Floating hotel could house Qatar's World Cup guests—or Bond villains

Where will Qatar put tens of thousands of football fans who will descend upon the nation for the 2022 World Cup? One proposal is to create an off-the-grid floating hotel island that could be towed to a new location once the tournament is over. » 2/10/14 1:20pm 2/10/14 1:20pm

Soccer is for wusses: Barefoot Fireball is the true sport of champions

If you've been looking for a way to spice up your regular soccer game, take a cue from these East Java footballers. They light a coconut on fire, douse all the players in salt and non-flammable spices, say a prayer, and start playing football. Take that, everyone who's ever said you shouldn't play with fire. » 10/13/12 4:00pm 10/13/12 4:00pm

Screw the World Cup, cat weightlifting is the sport of the 21st century

Stupid World Cup, breaking my sorta-but-not-really-interested-in-soccer heart every 4 years. Well, I'm done. This is the only sport I'm following. In 2012, nobody's going to be watching fútbol or checkerball or whatever. They'll be watching this. Trust me. [Japanator] » 6/26/10 2:42pm 6/26/10 2:42pm

Animal-Cyborg Soccer Slaves Of 2178

This new ad for Puma's v1.08 soccer boot freaks me out. In the year 2178, soccer players will have their legs ripped off and replaced with weird cyber-horse legs, so they can trot around and do kangaroo jumps for the amusement of their beer-swilling orthohuman masters. Until then, the ad says, the closest you can get… » 2/04/08 12:00pm 2/04/08 12:00pm