The unabashed homers on Norwegian TV reasonably expected a comfortable win against little ol’ San Marino in Norway’s World Cup qualifier on Tuesday. Instead of getting to channel their inner Elated Tiziano Crudeli, they were forced into Distraught Tiziano Crudeli mode when San Marino tied the game about an hour in:
The worst things about this video are, in order:
This is Jesper, a nice and cool cat that lives in Hedmark, Norway.
There are keyboard warriors out there, like myself, who will write all these words about how golf is a classist and racist and sexist and bullshit sport and how actually fuck that it’s not even a sport and how the easiest way to tell if you’re in the presence of a Grade-A, grass-fed fuckboy is to ask if he owns Hush…
Clearly, the approximate 8,000 daily calories consumed by a Tour de France rider are spread out, not eaten in one sitting, but that’s not the point of Nicolay Ramm’s stunt. He’s just doing this until he pukes, and that’s totally fine.
If you’re going to send a country home, this is how you send them on their way.
This Côte d’Ivoire team got hammered by Germany, gave up three goals to Thailand, only avoided a repeat beatdown at the hands Norway today on account of some sorry finishing, and will soon return home from their first World Cup thanks to their fourth-place group finish. But hey, Ange N’Guessan did belt in this, one of…
Mmm, the distance, the chip, the spin—this is just superb.
Yes, I am very aware of how crazy that headline sounds. Yes, I watched Die Nationalelf demolish Côte d’Ivoire, and how the score wasn’t 15-0 is beyond me. Germany are probably the best team in the world. They are the deepest team in the tournament besides the United States. They are a steamroller set to flatten…
Two decades ago Norway were a soccer power, finishing second at the 1991 World Cup and winning it all in 1995. But recent years have seen a tactically naïve Norway surpassed, or at least equaled, by nations that got a later jump on women’s soccer, like France, England, and Spain. While they should have no trouble…
The Norway women’s national soccer team is historically one of the best in the sport. Along with the USWNT, Norway are the only ones to have won both Olympic gold and the World Cup. It makes sense, then, that Nike would want to be the official jersey sponsor for a team with such pedigree. What doesn’t make sense is…
You know how when you're in the middle of a video game and you save at one point, keep on playing, only to realize you messed something up and go reload from your last save? Well, UEFA is pretty much doing the same thing to rectify a referee's error late in a women's U19 Euro Championship qualifying match.
Six cyclists preparing to start a race in Østlendingen, Norway, were hospitalized today after they all drank laundry detergent, believing it to be some kind of sports drink. They are all fine, so it's OK to laugh.
Here, in concise form, is everything that (probably) went through cameraman Steffen Tronstad's head while trying to shoot the Norwegian Rally Championship:
"Bjoerndalen looks good—he's hangin' it all out there—but will it be enough?"
A wonderful find by Sean Leahy at Puck Daddy today. From Norway's second tier, here's Narvik's 22-year-old forward Adrian Alvarstein getting down after a win on Saturday. Just try to watch this without getting hyped.
This is from Norway. The groom is terribly afraid of heights, and bungee jumping and parachuting are two activities he specifically wants to avoid during his bachelor party. But he's got great friends, so of course they're taking him bungee jumping. Or so he's led to believe.
Or maybe you don't. I'm not judging.