Cristiano Ronaldo is one of the best soccer players in the world. He’s speedy, creative, spontaneous, and explosive on the pitch. He’s won almost every team and individual honor known to man. Cristiano Ronaldo is a different monster altogether. His ability to transcend the sport and become a brand in and of himself is something the game hasn’t seen since the height of the David Beckham era. His reputation as an international playboy and seducer of the stars sometimes even precedes his reputation as an elite athlete. Yes, he’s scored with Paris Hilton and Kim Kardashian, but he scores goals too. He’s the face of Armani, and he peddles Nike, Coke and Pepe Jeans. He crashes Ferarris, has a thing for call girls and he’s sexy, suave and seriously ripped. Women want him, and men want to be him. He’s Cristiano Ronaldo, the global icon who kicks balls into really big nets. Read More...
By GQ.COM 26 April 12, Photo: Mariano Vivanco
From the token Geordie in a manufactured girl group to one of Britain’s most desirable women, we’re celebrating a decade in the public eye for the incomparable Cheryl Cole. Here, we look back at some of the ex-WAG and ex-X Factor judge’s hottest moments: See More…
The Bugatti Veyron Super Sport reached a Guinness World Records-certified top speed of 431 km/h or 268 mph. However, as Guinness notes, the cars shipped to customers are restricted to 258 mph — to protect the tires, which don’t hold up well at the higher speeds. The Veyron Super Sport has four enlarged turbochargers and bigger intercoolers; the 16-cylinder engine has a total of 1,200 horsepower and 1,106 lb.-ft. of torque. It is the fastest road car in production. The SSC Ultimate Aero held the previous Guinness record of 255.83 mph. The Bugatti Veyron Super Sport, depending on production details and foreign-exchange rates, will cost between $2.4 to $2.6 million.
Gareth Bale is one of the major stars in the Barclay’s English Premier League. While he is certainly proud to play for Wales, the fact doesn’t help his international career. Not being able to play at the big tournaments like a World Cup or the European Championship must be a major bummer for him. It is a similar situation like the one for Ryan Giggs, Manchester United’s superstar for almost 20 years. While he experienced the same faith with the National Team, Giggs is Welsh like Bale, he played in a top team and had plenty of international exposure.
There is nothing wrong with Bales checking on his possibilities to join a club that is playing for glory in the Champions League. Bale has quality to offer and would fit into the top teams in Europe. Bale leaving Spurs would be a major loss for the ambitions of Tottenham and could certainly put a stop on their efforts to establish a presence in the Champions League.
It has to be seen how Spurs can compete over the last few games and what eventually the outcome will be. After looking like a major competitor for third place in the Premier League, their hotness cooled down substantially. Inexperience and the continued rumors that Harry Redknapp will drop Spurs for the England job, ruined a promising campaign for Spurs.
This will cause some major speculation in the coming days and weeks. It already started with the possibility, or speculation, that Sir Alex at Manchester United might have his last season. United rival Manchester City and Roberto Mancini as well as Chelsea and Roberto Di Matteo are now up for speculations.
Guardiaola did an outstanding job at Barca and a line of interested clubs will probably form over the next days. Let’s enjoy that spectacle.
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Why You Want It: In 2011, Weihenstephaner Vitus won World’s Best Beer in the World Beer Awards. So what else do you need to know? It has floral and citrus notes, and tastes curiously (and deliciously) of banana! Weihenstephaner, or just Yummy Stephaner as we like to call it, is creamy, warm, and full of traditional German goodness! Köstlich! (Look it up.)
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