at 2 a.m. in Finland. He is in the United States to call the Stanley Cup Finals in person though, and got to bellow countryman Teuvo Taravainen’s name when he scored the game-tying goal in Game 1. [Sportsnet] »6/06/15 11:33am6/06/15 11:33am

Why Did The Globe And Mail Take Down Its Story About How Kyle Turris Hates Finland?

After supposedly "returning" from the Finnish SM-Liiga, Kyle Turris complained about his lockout home to The Globe and Mail, in just the latest of a few such stories to come out recently. The Globe and Mail piece covered the usual stuff: the food sucked, the travel sucked, "they spoke a different language." »12/18/12 6:50pm12/18/12 6:50pm

Climbing The Glass And Blowing A Kiss Is Our New Favorite Hockey Goal Celebration

That's Iiro Vehmanen of TuTo during a Finnish Metsis League game earlier this week. Be sure to listen to the audio, too. Twice, the announcer throws a "Rocky Balboa" out there in between a bunch of Finnish words. Our thoughts exactly. This has been your Deadspin pre-NHL lockout hockey highlight. »9/14/12 4:10pm9/14/12 4:10pm

Ducks Captain Ryan Getzlaf Apparently Challenged A Nightclub Full Of Finns To A Fight

Reasonable hockey fans have spent much of the past week sticking up for Alexander Radulov and Andrei Kostitsyn of the Nashville Predators. Barry Trotz benched both forwards for game three of the Western Conference semifinals after they missed curfew, and then he benched them again for game four. It seemed like Trotz's… »5/07/12 12:50pm5/07/12 12:50pm