With the recent arrests of top FIFA officials (not including Blatter himself), the sport regulatory body has been thrust into the spotlight here in the U.S. Possibly antithetical, considering professional soccer is still struggling a bit stateside, we do love a good scandal. Though there are loads to know about FIFA, the corruption charges, and their president, Sepp Blatter, we really want to highlight the man in charge. Here is our rundown of the dumbest piles of nonsense Sepp Blatter has ever said. This was a tough list to compile, we were spoilt for choice. Take a moment and hear what Last Week Tonight's John Oliver had to say, then we'll count 'em down.
So, in no particular order, here are our favorite* Sepp Blatter quotes.
"Let the women play in more feminine clothes like they do in volleyball. They could, for example, have tighter shorts."
The gentleman in charge of international regulations regarding the sport has some... interesting thoughts about female athletes. And by "interesting" I mean archaic and misogynistic.
David Letterman Retires
22 years and 4,263 episodes after the first episode of the Late Show with David Letterman debuted, David Letterman signed off for the last time, “That’s pretty much all I got… thank you and good night,” Letterman said at the end of last Wednesday’s final episode. While you may be somber about Letterman’s retirement, just watch this video montage that aired during the Foo Fighters performance of “Everlong” on Wednesday night and you’ll be sure to let out a few chuckles.
1) It’s not just auditory, it’s a full experience
With the promotion of his True Colors album and upcoming tour, Zedd is pioneering fan-interactive scavenger hunts. Cities like Chicago, Austin, Denver, and L.A. have already been hit up by hordes of twenty-something fans sprinting through the streets and snapping shots of themselves on smartphones in order to get in the running for special Zedd access experiences. Thus far, the 50 luckiest/most scavengery fans in each city have been swept away to a secret location to hear a new song from True Colors, as well as the opportunity to meet and chat with the electro-virtuoso himself.
For the True Colors Tour, he has announced 32 stops, ten of which are yet to be revealed. Keeping fans on the hook ensures interaction and reaction, not to mention he’s bound to provide a pleasant surprise for fans close to the as-yet-unrevealed locations.
Because humans have devolved to possessing less attention span than goldfish, it stands to reason that our music videos are now films. Or our films are music videos. Or something like that. Last night at the Billboard Music Awards, Taylor Swift premiered her video for “Bad Blood,” her newest single and collaboration with the inimitable Kendrick Lamar – who himself is promoting a new album “To Pimp a Butterfly.” From the perspective of lyricality, the crossover is a curious one, as Lamar continually turns out thought-provoking rhymes while Swift’s milieu is bite-sized, poppy lyrics on a loop. However, we gotta admit the song and video are pretty damn badass. Despite the fact that assassins cum supermodels is a bit of a trope at this point, the vid is great, and Lamar perfectly complements Swift’s choruses, taking the former country girl to the next level.
So whatever about the song, let’s get to the eye candy. This video is so chock-full o’ kick-ass ladies, it was hard to pick a favorite cameo, but here goes. (To be clear, Lamar is not listed as he is a collaborator, ergo would not qualify as a cameo, but his character is Welvin da Great.)
The 10 Most Killer Cameos in TSwift's Ass-Kicking "Bad Blood" Video
10) Cara Delevigne as Mother Chucker (selected primarily for the most obvious and still funny nickname)
U2 as Street Performers
After U2 cancelled their week long residency on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon due to Bono’s serious bicycle accident last year, the band recently returned to the show ahead of their iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE Tour. A segment that aired on the episode featured Jimmy Fallon and U2 disguised as street performers as they put on a show at the 42nd Street subway station in Manhattan. At first, the band’s disguises seemed to work a little too well, but as soon as Jimmy Fallon announced who these street performers really were to the small group gathered around, the crowd grew a bit larger.