Why the hell not? Snoop has seemingly undergone as many transformations and name changes as Puffy but somehow doesn’t come off as pretentious or annoying unless you’re Bunny Wailer. His current incarnation as Snoop Lion is a bit interesting but ultimately irrelevant in the large scheme of all things Snoop Dogg. He’s a rapper, reggae artist, pee wee football coach and now wants to be a mascot for Celtic when they walk out against Juventus in next week’s Champions League match.
Mr. Lion/Dogg/Doggfather/Doggy Dogg doesn’t just want to watch the game live. He wants to walk out with the team as one of their mascots. This role is usually filled by children but he doesn’t care.
Speaking to the Sunday Mail, he said: ‘It’s the one I need to go to. It’s the game we’ve been waiting for.
‘I need tickets but I want to walk out with the team like a little kid with the banner. Yes, yes, make it happen.
‘Hail, hail the Celts are here. Yabadabadoo!’
Little did you know that The Flintstones were massive Celtic supporters during the Stone Age along with Rod Stewart and Billy Connolly.
It’s unlikely that Snoop will get his wish to be a mascot no matter how much he wants it. However the possibility of him walking out with Celtic while holding hands with Gary Hooper or Victor Wanyama makes this game a must-watch besides the chance of a Celtic upset over both legs.
It’s possible we’ll get around to doing a Champions League knockout round preview here but don’t hold us to it. Chelsea don’t play until Thursday so it’s not like I don’t have time.
Here’s some video of Newcastle’s Damien Duff and Spurs striker Robbie Keane celebrating Celtic’s win over Rangers on Sunday.
Keane’s teammate Alan Hutton must be thrilled with Keane as he stands to receive a winner’s share and medal if Rangers win the SPL. They’re five points behind Celtic but have three games in hand. How the hell does that even happen?? The words of the immortal Barry Glendenning come to mind but I don’t need to start a sectarian battle. They do that just fine on their own.
Unquestionably, Freddy Adu had a great Under-20 World Cup. He was one of the reasons the US advanced to the quarterfinals along with several other US players like Altidore, Zizzo and Seitz. Does this mean he’s on his way out of purgatory and back on the path to potential European success? It may if Celtic have anything to say about it.
Adu’s agent claims that Celtic representatives are coming to the US to discuss a possible move to Parkhead. European club interest has increased after his performance in the World Cup.
Adu claims that he’s finally playing his proper position and that’s why he blew up in Canada. I won’t speculate on that or whether success at the under-20 level will result in success overseas but I will say that if he has an opportunity to move abroad, he needs to do it now before he turns into a “should have been”. The proper training and competition will allow him and everyone else to see whether he is a wunderkind. We don’t think so but then again he doesn’t have to be a star. No one would call Brian McBride or Brad Friedel superstars but their European experience has made them better players, invaluable members of their respective club teams and better contributors to the USMNT.
There has to be a better name for the senior team. Actually US Soccer should replace the senior team with the under-20 team. There was more heart and creativity than I’ve ever seen at the senior level besides 2002. You watch that, Landycakes?
P.S. There is a rumor that Nigeria international Jay Jay Okocha could be moving to Real Salt Lake. I haven’t seen any confirmation of this but it would be a great pickup for them. If he’s willing to move to Qatar, he’ll move to SLC. Talk about two extremes. No thanks to both places.