Just announced today by Soccerex, English Premiere League Club Chelsea FC is teaming up with the legendary cartoon The Simpsons for an upcoming March episode that highlights the club and the sport. The episode entitled, “You Don’t Have to Live Like a Referee” will center on the recruitment of Homer Simpson as a soccer referee. Never short on star power, superstar soccer players Petr Cech, Eden Hazard, Frank Lampard, John Terry and Fernando Torres will make a guest appearance in the episode. This collaboration extends beyond the small screen, as Chelsea FC will be featured on a line of Simpson themed soccer merchandise, promotions and content. The club joins FC Barcelona, Zenit Saint Petersburg, Corinthians, FC Porto, Juventus and Boca Juniors, who have similar partnerships with Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products.
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Are you looking to score during your World Cup 2014 tour of Brazil? For those fans who planned to send the message with the latest line of Adidas t-shirts, the Brazilian government wants you to know its not that type of party. The World Cup 2014 sponsor released a new line of t-shirts that paired thongs with images of a national landmark. In response, country authorities filed a complaint in an effort to combat against sexual tourism as a selling point for the tournament’s tourists. Adidas has subsequently pulled these limited edition tees. They were only available for purchase in the United States.
Do you think Adidas' “lighthearted” messages were lost in translation? Or, do you think the brand knowingly crossed the line?
I look forward to hearing your thoughts.
Music plays such an important role in Brazilian culture that it is only fitting that the official slogan of next year’s FIFA World Cup is All in One Rhythm. To help aspiring musicians and football fans add to the beat of the tournament, Sony will launch a global SuperSong contest on December 2, 2013. Participants will submit original song proposals for the opportunity to have your music selected, recorded, performed by Ricky Martin and included on the official FIFA World Cup 2014 album.
Here’s a link to the announcement with all of the contest details: http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/newsid=2224063/index.html
For those who do decide to enter, please let me know so we can show our support!
What was that one chant, mantra or phrase that helped you win the game? In honor of World Cup 2014, the “Be There with Hyundai Contest” is helping fans use word power to energize their national team with a global slogan competition.
Get creative and come up with a motivational slogan that will inspire your team to raise the trophy on July 11th. One entry for each national team will be selected to appear on the respective team bus for the entirety of the global tournament. Deadline for entries is February 27, 2014.
To learn how to enter: http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/be-there-with-hyundai