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Juggling a Ball Has a Cool Side

It’s the middle of May, which means the weather is nice and is warming up into the 70s and 80s in most areas. What to do outside? Well, if you have a few minutes this weekend, I suggest taking up juggling. However, forget about those boring yellow tennis balls and pick up a soccer ball for a more exciting and entertaining challenge.

Don’t believe me that juggling a soccer ball can be entertaining?

Now that’s German efficiency at its best.

The Soccer-Pointer

Basketball games are filled with lots of points. They’re not hard to come by. Conversely, goals in soccer are (comparatively) significantly more rare, but lauded with comparable energy and jubilation as an alley-oop, backboard-breaking slam dunk or buzzer-beating 3-pointer.

So, how would world-class footballers fare in the world of basketball, with that tiny hoop and a regulation size 5 soccer ball? Interestingly, a layup seems more impressive when soccer players do it:

The half-court heave has nothing on this:

“Basketttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttt!!!!!”

(That’s soccer for, “Yeah, that just happened”).

The Kick Seen (and Analyzed) Around the World

With an added chill in the air (in Ohio, anyways), the phrase “it’s football season” takes on multiple meanings. This sentiment applies to both American and European/global football (soccer). By accident, while perusing the Apple store website, a familiar circular object appeared before my surprised eyes. Intrigued, I clicked on the picture to learn more. Despite a shocking price tag ($299.95), this technology is sure to gain serious intrigue by those at elite clubs with world-class skill.

In the purest sense, Adidas has given the world the next-generation soccer ball:

The beautiful game may now require tech support…