Clearly, this is the inspiration for the Olympic soccer ball color palette.
Never mind the London 2012 logo, which is atrocious all by itself. Did they have to make the official soccer match ball neon blue, yellow, and pink? Or as the Sounders would call them, super cyan, electric yellow, and um, bubble gum pink. Seriously, this looks like the kind of soccer ball that would come with one of my sister’s Barbies in the 80s. The only upshot of this thing is it’s so ugly it’s going to make players want to kick it even harder.
Finally, the new Kick channel on YouTube has another four minutes of Stu Holden adorableness in episode 2 of “No Holden Back.” Sadly, he confirms on Jimmy Conrad’s “Mixer” show on Kick that his videographer is also his girlfriend.