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The Destruction That Lionel Messi Leaves In His Wake, Visualized

07/01/2015
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The Destruction That Lionel Messi Leaves In His Wake, Visualized

No, Messi hasn’t scored all that many goals in the Copa America. One so far. A PK, at that. But during Tuesday night’s semifinal against Paraguay, he not only dished out three assists in the totally predictable 6-1 victory … #ARG 6 #PAR 1 — Brian P. Hickey (@BrianPHickey) June 30, 2015 … but as…

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Louden Appeared On The Local Fox Affiliate In Advance Of The Barca/Juve Match

06/06/2015
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Louden Appeared On The Local Fox Affiliate In Advance Of The Barca/Juve Match

It all started with this Tweet from Fox29′s Karen Hepp: Good Morning! #fox29weekend Are you celebrating something today? Graduations? Weddings?! The first… https://t.co/rYay6vU47O — Karen Hepp (@KarenFox29) June 6, 2015 Quickly, I realized that, yo, we’re celebrating today’s Barca match and, yo, that Barca match appears on Fox29. What happened next was meant to be:…

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Watch Messi’s Copa Del Rey Goalazo As Called By 16 Different Commentators [Video]

06/01/2015
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Watch Messi’s Copa Del Rey Goalazo As Called By 16 Different Commentators [Video]

My words can’t describe the glory of Lionel Messi’s first goal in Saturday’s Copa Del Rey final vs. Athletic Bilbao. And, quite frankly, no one’s can. But why not just watch and listen to 16 commentators try anyway! (H/T @RolandBui)

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11 Worse Things About FedEx Field Than Messi Not Playing Vs. El Salvador

03/29/2015
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11 Worse Things About FedEx Field Than Messi Not Playing Vs. El Salvador

Louden, Bride Hickey and I drove down to Fed Ex Field in Landover, Md. for Saturday’s international-soccer friendly between Argentina and El Salvador. Obviously, I wasn’t going to pass on the opportunity to see Soccer God Lionel Messi with my (own) eyes. Obviously, it was a disappointment that he did not play (though I would…

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Here’s Video Of Lionel Messi’s 2004 Debut For Barcelona

10/17/2014
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Here’s Video Of Lionel Messi’s 2004 Debut For Barcelona

Ten years ago this week, Lionel Messi first stepped on the pitch for FC Barcelona. Thank God. Here’s footage of that momentous occasion that sparked a career that has brought, and continues to bring, a lot of people a lot of joy.

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El Clásico Recap: Barcelona Thrives; Real Madrid Whines [with photos and video]

03/24/2014
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El Clásico Recap: Barcelona Thrives; Real Madrid Whines [with photos and video]

FC Barcelona won a typically mesmerizing El Clásico vs. Real Madrid on Sunday. The final score was 4-3. It pulled Barca back within one point of the La Liga lead. A loss would have knocked them out of contention. Lionel Messi, the G.O.A.T., scored a hat trick in the match (though two were from the…

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You Need To See Lionel Messi’s Free Kick Vs. Almeira

03/03/2014
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You Need To See Lionel Messi’s Free Kick Vs. Almeira

Oh my. Oh me oh my. Lionel Messi is getting himself back to peak form just in time for the World Cup, is he not? I shouldn’t be amazed by his magic on the pitch, after seeing so many indescribable tricks so far in the past several years. But sweet Jesus, look at the bend…

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OMG OMG OMG, 60 Minutes Is Doing A Segment On Barca This Sunday Night

01/04/2013
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OMG OMG OMG, 60 Minutes Is Doing A Segment On Barca This Sunday Night

Programming Note: “Many soccer fans believe that Barcelona’s professional team is the best there is. Some even think it’s the best collection of players ever assembled in the sport’s 150 year history. Bob Simon profiles the Spanish “football” club and the training system it built that produces such gifted players that nearly 70 percent of…

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Watch The 91 Goals That Lionel Messi Scored In 2012

12/26/2012
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Watch The 91 Goals That Lionel Messi Scored In 2012

Yeah, yeah, I know, I posted a video of the first 86 of these earlier in December. But you know what, this is for the historical record and when it comes to Messi, the historical record need be accurate. So here: Also, check out @PolkPanther‘s stellar graphic mapping the spot from where each of Messi’s…

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Here’s a Great Shot of Lionel Messi After Xavi’s Decisive Goal vs. Granada

09/22/2012
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Here’s a Great Shot of Lionel Messi After Xavi’s Decisive Goal vs. Granada

So, I didn’t get home from a friend’s daughter’s third birthday party until the 79th minute of today’s Barcelona/Granada match. But oh, those lingering minutes were something else. For a team that hasn’t beaten Barca in about forever, theirs was a stoic stand. Alas for them, it was not to be when Xavi plunked one…

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