Turns Out Nigeria Really Did Decide To Show Up And Wreck Shit

On one of 1017 Thug’s standout tracks “Nigeria,” Young Thug taunts his enemies, “You nah wet me, I dare ya!” This was apparently the mindset this Nigerian team took to the World Cup, because boy, did they just bust Sweden’s ass in this match. Just look at this goal, and especially that pass! »6/08/15 6:08pm6/08/15 6:08pm


What Happens If The Nigerians Just Start Wrecking Shit? What Then?

Listen: No one is saying Nigeria are definitely going to descend into the Group of Death, do battle with three of the top 10 teams in the world, emerge on the other side unscathedish, demolish whatever knockout-stage horrors await them, and take a real shot at this thing. No one is saying that. But, they might. »6/05/15 4:45pm6/05/15 4:45pm

How Muslim Athletes Deal With Ramadan

For the first time since 1986, the World Cup and Ramadan will overlap. Ramadan's a month in the Islamic calendar—a lunar calendar—in which Muslims, among other things, abstain from food and water during the day, breaking fast at sundown. The fasting will start Saturday. There's a substantial number of Muslim athletes… »6/27/14 3:17pm6/27/14 3:17pm

Why Nigeria, Now Hardened Veterans, Will Be A Tough Out In Brazil

Nigeria come into Brazil with as much international tournament experience in the last few years as any team in the world, having won the 2013 African Cup of Nations and subsequently playing in the 2013 Confederations Cup. These experiences gave manager Stephen Keshi, a former Super Eagle himself, more opportunity to… »6/09/14 3:56pm6/09/14 3:56pm

This Was The Only Positive For Nigeria In The Basketball Game They Just Lost To The U.S. By 83 Points

The final was 156-73, and as we watched the end of it here in the Deadspin office, we kept marveling at how Andre Iguodala, James Harden, Deron Williams, and Kevin Love kept chucking three-pointers in the final minutes. It was as if the U.S. would lose if it didn't win by 70. »8/02/12 7:25pm8/02/12 7:25pm