Sports!… Yes, so Thankful for that! #HappyThanksgiving!

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I’ve been living in the United State for a while now, and I was happy to included this celebration in my life, I try  to be thankful each day, even when things are complicated and is hard to find something to be thankful, even then there is always something or someone for what we can say “Thanks”.

I have so much to be thankful for, my family and friends, they are the biggest blessing in my life, but I am also thankful for this space, this blog that have given me the chance to share and talk about sports with you!

Thanks for always stopping by even when I’m on hiatus mode, I am thankful for every one of you that read my posts, like them and the ones that decided to follow me, I really appreciate the support!!

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You like my sunglasses?? My favorite ones… ha!!

Now that we are saying our thanks… Let’s say thanks for all sports, specially for Football, for Champions League, La Liga and all international leagues, for World Cups and all tournaments… Well, you get the idea!

This year I extend my thank you note for formula one for wining my heart and full attention, as well as other sport that remains in a big side of my brain (a really big side) and made me create this blog!

Have a Happy Thanksgiving everyone in this side of the pond that celebrate this Holiday!!

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I am totally ready, I have my specially pants, because this day is all about, Family, friends, in my case some European football, movies later but mostly lots and lots of food!!!  I can even see my #foodcoma in the horizon!

What are you doing for thanksgiving, watching football… the other one, American Football?… I know it’s part of the tradition right? feel free to leave any comment or follow on twitter. @MonikJHerrera

Cheers and hope you have a great day!

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Pictures found on  google.com, and the lady with the Football sunglasses that’s me!

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Congratulations Mate!! … Cars, races and drama… Its called Fourmula One!!

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Congratulations mate, Lewis Hamilton the 2014 Formula One World Champion!!

I have been following the Formula One from some year now, it was like I keep an eye on it, I knew what was happening but I wasn’t as involved as I’ve been this  past season, but every year my interest grow until I finally gave up, now I have both eyes on it and I couldn’t be happier!

For many people racing could be boring, cars going around and around, but I find it very interesting, like other sports disciplines it’s also about skills, strategies and in this case engines, and of course all the drama that sometimes and more than what people think surround the drivers, teams or the Formula One itself, it happens every year, which I find fascinating!

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The season is over, at the end it was a great one , it stared with the realization that Mercedes- Benz’s cars were as the media  called them superior comparing to the rest of the cars, so everyone thought it was going to be a predictable season and that they probably would win all races, which they almost did, with the exception of three that were won by red Bull drivers, the rest were for Mercedes’ drivers overall they ended up wining the F1 Constructors’ Championship …

Contrary to everyone’s’ believes  it turned out to be very entertaining, mostly  thanks to the rivalry between both Mercedes’ drivers, Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg it was so intense at times, especially because of their history, friends for a long time until the fight for the title got in between of their friendship. For many their relationship will never be the same again…

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Hamilton got to Abu Dhabi in a better position he needed to win or finish second to become the champion, Rosberg had it a bit more complicated he needed to win and then wait for Lewis to finish third or lower.  All this was the perfect set up to define the championship in the last race, the last battle, it was supposed to be like the battle of the two towers… -Yes another LOTR reference.. I’m obsess with them!!-…

All started very promising, when Hamilton passed Rosberg right at the beginning of the race and then we all listened to  Rosberg talking to his tea through their radio that his car was having electric problems, and from that moment the battle of the two towers was over, donzo…Well, we all know what happened later, as Hamilton said it, he had the best day of his life!!

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Eventhough, Rosberg was not able to challenge Hamilton in that last race Felipe Massa with Williams put up a good fight, at the end it was fun to watch… so now it time to wait and see all the moves between drivers, cars and teams and see how they will get ready for the 2015 season!!

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Thanks for reading I am happy to include formula One in my sport world, feel free to share with me, if you like races and drivers? what are your expectation for next season or what did you think about this past season?… or anything you want to share… You can leave a comment in the comment area or on my twitter @MonikJHerrera!

Pictures from; AS.com, Marca.com and BBCSports.com

Expectations, Curiosities, Handshakes, Dj’s and Blankets… It’s all about Football!

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The weekend is here, I was waiting for it so bad!…  It’s going to be a busy weekend, most European leagues are back after the International break, so the local battles are back too, lots of games and points to fight or defend and for some records to break. It should be interesting and hopefully fun!

Before submerge into the deep waters of the European league – ohh the ocean, with this cold weather I really miss you- but that’s not the point, back to submerge into the deep waters of every league lets look at some curious, funny and sometimes weird images and moments that this International break left us;

The Messi- Ronaldo show…

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Let’s start with the highly anticipated friendly between Argentina and Portugal  at Old Trafford, which for everyone it was a Messi vs Crisstiano Ronaldo match, everyone expected them to play at their best, to challenge each other and to try to prove who is the best of the World… They only played one half and for many they weren’t  that impressive, it was one of those “expectations were higher than reality” kind of moment.

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Anyhow what was interesting and funny was to see the incredible attention to every detail, move  or interaction both player had before, during and after the match :0, pictures, photos or analysis of how they look at each others, how strong was the handshake, who smile more, and many more things of that nature, it was just crazy but so enjoyable!!

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And this story is to be continued…. 😉

The name game, Casillas or Casilla??

I know this is silly but it’s funny too, if for some reason during the match between Spain and Germany you missed the moment when Iker Casillas was substituted by Kiko Casilla you probably would have thought at some point, wait, what happened?, did the commentators are missing the “s” in Iker’s last name, but then you would have look at the TV and at Spain’s goalkeeper and think he doesn’t look like Casillas at all, unless you are familiar with La Liga which most of you probably are, but for the ones that are not, know that there is an Iker Casillas and a Kiko Casilla (no “s” at the end) and both are goalkeepers. Haa!! It can be confusing at times… Or maybe just anecdotic!

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The weird note…

Goes to Xabi Alonso and his comments about Neuer being the best goalkeeper by far that he has ever played with,  emphasis in the “by far”, and how he deserves the Ballon d’or because he won the World Cup with Germany and the whole he is the best goalkeeper, comments that have created a big fuss because he just left Real Madrid and the comments are considered for some a direct attack o lack of support for Iker Casillas and Cristiano Ronaldo, of course you can support your new teammate but for many these comments are a little bit out of time or place, but hey he is free to express his opinion I guess, but oh boy he really stir the waters up!

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The sad news;

There are many player that get injure during the International break when playing with their national team, so we wish them all a speedy recovery, specially to Luka Modric, he will be out around three-months according to the latest report. Get well soon Luka!

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The introduction;

Let me introduce you to the Euro 2016 “Mascot”

Let’s conclude in our side of the pond;

Hard to understand if Mexico players  were getting ready to play or to have a pajama party! haha… They were trying to stay warm in this cold weathers! I like that they are kind of coordinated, and so into plaid! Fashion alert!!

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The USA probably needed some blankets after their lost 1-4 vs Ireland, and most probably in need of a serious pajama party after picking the ball up from their goal fourth times! 😦 Ouch!

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Let’s closed it with a famous DJ!! David Guetta wearing the Colombia national team jersey, a gift from James with an Instagram messages included!

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I’m bulletproof, nothing to lose
Fire away, fire away
Ricochet, you take your aim
Fire away, fire away…

I bet you started to sing… I did! 🙂

By the way if you are planning to watch the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, the last race of the Formula 1 season and the battle for the championship between Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg enjoy and I’ll probably be tweeting  during the race, I’ve been following F1 for some years now, but this season I’ve been so involved, that I am nervous  to know who will be the champion :O and I love it!!

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Thank you for reading and stopping by, feel free to leave any comment. What do you think about the whole Xabi Alonso comments situation? or Who is the best Messi or CR7? Ha… Also we can talk on twitter, you can fin me @MonikJHerrera

Have a great weekend!!

Besitos !

Pictures thanks to As.com, Marca.com. Deportestelemundo.com, Univisiondeportes.com, goal.com and BBCSport.com

Throwback Thursday! (#TBT)… Herzlichen Glückwunsch Champions!!

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It’s always nice to say Congratulations!!! So, there you have it Germany, Congratulations Champions!!…  Better late than never … I know it only took me like four months to say it but, hey, intentions are everything!!

Just to clear things out, well deserved it, they were the best team throughout the whole tournament and yes I know you are probably saying “Who cares, that’s so last summer news” but in my defense today it’s Thursday so I am so into throwbacks right now. 😉

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Although  if you think about it, we are almost at the end of the year and just this week we had the last friendlies and last international matches from all national teams, some of them will say Thank God! Yes I’m looking at you Spain, a year to forget for them, they even closed it with a defeat 0-1 vs the Champions, Germany… hence my congratulations again, talking about finishing with a punch! Well done Germany, so let’s Throwback Thursday (#TBT) to July 13th 2014!

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All started at the Maracanã Stadium, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, an intense match, extra time and just when we all thought we were going to penalties, boom Mario Götze of Germany scored in the 113th minute and then he drop the mic!…. It was over for Argentina and their dream to win a World Cup in their arch rivals home, this is like Batman and the Joker type of love, to put into some kind of weird perspective… 😉

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Well, we all enjoy it, some more than others, definitely we realized that Germans actually can celebrate big time, which was surprising for some people, ha!

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Congratulations Germany, looking forward to see what this team and this generation of players can accomplish, they already got a big one, the biggest trophy, the one that rules them all, a little LOTR reference never hurts! (My preciousss)

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What do you think, can Germany becomes the new Spain meaning playing a specific style, wining all or give us a memorable generation of players like Spain did? ( I know some of them are memorable already but you get what I mean, I hope so… if not just ask me ;/)  Let me know in the comments are or on my twitter @MonikJHerrera , feel free to give any opinion. 😉

Thanks for reading, I know this was old news but I love World Cups and looking back to the latest one is always entertaining and emotional. A hug please…

Germany's Schweinsteiger embraces coach Joachim Loew as they celebrate their win against Argentina after their 2014 World Cup final at the Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro

P.S Thanks for stopping by in my absence, I’m trying to make it happen and that apparently has taken most of my life and energy, but I’m here, not going anywhere and I am back, ready to keep going, with more and bigger plans!! I’m going bananas!!

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Besitos ♥!

Pictures thanks to; svcathletics.com, Thedailybeast.com, Mirror.uk, cyberscore.me.uk english.alarabiya.net, totallycoolpix.com, rt.com, http://www.dailymail.co.uk, minionslovesbananas.com.