5-POINT FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 1st, 2019
Updated: May 25, 2020
This article was originally published on February 1st, 2019.
Here is this week's dose of “5-Point Friday”. A weekly round-up of the sports news and stories that I find most interesting and enjoyable.
What I have been listening to -
We came to win, by Nando Vila (@nandorvila). Over the past few weeks I have been listening to Nando and his team cover lesser-known stories, that have surrounded the FIFA World Cup. The one story that I found the most interesting is the story of the 1974 Zaire team.
Rugby League story that I enjoyed -
The National Rugby League (NRL) launched a new advertising campaign. The difference about this campaign is that it was aimed at hijacking the Super Bowl. Billboards have been placed in Atlanta ahead of the Super Bowl, taking aim at the U.S.' tendency for labeling their sports teams 'world champions'. "
Americans always claim their domestic league winners, whether it's NBA, MLB or NFL are the World Champions," NRL CEO Todd Greenberg (@Todd_Greenberg) explained.
Women's Soccer news that I'm excited for -
Athletic Bilbao set a new record for attendance at a women’s soccer game in Spain as 48,121 watched their side’s Copa de la Reina quarter-final tie against Atletico Madrid on Wednesday. The figure beats that of any attendances for Athletic’s men’s La Liga games this season, with 46,884 the biggest crowd at the 53,289 capacity new San Mames stadium.
Sports story I have been paying attention to -
After the disappearance of Argentine striker Emiliano Sala last week. Players and fans created an emotional tribute, at their first home game since their former strikers went missing. Nantes players wore shirts bearing the name of their former team-mate and play was stopped in the ninth minute as players and fans took part in a minute's applause, which reduced Nantes manager Vahid Halilhodzic to tears.
What I am watching -
7 Days out: League of Legends by..., the documentary focuses on focuses on the days leading up to the grand finals of the 2018 North American Spring Split between 100 Thieves and Team Liquid. Further encompassing a heartbreaking reaction to Team Liquid's Yiliang "Doublelift" Peng, personal problems that unfurled during the tournament.
Have a wonderful weekend all!