France Make History To Qualify For The World Cup

After France lost to Ukraine on Friday in the first leg of their World Cup playoff 2-0, it seemed their hopes of traveling to Brazil were all but over. After all, no team had ever overcome a 2-0 deficit in the first leg of the playoffs to qualify for the sport's biggest tournament. To advance, France needed everything… » 11/19/13 7:53pm 11/19/13 7:53pm

Beer Of The Week: Stella Artois, Belgium's Allegedly French Beer

Apparently Stella Artois used to be advertised in the U.K. under the slogan "reassuringly expensive." Without knowing the relative merits of price and quality across the pond, I can only rejoice that such a snotty tagline has gone the way of doctors prescribing cigarettes. There is nothing reassuring about steep price in … » 11/17/12 9:55pm 11/17/12 9:55pm

The Zinedine Zidane Headbutt Statue Is A Powerful Homage To French…

You've probably heard by now that France - a country that Lady Liberty would tell you knows from great statues - has unveiled one of the world's finest tributes to tantrums. The pair of 16-foot resin figures outside the Pompidou Center depict everyone's favorite soccer violence blooper: Zinedine Zidane's forehead… » 9/29/12 10:55pm 9/29/12 10:55pm

French Soccer Stars Will Face Charges For Sexing 16-Year-Old Prostitute

Bayern's Franck Ribery and Real Madrid's Karim Benzema got into a spot of trouble in 2010, when a Paris prostitution ring was busted and their names popped up in a little black book. Even worse, it turned out they had paid for sex with then-16-year-old Zahia Dehar, who, in the players' defense, didn't tell them her… » 8/14/12 1:10pm 8/14/12 1:10pm

Here's The Absolute Worst Draft Analysis Written Today

It's early—like, 14 hours after the draft, and we empirically don't know how any of the players chosen will perform in the NBA—but I think we have already a winner for the trollingest post-draft column. To be fair to the Denver Post's Mark Kiszla, his job is to stir up shit. But this is something special. After a year… » 6/29/12 2:00pm 6/29/12 2:00pm

Patrice Evra Wipes His "Backside" With A Teammate's Shirt, France Beside…

What you see here is, evidently, a grown man and professional athlete wiping his "backside" with a shirt and then sniffing it. This quote, which is being attributed to a Parisian magazine, Le 10 Sport evidences France's apoplexy. » 6/03/12 5:30pm 6/03/12 5:30pm