Turnovers plague the Eagles as the Washington Commanders end Philly’s perfect start to the season on Monday Night Football, Manchester United has fined Cristiano Ronaldo for his critical comments in an interview with Piers Morgan and Ted Lasso is bringing a little magic ahead of the World Cup!
JARED QUAY: We can put the whispers of an undefeated season in the city of brotherly love to bed as the Commanders surprisingly beat the Eagles on Monday night. I know. It’s going to be a crazy week. I don’t think the Eagles fans will be sweating this one too much. But you never know. If you can boo Santa Claus, you probably can boo an 8 and 1 record.
– It’s possible.
JARED QUAY: Across the pond, a star in a different kind of football is probably booing someone right about now. Manchester United did not take kindly to Cristiano Ronaldo mad dogging them on TV and have reportedly fined their superstar $1.2 million.
– $1 million.
JARED QUAY: What was all the fuss about you ask?
CRISTIANO RONALDO: Yes, I feel betrayed and I felt that some people that don’t want me here, not only this year but last year too.
JARED QUAY: Ronaldo feels disrespected. And Man-U is mad that Ronaldo is. mad.
– Mad mad mad mad.
JARED QUAY: So, when you’re mad, there’s only one thing you can do.
– Hit them where it hurts.
JARED QUAY: But does $1.2 million really hurt Ronaldo? A million dollar fine would hurt most of us regular people, but Ronaldo’s net worth is estimated around $500 million. So $1.2 million is like a parking ticket for that guy. Either way, it’s ugly over there. And it sounds like the World Cup might provide a perfect break for both sides when Ronaldo takes the pitch for Portugal.
We’ll all be tuning in to the World Cup to watch stars like Ronaldo and Messi take center stage. And many of us don’t need any extra motivation to watch.
– Football is life.
JARED QUAY: But a little show called “Ted Lasso” has brought soccer to millions of people who had no interest in the beautiful game before. And the Apple TV show isn’t content just to sit on its laurels. “Ted Lasso” star Brendan Hunt will be co-hosting a World Cup podcast. But even better than that, in perfect Ted Lasso fashion, billboards went up in the hometowns of the players on the Men’s US National Soccer team with personal messages written by the man himself.
– You’re a godsend, Ted Lasso.
JARED QUAY: That’s beautiful. And I don’t believe in miracles. But if there’s a fictional character who can inspire the US to win the World Cup, it would be Ted Lasso. I mean, US winning the World Cup is probably more fictional than Ted Lasso being a high school football coach and winning championships in Europe as a soccer football coach. But either way, I like this, all right–