Offside Quiz

As discussed on the most recent episode, here is the link to the Sccottish FA’s site that provides trainer videos and quizzes for those seeking to better understand the offside rule. For those who think they’ve already got it mastered, try the difficult setting and prepare to be humbled. Regardless, it’s an excellent way to waste more than a few hours attempting to become the greatest sideline official in history.

As mentioned by Taylor on the most recent show, here’s the Vine of Roy Hodgson that pretty much encapsulates his entire tenure as England manager. It starts out happy, then quickly transitions to confusion and anger, before ultimately settling on befuddled awkwardness.

Waltz

On the most recent episode of the show, Daryl and Taylor were pondering whether or not they could successfully travel around France for the 2016 Euros simply by mumbling the names of different French internationals. This, naturally, led to a discussion of Christoph Waltz’s claim that he could carry on conversations in Italian despite the fact that he does not actually speak the language. Here is Mr. Waltz on the Adam Carolla Podcast discussing his process for fake-speaking a language (Skip to 1:08:20 for the step-by-step guide).

We spent a long time talking about Sergio Ramos on the new Total Soccer Show, and how everyone only seems to remember his mistakes. Our basic thesis is that Ramos takes risks and gets to the ball first, but everyone only remembers the rare moments when he misses, because they look like horrible errors. The above video highlights the number of times Ramos gets it right.

It’s Koke’s individual highlights versus Chelsea from the 2013-4 Champions League semi-final.

Around the 6:40 mark of the new show, Taylor took a moment to overly explain a reference to “Sergio!”, the saxophone-sporting, suspender-wearing dynamo played by Jon Hamm. Here he is in all his glory!

The TSS podcast review of the game is on the way, but here are the highlights in case you need to catch up.

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As mentioned on the latest pod, cartoon Bart Simpson is funny, mascot Bart Simpson is dead-eyed and scary. Image is from Bart Simpson’s ceremonial signing with Zenit Saint Petersburg.

When the US plays the Czech Republic on Wednesday, they’ll very likely be up against Watford (and former West Brom) striker Matej Vydra. These highlights suggest Vydra is a) fast, and b) very fast. Expect Vydra to keep John Brooks on his toes.

Utrecht’s 18-year-old attacker Rubio Rubin has been named to the USMNT roster for the game against the Czech Republic. We found these highlights of Rubin in action for the US U-17 team while doing research to preview the game.